I was saddened by the news I heard regarding Kool Herc this weekend. One of the founding fathers of hip hop is in dire straights. I was immediately compelled to send some money without apprehension. It wasn’t until I talked about this matter with friends and family that they mentioned there are so many more in the hip hop community that firstly, make much more than I do, and have the capacity to make a larger impact as a result. Diddy, Jay-Z and a host of others names were mentioned as individuals with influence and more money than Scrouge McDuck – alright maybe not Scrouge since he was balling out of control – but I digress.

I have no clue if these artists, figures, folks have put in one red cent, but I think the general consensus is that they should. As much as Diddy has made off of re-hashed joints and the multimillion dollar success of RocaWear and other ventures, one would hope that not just them, but most hip hop artists would pay dues – this is a living legend! All I can do is stand on the sidelines and assume and gripe about what I don’t know, but I do know that I will put in what I can to see that this amazing person gets better. If each hip hop head donated one dollar we could turn things around, not only for Kool Herc’s health, but for the world a number of things. (I know that was incredibly sappy)…

With that said I will appreciate what he has done and pray for the best.

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