DJ Premier Says Kool Herc Health’s Ailing

During Preemo‘s broadcast of Live from HQ this week, he informed listeners that the father of hip-hop, DJ Kool Herc, is currently hospitalized. He says the pioneer doesn’t have health insurance to cover the medical cost and is seeking for the public’s assistance.

UPDATE: Donations can be made here:

Kool Herc Production
PO Box 20472
Huntington Station, NY 11746

PayPal to: [email protected]

Previously: Jay-Z Pays Homage To DJ Kool Herc

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  • Mooz

    damn, pray he gets better

  • badjuju

    This isn’t going to end well….

    Hope Kool gets better though, no one wants to wish death upon anyone

  • mac DIESEL

    GET WELL SOON KOOL HERC!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • OBAMACare

    Maybe he should look into OBAMACare. Poor guy. Someone up top needs to get this man some damn insurance!

  • COLD BLOOD

    DJ KOOL HERC HAS REALIZED HIP HOP IS DEAD! NOW HE IS DYING!

    YOU CAN HATE ME NOW!

  • Pratik Ghose

    Man dog.. mad love from india.. rip… sucks hes dead… but i use all my money on xbox and wendys… ittte 1 love from calcatta

  • mac DIESEL

    ALL THESE HIP-HOP DJ’S SHOULD SET UP A FUND TO PAY FOR THE MEDICAL COSTS!!!! THAT WOULD BE A GREAT GESTURE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • RoeLuv

    Anyone drawing a check from HipHop should donate $10 to the man who gave mad people a career

  • http://skwer.org haq

    That’s just dumb (no health insurance). SMFH

  • Post no billz

    Dam all the og’s that started this thing arent doing to good fiancally…

  • Shawn

    Sad.. Not surprising. Many are in his boat. Many just can’t say they are one of founders of a Culture that has shaped popular culture over the last 20yrs
    An anonymous donation from one or some of the High Net Worth Value Rappers/ Moguls would be an even better gesture.
    If there is a link to a reputable org helping Herc I’ll kick in too.

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  • Shawn

    @Haq… That’s easy to say Bro. Herc is not employed by a company and on a cheap end health care of a man his age will cost about $10K/ year.. So aside from his cost of living adding an additional $900/ month is a lot of money for someone like Herc..
    Choosing to eat and healthcare is not a choice

  • Belize

    @OBAMACare: shut the fuck up ya lil ignorant tea partier! Form your own opinions, don’t listen to the palin prostitute!
    @RoeLuv: haha. they should.
    I hope he gets better and eything works out. :(

  • http://rapradar realrap505

    all the rappin about there cars and chain and money its funny you dont hear a peep when shit like this pops up…

  • the One

    I hope all the hip hop artists come together and set up a donation for this brother as they owe there whole art form to this man… Big up Kool Herk!! JAMAICA massive!

  • the One

    For all those loser rappers who think making it rain on hoes and blowing money on those coon chains why don’t you do something positive with your money and help this man out!! I promise if you do you will feel a 1000 times better about yourself as well as gain the respect of the whole hip hop community. People like Gucci, T- pain, wakka, take note as this is how you could be spending your money!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pat

    Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey…

  • Campano

    This is a shame. Such a legend & pioneer for an entire genre of music should not be in this position.

    http://www.hardknock.tv

  • http://anukinskywalkerdarapdarthvader.bandcamp.com/ AnuKiNSkywalker

    shit is fuked up, but thats how niggas do these days look out for self , 100 million dollor dreams with no championship ring, i’m gonna prey for kool herc.

  • GTFOH

    who gives a rat’s ass???? so he is in the hospital and has no insurance big effing deal! hes a grown ass man who is irresponsible and has no health care. if anyone here is in the same boat, would a fund be started-flat out no! you gotta eat that. the one thing about this so called culture is that there is no emphasis on RESPONSIBILITY! they all end up in jail, have various children with different women, and every time one of these “artists” is in a jam…immediately they seek the public for a fuking hand out-look at nate dogg.

