AHH has reported that DJ Kool Herc has been released from the hospital after being admitted, due to an unknown illness. While no further details have been released on his ailments, Kool is in dire need of donations to help with medical costs. The legendary DJ does not currently have health insurance. (donation info is available at here.)
“Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc has been released from a medical facility, but remains in need of financial aid to help with an unknown health condition.
“I just spoke to Kool Herc.he’s ok and in good spirits..but needs surgery..THIS TUESDAY at SUTRA..we’re gonna do a collection for him,” DJ Tony Touch tweeted earlier today.
According to Gangstarr’s DJ Premier, Kool Herc’s health is deteriorating and he is in need of monetary assistance, because he doesn’t have health insurance.
“Kool Herc is very sick,” DJ Premier revealed on his XM Satellite radio show Live From Headqcourterz. “For those that know about Hip-Hop, who we call the father of Hip-Hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well. It’s funny how we have a father of a culture that still lives, where as in some cultures they are dead and gone even though they may still be worshiped or reflected on in some kind of way.”
Over at my other hustle, I spent a little time chopping it up Game about his new mixtape, working with Wiz and Weezy, the Lakers, and some pretty interesting insight into hip-hop’s current infatuation with facial art.
“VIBE: You have a big record with hip-hop’s current MVP, Wiz Khalifa, how did you guys connect?
Game: I was just a fan, man. Me and Wiz smoked for probably four hours straight before we recorded anything. He resembles a young Snoop, and I never got to record with a young Snoop [Laughs]. I only got to record with legendary Snoop, that’s the big homie, so it was a no-brainer. Hip-hop always comes 360 degrees. The new generation will always remind you of the pioneers, and it’s a love thing. Just like B.o.B. is to Outkast. We actually did 2 others songs in our session. He’s got another track for his album, and I got one for mine.”
After the Lakers loss to the Celtics earlier this afternoon, Kobe Bryant made an appearance at The Vault to debut the second trailer from his short film The Black Mamba that premieres during NBA All Star Weekend next month in Los Angeles. In the second preview, Kobe encounters his opponents Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Danny Trejo (Machete) and “The Boss” played by Kanye West.