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The nature of his illness has yet to be disclosed however family and friends are reaching out to his fans for help. DJ Premier made an announcement on his Sirius XM radio program over the weekend regarding his health and said he is not doing well.
“We spoke today, and he needs some help to pay his bills for the hospital because he can’t hold it down,” DJ Premier said. “Being that he is the man who set this whole culture off, ya’ll should be wanting to do it any type of way that you can.” (source)
Most well versed in the Hip Hop culture know he was among an elite group of catalysts in the movement, so naturally one would expect him to be in a financial position to handle situations like these, however, his cultural contributions have yet to reap the rewards of today’s mega stars of the genre.
We at Under Pressure have had the pleasure of working with Herc and it is our responsibility as supporters and simply as good friends to spread the word.
For those in NYC, Tony Toca will be holding a collection for donations at Sutra this Tuesday. Those not in the Tri-State area can send their donations to:
Kool Herc Productions
PO Box 20472
Huntington Station, NY 11746