  • Gordon B.

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that it’s his own fault for not affording health insurance, put work in and put some money aside or be left poor, it’s sad to see legends fall but it is what it is.

  • seancoonery

    On a seperate note ive noticed that people are way to quick to reach out for joe publics support these days, wether its someones health or crisis they are immediatly out ready with the begging bowl. I wish no ill health or harm on anyone but its seems a little unfair how peole want to reach inside your pockets for every thing includng personal problems.
    Like gtfo says he should gave been responsible and had some money set aside for this outcome.

    get well soon

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  • black gallagher

    it is his own fault indeed, but one of these niggas like jay or ye need to step up and just pay for dude’s medical bills. they love talkin bout how much money they got anyway. premier needs to campaign to rich niggas, not the public; cause guess what- we ain’t got no muh fuckin insurance either

  • http://www.thegreatzeee.com zeee

    there are too many rich rapper out there for kool herc not to have any support. if they dont come out to help dude, that says alot aobut them.

  • http://anukinskywalkerdarapdarthvader.bandcamp.com/ AnuKiNSkywalker

    ^^ YOU 2 DUDES UP TOP ARE SOME SLAVE MINDED MF’S ITS NOT ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE THIS DUDE KOOL HERC HELP OPEN THE DOOR FOR ALL YOUR FAVORITE RAPPERS , SO THEN NIGGAS LIKE YOU AND YOU, BE LIKE WHO CARES I’M GONNA DO ME, NIGGAS LIKE YOU AND YOU , WILL NEVER FIND TRUE LOVE YOU’LL HAVE TO PAY FOR THAT, UM NIGGAS LIKE YOU AND YOU, WILL WORK ON A WEEKYLY CHECK UNTIL YOUR 100 YEARS OLD, NIGGAS LIKE YOU AND YOU, WILL SELL OUT YOUR OWN BLOOD FOR MONEY. USA AIN’T THE SAME NO MORE ITS A BUNCH OF FOLLOW WHAT EVERYBODY DO, SOUND LIKE HIM OR HER THIS IS WHATS GETTING SALES SO I WANT YOU TO SOUND LIKE A COPY OF THIS PERSON OR YOUR SONG SHOULD SOUND LIKE THIS OR YOUR RAPS ARE NICE BUT ADD SOME SINGING IN THE SONGS, WAKE UP AMERICA YOU ALL WORSHIP MONEY AND HOES.

  • IZM

    Honestly, as a whole, Obama’s healthcare package really didnt do much. Its gonna cost us over a trillion dollars and still leaves more than 10,000 people uninsured, while at the same time it actually raises the average cost of care and lays most of the extra burden on small businesses, which are A) the backbone of the American economy and B) getting fucked over every chance they get right now. It would have been about 1/10 the cost to just buy insurance for everybody that didnt have it, and it would have been completely free to pass a law that says the insurance companies had to provide insurance for everyone. But of course our politicians had to make sure the drug/insurance/healthcare companies were happy enough to keep funding their campaigns.

    But the most disturbing part of that whole deal for me is that when they passed the bill, only about 40% of the country supported it. These are our “representatives”, theyre supposed to “represent” us and the way we feel. U remember how retarded Bush sounded when he declared himself the “Decider”? Aint shit changed.

    Back to the topic at hand, Kool Herc is a legend, and its terrible to say this, but I gotta wonder what he did with all that dough? I mean its not like dude never saw any money, he just made bad choices I guess. It would be nice to see someone pay respect (and maybe some bills) tho.

  • as

    @ IZM

    How many people support the war? The reality is the concept of a representative is bullshit. We live in a coorporate era, where corporations have more power and control than citizens and we get hit with the flak from it. Sad, sad, days.

    All the people saying it’s this dude’s fault. Notice HE isn’t asking for handouts, PREMO is. Big difference. A friend trying to round up community versus someone who has probably resigned to their fate are two distinct things.

