March 2 2011
If you are a real fan of hip hop, you would know how influential and essential DJ Kool Herc was to the music. Kool Herc is one of the main pioneers Hip Hop. He is known as the father of Hip Hop and he was the mastermind behind the creation of the 'breakbeat', which is one of the primary sonic foundations of hip hop.
Now the man, that brought the world the beauty of hip hop, needs your help. DJ Kool Herc is suffering from an undisclosed medical condition and is seriously ill. Due to the lack of health insurance, like many in this country, can't afford the necessary treatment to get better. Kool Herc's family launch a campaign to help raise the funds to get the proper treatment for this music legend.
To bring more awareness to this situation, King Britt and his label/project Saturn Never Sleeps recently released a free downloadable compilation dedicated to the recovery of DJ Kool Herc. The name of compilation is "We Love Kool Herc" (photo credit: Getty)
We at Saturn Never Sleeps emailed our friends to put this compilation together – We Love DJ Kool Herc is our way of saying thank you for his contributions to music & culture. Please consider donating directly to Herc and his family on his official website to help with any previous and future medical costs he may have.
Here is the tracklisting and the link to download the compilation.
Monster Jam (DaM-FunK Re-Freak 4 Kool Herc) – DaM-Funk
Alwayz – Damon Bennett
J.A Deh Pon a Big Drumbeat – Dego
All the Way Live feat Capitol A – King Britt Presents Sylk 130
And You Know What – Ursula Rucker
Meridian Sound (Part Three) – Lushlife
Culture101 – ZIN
Ways To Go – Hezekiah
SHAW feat Jneiro Jerel & Indigo (freestyle) – Soul Litchfield
Go Hard (Raw) ft. Ethel Cee – Illvibe Collective
Let Me Love You – Rucyl
Through the Struggle – Shigeto
nomoresleazeinmysteez – Galapagoose
Lucifer Riddim – Ras_G
NTM 1 – Chuck Treece
Reallionaire – Suzi Analogue
Untitled 10 – Stef Eye
Rewind Pop – Peter KIRN