Kool Herc hospitalized, appeals for funds

February 1st, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kool Herc was hospitalized and because of the huge nature of the bill, he appealed for financial assistance.

Herc is famed as one of the founding fathers of hip hop. The cause of the hospitalization was not immediately clear but sources told reporters that his health is gradually declining. The 55-year-old is currently not in the right shape financially to take care of his health.

Fresh reports indicate that he has been discharged from the hospital. He is still said to be in bad shape and financial aid is immediately required to take care of him.

DJ Premier told “Live From HeadQCourterz” on Sirius XM that, “’Live From HeadQCourterz,’ saying “Kool Herc is very sick, 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 worshipped or reflected on in some kind of way [sic].”

Kool Herc is a Jamaica performer who was born as Clive Campbell. He was hospitalized over the weekend.

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