  • THEREALDJDIRTYG

    WOW never thought i would ever do this….Im Quoting MAC DIZZLE

    @mac DIESEL says:

    GET WELL SOON KOOL HERC!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • http://anukinskywalkerdarapdarthvader.bandcamp.com/ AnuKiNSkywalker

    AMERICA IS FUKED UPED NOW BUNCH BACK STABBING, ACT LIKE THEIR THERE TO HELP YOU BUT REALLY LOOKING OUT FOR THIERSELF, I UNDERSTAND SURVIVE AND KEEP IT MOVING BUT DAM , NO NEED TO WORRY THOUGH VERY BIG CHANGES ARE GONNA HAPPEN IN THIS PLANET WE WILL SEE WHATS GOOD IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

  • http://anukinskywalkerdarapdarthvader.bandcamp.com/ AnuKiNSkywalker

    PLUS MF’S WILL DESTROY THIS EARTH 1ST BEFORE THEY GIVE UP RESOURCES THAT ARE NOT GOOD FOR THE PLANET, YOU THINK PPL GVIE A FUK ABOUT GREEN ENERGY? MOTHERFUKERS CAN’T EVEN CLEAN UP THEIR OWN CRIB. BUT AS LONG THEIR RIDING CLEAN AND FLASHING JEWLS AND PROFILING LIKE A GANGSTER, YO HERES ANOTHER THING BEING A GANGSTER IS BASICLLY BEING IN SOME WHITE DUDES SHADOW FROM THE EARLY 1900’S ONLY 1 BLACK GANGSTER ”BUMPY JOHNSON”. PPL NEED TO WAKE UP , THE HOOD RIGHT NOW PPL WANT TO HERE SURVIVAL STORIES NOT BEING IN THE CLUB OR SINGING ABOUT GOLD DIGGING BITCHES, PPL WANT TO HERE THE STRUGGLE PPL WANT THEAR THE GIRL WHO STICKS BY YOURSIDE TIL THE END VICE VERSA. I’M PRETTY SURE PPL YOU SEE ON A SCREEN IS WORRIED ABOUT WERE THEY ARE GOING AFTER THEY DIE, ITS FUNNY HOW A POOR MAN CAN DREAM OF HEAVEN BUT A RICH MAN CAN DREAM OF HELL.

  • IZM

    @as

    I know. Thats my point. The problem comes when the citizenry either fails or refuses to recognize it. Most lower-income people I talk to seem to think corruption is a Republican problem, and most higher-income people seem to think its a Democratic problem. In reality its a systematic problem, and after centuries of power-grabs and spoils systems, we have arrived at a government that is much closer to an Oligarchy (rule over the masses by a small group of the elite) than a Democracy (a from of government which draws power from the consent of the governed).

    Originally, America was supposed to be structured so that each state would have MUCH more operational power on their own (see: strict constructionism). This was a brilliant system, allying America into a unified nation while allowing innovation and diversity to blossom, something like a free market system for the government. Unfortunately, our power-hungry politicians quickly dismantled the “innovative”, “diverse” part of that plan, in favor of a new structure where everything and everyone must go through the federal government, including money, power and influence.

    I sometimes wonder what it would be like to actually live in a free country. Who needs an Illuminati when u have the American government?

  • Shawn

    For all of you “his responsibility” cats.. This blog is a product of his, and others, vision…
    Unfortunately Herc missed the Big Checks and has been relegated to Ambassador status.
    Funny how when someone who gave the This Thing Of Ours legs, needs our assistance folks basically say “Fuck’em”.. SMH.. Note to self: no matter what you do in life… People will say Fuck you in a time of need

  • http://anukinskywalkerdarapdarthvader.bandcamp.com/ AnuKiNSkywalker

    @izm yea alot of distractions from the real problem,its funny but alot of brainwashing tactics and systematic tactics come from ww2 germany , think about usa took technology why not take a systematic power and control system, that has the masses feared of things wich are not related to the real problem, for example , terror a stereo type is a person who comes form the middle east, in reality who’s the real threat to the gov? ppl who are real poor and can’t afford food? or american ppl who can afford a million rifles and explosives to take control of the new world who the natives use to live on ?

