DJ Kool Herc's Sister Sets up a PayPal Account for Donations

The iconic DJ Kool Herc has "serious kidney stones" as family sets up Paypal account for fans to donate money.

As we recently reported, Hip Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc has been sick. However, while some believed he may be close to dying, his family recently revealed that he has "serious kidney stones." As a result, Herc needs surgery soon, one that he cannot afford at this time. Cindy Campbell, Herc's sister, recently spoke on this issue and what can be done with The New York Daily News

"He's been in terrible pain for months," she noted. "The doctors say they've got to come out, but we just don't have the money."

The legendary Kool Herc has more than $10,000 to pay in hospital bills so far. This does not include the surgery, which will add another amount to the overall sum. 

The stones were found months ago at a Bronx hospital where they also inserted a stent, a hallow tube, which is meant to help with any pain or discomfort. According to Herc's sister, he's also taking pain killers, which can hurt in the long run. 

"People need to come together on this. The trailblazers are getting older and they have no real support network," she added.

Anybody willing to donate money towards Herc's medical bills can do so via Paypal to cindycampbell1@aol.com. Fans can send checks to Kool Herc Productions by mailing to PO Box 20472 Huntington Station, NY 11746. 

9 Comments

  • James Jt Thomas

    KRS-ONE GONNA MAKE SURE HIP HOP STEP UP>>>>>> ALL U RICH HIP HOP HEADS SHOUTIN OUT HERC NEED TO STEP IN....IT'S A SHAME 1 OFF THE ORIGINATORS DIDN'T EAT OFF HIS DREAM...COOPERATE BASTARDS

  • Anonymous

    Half a gallon of water every hour for 48 + hours? What about water intoxication?

  • Goldentouch

    Kidney stones? Kidney stones are not life threatning. I had painful ass kidney stones about 4 years ago and I am glad i did not waste a penny at the doctor. All I did was drink a half gallon of water every hour to break them down and in 2 days i passed them out through my urine. had I gone to the doctor they would have charged me thousands for surgery . I cured my self for free. Anyone who knows kool herc or his family pass this on because it works . Also fruits with high water content like grapes was all I ate to help pass the stones.

  • Reality

    Sorry, as sad as it is to feel this way, I don't trust any charities. All the Hip Hop pioneers always preaching about the old days and all, and giving shout outs should be handling the bill if it's less than $100,000. If that's too much to ask from people who've boasted about their wealth everytime they've picked up a mic, then put on a benefit concert in the park with low overhead costs. Too many crooks have ruined the straight donation game. Sorry. Get well.

    • Travis

      Yea. That's real LAME of you. If cost you $10 to walk out the front door of your home, figuratively speaking. I mean really?!?! If everyone who heard of his circumstance and appreciates hip-hop donated $20, his treatment could be afforded. Really most of us spend $20 eating two fast-food (garbage) meals on any given weekend. Man you are so lame. The $$$ is going directly to his family... NO charities involved. Excuses, excuses. The man is in need and you're going on about some new school rappers and their lame $$$-oriented raps. When have you ever heard Kool Herc boasting about his wealth??? So I suppose your point is mute.

    • Reality

      I don't think I'd trust it unless it was going straight to the hospital with a known outstanding balance. People are just shady like that. Next thing you'll read is how Herc's family is feuding over money that he supposedly didn't have, and that this sister came out of the woodwork after nobody's seen her for 20 years. I'm just sayin', people are fucked up in 2011!

    • A.S.

      This ain't a charity though...the money would go to his sister directly.

    • r.pgh

      i certainly agree that the dudes that boast about how much money they have can afford to fork over a couple grand for THE father of hiphop.

  • The Real Truth

    As sad as it is to feel this way, I don't trust any charities. All the Hip Hop pioneers always preaching about the old days and all, and giving shout outs should be handling the bill if it's less than $100,000. If that's too much to ask from people who've boasted about their wealth everytime they've picked up a mic, then put on a benefit concert in the park with low overhead costs. Too many crooks have ruined the straight donation game. Sorry. Get well.

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