DJ Kool Herc, often referred to as the "Father of Hip Hop," has been hospitalized, according to DJPremierBlog.com.
"Kool Herc is very sick...Kool Herc is not doing well," explained DJ Premier. "It's funny how we actually have a father of a culture [who] still lives, where in some cultures, they're already dead and gone..."
"Since he's very sick and has no insurance, uses a metro card to get around, needs to pay his bills so he can get out of the hospital, it's ill... If you don't know about it, now you know about it. ...We spoke today, and he needs some help to pay his bills for the hospital because he can't hold it down. And 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. People know how to reach us."
If you are interested in learning how to help, email firstname.lastname@example.org to remain updated on any details regarding the matter.
HipHopDX.com extends our well wishes to DJ Kool Herc for a speedy recovery.
UPDATE: DJ Tony Touch recently Tweeted that he has spoken to Herc and that he has been released from the hospital. According to Tony, Kool Herc is in "good spirits" but needs a surgical procedure. He also said that he will take up a collection to help pay for Herc's medical bills at this week's Toca Tuesday at the Sutra Lounge.
New Rob Rush joint produced by Maclane. Rob has been behind the scenes mostly making the Rec-League machine work but he stepped into the booth this week on this heavy west coast beat produced by the new Rec-League secret weapon, Maclane. You can hear Rob on QM‘s release “Happy Hour“, as well as Richie Cunning‘s mixtape “Late Night Special“, also running the merch booth for Richie Cunning while he was touring with the mighty Hieroglyphics. Rob Rush was featured heavily on last years Rec-League release “Season Two” as well and continues to work on all angles of the Rec-League / Routine Fly operation.
Rob is also me, the guy sending you these emails each weak. Thanks for the love!
January 31st 2011 -- Native Virginian, singer-songwriter, Angela "Mecca" Scott is definitely no stranger to the recording industry. As a matter of fact, her first foray into the business came courtesy of, arguably, the hottest emcee in the game, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter.
That's actually Angela Scott scattin' her way through the catchy chorus on the Ski produced, "Feelin' It," which samples Ahmad Jamal's "Pastures," the fourth and final entry from Jigga Man's platinum-plus classic solo debut, Reasonable Doubt .
Angela later went on to appear on notable songs from the likes of Camp Lo ["Sky Box"] and AZ ["Your World Don't Stop"], with her most recent offering being "Google Me," which she wrote for Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak. After a few false starts stemming from both shady business deals and personal hardships, the impressive veteran songstress has valiantly returned and is more than ready to take the music world by storm.
Currently readying the release of her "official" premiere outing, Angela Scott vs. Mecca, fueled by her brand new Marcus Frazier (Track House Productions) laced warm-up single, the appropriately titled, "I'm Free," 2011 is already shaping up to FINALLY be the year of Angela "Mecca" Scott -- Brace Yourselves! www.meccastylemusic.com .
Here is a joint from my album Working Class Legend: Overtime that I dropped recently. The song is My People. It's produced by my homie Stona straight from Poland! It's one of my personal favorites from this project. I discuss my thoughts on the current state of hip hop. Not just the music but the culture that plenty of people seem to have forgotten.
Starting life out as a DJ, Stealf is now one of the most well known producers from the UK. Numerous well known rappers have been heard rapping on his beats including USA superstars such as 40Glocc, Jim Jones, The Game, Joe Budden and Hussien Fatal, as well as UK acts such as Skinnyman, Professor Green and Big Cakes. His trademark sound has earned him recognition from a string of leading Hip-Hop magazines and blogs, as well as getting love from DJ's all over the USA and Europe.
Now in 2011, Stealf ups his game once more as he promises to unleash his amazing debut album 'I Am Stealf' which features the likes of Jadakiss, Ruste Juxx, Joell Ortiz and Wordsmith and a string of superb UK emcee's including Konny Kon, Deeze, Dap-C and Wolftown Recordings artist LATE. The first single to be lifted from the album is 'Rain Bring Pain' featuring Blackwall Street producer/DJ/rapper Nu Jerzey Devil. This is definitely a future Hip-Hop classic and is now available to purchase on iTunes for you listening pleasure.
Support real artists and purchase Stealf Feat Nu Jerzey Devil 'Rain Bring Pain' on MP3 from this direct iTunes link for only 79p!
If you are a DJ and would like to play this track in your club, on your radio show or indeed add this track to your next mixtape then please get in contact. Your support is really needed on this to make this track as big as it deserves to be.