  • The Hater

    @Shawn cosign that fam

    These muthafuckas probably have no real friends

  • IZM

    @AnuKiN Skywalker

    U lost me a bit there at the end, cuz terrorism is still a very real problem, and statistically, we see terrorist attacks from radical Muslims (Im NOT saying most Muslims are terrorists) almost 10x as often as terror attacks from groups of Americans within the United States. But I agree with u as far as the government manipulating the people for achieve their own goals, and Ill have to look into the parallels with Nazi Germany. I have noticed before that Machiavelli’s description of the ideal ruler in “The Prince” pretty much exactly describes our average modern politician, which is of course disturbing because Machiavelli wrote “The Prince” as a tongue-in-cheek story about the WORST way to rule.

  • MATIC

    HOW DO WE DONATE? HOW DO WE GET AT PRIMO?

  • NotoriousRambo

    GET WELL HERC ILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS

  • D

    man, them muthafuckaas with so much cash need to help this man

    i mean, it’d be an honor to help him

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  • Soulja Boy fan

    Who is dis bafoon? Mane me nd we alay me why wht colo on smh

  • Consignment

    If it wasn’t for Kool Herc Hip Hop wouldn’t be…

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  • Pratik Ghose

    man my nigger orlando died today too.. 2 homies lost.. orlando cheatham.. i love u

  • Slim

    shit is fuked up, but thats how niggas do these days look out for self , 100 million dollor dreams with no championship ring, i’m gonna prey for kool herc.

    ^^^^
    Prey? Pray for your grammar clown.

  • SINCERE

    lets get real people …why is it our responsibility to pull food out of our kids mouths-or our own for that matter, to help a man who has not taking accountability for his own health. the only thing certain in this life is death and taxes. it seems no one plans for anything because this hip hop shit is always about ‘living in the moment’. if it isnt an artist selling their publishing to a label during hard times, its begging for donations from the public when they get sick. legend or not he is a man and if he was beneath getting a fuking job, and acquirng health insurance all this time because of his status…then he is lying in the very same bed he created.

  • Tin Tin

    ^ That’s why it’s called a donation you fucking idiot. You DONATE what you can.

  • http://www.amorathegodmother.com AMORA

    Why was the Hip-Hop MOVEMENT created by Herc (and Afrika/Zulu) in the first place if people are gonna be selfish and think it’s about hoes and money solely? Does it take a tragedy to remind people of their own roots? Many have sacrificed and what do they get but tossed aside and disrespected? If Herc were in perfect health…would we appreciate him less? Get your freakin heads on right people…it’s not good for anyone to prove stereotypes are right and what started with NO MONEY and UNIFYING INTENTIONS to uplift the masses with equality has turned into…well…fuckery all in the name of money, lies and greed and THAT IS NOT REALLY HIP-HOP. smh Even MLK Jr. is not resting at this shamefulness. REAL HIP-HOP HAS A GREAT MISSION that too many ignore and for too damn long!

  • http://www.pottstreet.com Gusto

    Let’s Go Jay, Ye, Fiddy, Em, Dre, Snoop, Nas…. the list goes on…. pay ya respects and look after the guy that fathered Hip Hop. Donate. Do a benefit. Just do something.

    I believe it would say a lot about Hip Hip if we looked after our own.

    G

  • @Gusto

    Didnt u hear? Nas owes the IRS $6 million on top of whats still going to Kelis. Aint that some shit… dudes actually broker than Kool Herc right now.

