We know the situation involving DJ Kool Herc's medical condition, and now another one of hip-hop's pioneers is stepping in to help. Russell Simmons recently spoke with Kim News Network on the significance of health care reform in America and also commented on helping Kool Herc's issue.

"We need real health care, that's for sure. As far as helping out, I'd like to help out young kids but I'm going to help out Kool Herc as well. Yeah, I'm going to be one of them and so will a lot of other Hip Hoppers. [We'll] bail him out but I don't think it's their job. I think it's the government's job to take care of people who can't afford health care," Russell noted.

"That's a different discussion but that's what this should spark, more of a discussion or a reminder to some of the Hip Hop community that they have to keep talking about health care and keep supporting the President in his initiatives to get health care for everybody."

[ValdTV via HipHopDX]