"Hip-hop ain't show loyalty yet/Kool Herc ain't never get a royalty check." - Black Thought

DJ Premier announced on his radio show, "Live from HQ," that DJ Kool Herc, one of the originators of hip-hop music, has been hospitalized. Preemo also said Herc has no health insurance. Although according to Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop, he's been released from the hospital, DJ Tony Touch says Herc will still need surgery. According to both Premier and Creekmur, Herc is asking fans to please donate money to help him out. Tony Touch tweeted that he'll be playing Sutra in NYC on Tuesday to help collect money for him. Donations can be made to the address below:

Kool Herc Production
PO Box 20472
Huntington Station, NY 11746

DJ Premier talks about DJ Kool Herc

Kool Herc is out of the hospital, but still in dire need of financial aid.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

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..RT!!less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

[via RapRadar]