  • http://www.amorathegodmother.com AMORA

    And PS..anyone who talks BS about HERC bein’ an “OLD G” truly does not know him at all. He is youthful in spirit and intends on giving more cuz he’s all about. Ask yourself…what do you do for Hip-Hop and the world huh? Pay attention and start showing some respect and understanding for this man that wasn’t all about $$$$$ – but about doing what is right to help people get along and feel happy no matter if they had nothin! UNITY is what started this thing, and UNITY is the ONLY thing that keeps Hip-Hop alive. If it were just about “competition” we’d all be dead by now with all these wannabee gangsters around thinkin they know what Hip-Hop really is. #REALTALK

  • Shawn

    I’m sure Herc is the first artist who’s been in this situation.. But painters, sculptures and other music forms have their own “Hercs” and they tend to them.. But no WE allow our people that have contributed so much to art, Blues, jazz, funk etc.. Who were taken advantage and missed the “Get Money” Window to fall on hard times and say “Fuck’em”..
    He ain’t asking Motherfuckas to pay for his car note.. Maybe because I pay for my own Health insurance and could only imagine how difficult it is for a 50 yr old man to find a job when all you know if one thing… And the dedication to that one thing has help so many..
    No ones expecting anybody to “not feed their kids” to help Herc.. The hyperbole is not needed.
    Sure he donesnt have insurance.. You can help or not..
    And for you parents, this is a great time to show your kids the meaning of helping YOUR community and the people that contribute to it..
    SMH
    I done on the soap box.. And I’ll be contributing. If you aren’t.. Hopefully you’ll never be in that position..

  • prajnaimmovable

    TELL ME HOW WILL YOU FEEL WHEN , ALL YOU HAVE IS ALL YOU ARE ???????????

  • slick

    the fans shouldn’t have to donate shit. the artists who profited and made millions off of the culture this dude started should foot the bill. are you fucking kidding me? this is fuckin kool herc we’re talking about

  • RECOVERY

    @shawn EAT A DICK U WACK SON OF A BITCH! FUCK A NIGGAS!

  • P.Rock

    This should not even be an issue… telling me 50, Jay, Diddy can’t help him out?? One show’s donations (ticket sales and Merch of all 3 artist) could take care of this man for life…. not just surgery… hip hop is dead… or is dying (Kool Herc)

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  • HK

    Some interesting comments here.

    Will def keep Brotha Herc in my prayers and as several have noted some of these rappers need to step up and pitch in for the man that started their MF culture…even if it means selling one of those dumb ass chains.

  • kwame

    what’s with the ‘these rich rappers should donate,not us’ mentality?thats some bitch shit.

  • martin

    how is it he don’t have insurance i thought these rappers were ballers

  • FOOD

    IF THIS GUY FATHERED HIP HOP THEN HE DIDNT RAISE HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS RIGHT. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME U HEARD KOOL HERC ON TOUR WITH ANY OF YOUR FAVORITE RAPPERS? NOT TO SAY HE WAS GOING BE PERFORMING OR ANYTHING, BUT AT LEAST HIS PRESENCE WOULD BE SHOWN AND HE WOULD HAVE AN OUTLET TO EARN AN INCOME. NOW AFTER THE FACT, AS ALWAYS IN THIS CULTURE, IS WHEN EVERYONE WANTS JAY, EM, FIF ETC…TO WEAR THE FUKING CAPE. THIS IS SHAMEFUL! AND PANHANDLING FOR DONATIONS TO HELP THIS MAN’S HEALTH IS JUST DISGUSTING. IF IT WASNT OBVIOUS TO HIM THAT NO ONE IN THIS GAME HAS PAID HOMAGE UP UNTIL NOW, HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKING CARE OF HIS OWN PERSONAL MATTERS.

  • original Will

    I dont understand how shit like this can happen its millionaires out there who wouldnt have they jobs becuz of this man and Niggas is reaching out to the fans

    like niggas can drop a mill at a strip club buy his son a maybach wear all this taccy ass jewelry and a nigga cant give a lil what bout 5 grand to a nigga who help get shit jumping off for them like Jay probably going to be the only nigga to help out

    He do like a concert somewhere and give a hundred percent of the proceeds like he has done for so many occasions but these other niggas like Game wanna speak on the legends of Hiphop and all this shit but dont do shit to help these niggas when they down niggas money is all wrapped up in madden tournaments and shit

    everytime its wayne or somebody big birthday these niggas going all out with lavish gifts

  • http://www.amorathegodmother.com AMORA

    Instead of Rick Ross and Diddy spending supposedly $1million on some dumb ass flossin Bday party…they should be respecting where they came from in the first place. Hip-Hop was not created to make others feel bad for what they don’t have…that is not how unity works. Ross is selfish and we all know how Diddy made his money (he probably owes many people money for all his sampling etc). I am so tired of SELFISH people in general. KOOL HERC has always been about good things for the people and deserves all the help and respect from the entire Hip-Hop family…cuz he is REAL and has always sacrificed for love and empowerment for humanity. As far as I’m concerned anyone that brags about what they got is insecure and usually a liar. I’m all for entertainment, but not phony “gangstas” frontin’ like they r something special and everyone should bow before them – THEY ARE NOT GODS THEY R PRODUCED, BUDGETED, MANUFACTURED, PROMOTED AND MARKETED which are the essentials to get mass exposure. Well at least the girls in the strip club got paid (minus pimp/establishment costs)…and I’m sure their lil daughters think their mom’s job is classy…way to inspire good women with values to raise our children…
    I don’t think when HERC started Hip-Hop he could fathom that it would turn into the porno biz where we give applause to “STARS” for being losers that have to pay for a woman’s attention like Diddy or Ross…then again look at them and their Maybach bs. Hip-Hop was meant to be real…not a fabrication of mobster wannabees.

  • KCMOSPEAK

    This man paved the way for so many DJ’s & you guys can’t come together & have some type of fund raiser to get his bills paid? Not to mention DJ Premier makes millions off of his beats.. He could pay for the surgery & the hospital stay, & it wouldn’t dent his pocket!! In fact he could use it as a tax write off!! STEP IT UP PEOPLE!!

  • HK

    c/s @shawn

  • KCMOSPEAK

    not to mention if it wasn’t for this man you so called rappers wouldn’t have NOTHING & be NOTHING today!! all of you donate to cancer, hatti, ect.. but you just can’t give this man some money?? SMDH!! this matter shouldn’t have never made it to the media!! it should have been handle with-in!!

  • JERZZZ

    First and foremost, God bless Kool Herc, and I pray the man gets the money he need to to pay his medical bills.

    Now, on to the subject. FUCK PRIMO, FUCK RUSSEL SIMMONS AND FUCK ANY OTHER “ARTIST”/EXECUTIVE FAGGOT ASS NIGGA WITH THE AUDACITY TO COME OUT HERE SAYING “WE” THE FANS OWE ANY OF THESE NIGGAS ANYTHING. THESE NIGGAS WHO BECAME MULTIMILLIONAIRES OFF OF OUR MONEY NEED TO PONY UP THAT BILL OR SHUT THE FUCK UP.
    “WE” SUPPORTED HIP HOP FROM ITS BIRTH, WE WORKED/HUSTLED WHATEVER TO HAVE DOLLARS TO GO OUT AND COPP THESE CD’S & TAPES IF YOUR OLD ENOUGH, THAT PUT CASH IN THESE NIGGAS POCKETS. “WE” REGULAR ASS PEOPLE STRUGGLING OUR SELVES CONSISTENTLY PUT MONEY IN THEY POCKETS, NOW THEY WANT MORE? FUCK OUTTA HERE, THESE RICH NIGGAS NEED TO SUPPORT THE FOUNDING FATHER INSTEAD OF PANHANDLING AND PUSHING THE GUILT ON TO US LIKE THEY AINT GOT THE DOUGH TO DO IT.

  • LALALALA

    Cmon Preemo, you paid.. But damn Kool Herc, get well soon, true OG, if y’all dunno who this is look it up, we’d have no Hip Hop to listen to if it wasn’t for this guy

  • http://www.amorathegodmother.com AMORA

    If Lil Wayne is in “bizness 100 million dollars” he needs to pony up…along with others who spend their time braggin about how rich they are (which is NEVER the true measure of your human worth). I will still be contributing bcuz it is the right thing to do. For all y’all that think HERC has made what he is worth and should’ve been “responsible” and saved money…u really don’t know much about what the industry does to artists…they squeeze u til u drop and are no longer hot…then they laugh at your downfall and throw u to the dogs. I know peepz still looking to get paid from majors for years now and ones that sat on the shelf with dreams and got stolen from or dropped. I think they need to make a list of contributor names on a website and stalk ANY Hip-Hop celeb until they give it up. IT SEEMS WE GOTTA REMIND PEOPLE WHAT HIP-HOP IS REALLY ABOUT…
    Keep in mind most of the profits of Hip-Hop have gone to “the powers that be” which are mostly aristocratic white people that don’t even know a thing about music (whatever religion they may be) and they don’t give a crap about anything but business. We are not important to them, which is why the true mission of Hip-Hop went astray long ago…can we get this train back on track? That is the question…TO BE OR NOT TO BE…..REAL
    And that is why I am proud to be an Indie artist…it’s called Freedom and MY money in my pocket. Check this out:
    INDIE RELEASE CD….$9.99….($6 in my pocket after mktg/production/distrib/promo costs)
    MAJOR RELEASE CD…$14.99…(depending upon the clever contract the execs and lawyer conjure up…artist gets $0 to maybe $3 (if they r Madonna)
    This is why artists link up sponsorships and now there are 360 deals so bye bye 50%
    The majors are crumbling as we speak cuz they don’t know what they r doing with their stupid “formulas”…they r becoming distribution banks and developing children they can boss around and lie to. The true ideals of Hip-Hop will be the only thing to stand the test of time—the flossin bs is headed down the toilet. Nobody is impressed anymore and people r broke out there…same boring stories and Liberaci bs. Here’s a clue…NOONE IS BETTER THAN ANYONE IN THIS WORLD – AND WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN.

  • http://www.amorathegodmother.com AMORA

    I feel so sorry for the children when their Mom has to b a ho or stripper-if u wonder where family and Hip-Hop values went…everybody started “BIG PIMPIN” (Jay has done some good yes, but he is not the same dude from the hood and appearingly is not a daddy yet so he can’t relate) and forgot to prepare for the future of our children. I like to listen to major songs via Youtube for free and buy Indie songs from real artists who run their own bizness. I refuse to support already wealthy people that hord their money so their lazy spoiled kids can never know the words “WORK ETHIC”…I ain’t helping to support their gaudy houses in the Hamptons etc. I am most concerned about stopping the brain-washing of our children by artists who don’t represent Hip-Hop but rather porno music.

  • WAKA FU

    Shut the F up AnuKiNSkywalker… why should any of us care? Unfortunate situation but hell, ain’t we all in unfortunate situations?? Its as simple as this…Jay Z, Russell Simmons, Puff, who ever the F else, throw in & help that man out… if not, stop holln his name out like you respect him so much… Jay Z going ham sayn niggas ain’t even got his bitch money… well Jigga, take some of yo bitch money and help that dude out or stop shouting em out! Hey Rev Run… that man need more than a prayer right about now…I’m sure MTV will help you out a little bit, dayum! New York State Of Mind, huh? Well I’m glad I’m from the south then, cause y’all niggas “cold…blooded”

  • http://anukinskywalkerdarapdarthvader.bandcamp.com/ AnuKiNSkywalker

    @ waka FU well the south wouldn’t be the sout if it wasn’t for the north , and the south wouldn’t be the sout if it wasn’t for the bronx. there wouldn’t be waka flaka or gucci man if there was no kool herc get your mind right player.I’m telling niggas like you are brained washed to the up most.

  • http://anukinskywalkerdarapdarthvader.bandcamp.com/ AnuKiNSkywalker

    ppl worship money thats cool for them, its cool to be cream of the crop but if god made a drought then your whole life would stop. But fuk all the negative talk, if you got a dolloar to spare shot love to 1 of the pioneers of hip hop.

  • MASTERBUILDERS

    COME ON DICKHEADS (OUR SO CALLED BLACK STARS) SET SPEED AND PAY UP………………………