Black People : The Real Tragedy: Hip-Hop’s Millionaires Aren't Helping DJ Kool Herc

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    The Real Tragedy: Hip-Hop’s Millionaires Aren't Helping DJ Kool Herc
    By JT LANGLEY
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    DJ Kool Herc. "To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich." -Muhammad Ali

    DJ Kool Herc, The Godfather of Hip-Hop, the first to loop beaks and develop the beat style that set the foundation of the genre, is desperate for aid, being unable to afford health insurance, racking up over $10,000 in hospital bills, and in dire need of kidney stone removal surgery that he can’t afford. Beginning with DJ Premier’s announcement, the fans, famous, and friends are fighting to gather donations, and despite all of the efforts, we’ve yet to see the million dollar hip-hop megastars pitch in to help pay the $10,000 price that is seemingly pennies to them. why.
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    Rick Ross dropped an easy million at The King of Diamonds Miami strip club on his birthday (January 28th) amongst a celebrity crowd including Pharrell and Diddy, both of which, according to Forbes, are worth well into the double-digit millions.

    Not long back, Kanye had diamond teeth implanted for what merely seemed a publicity stunt, and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy goes platinum, selling 962,000 copies as of January 23rd. Soon after, he spends $180,000 on a watch with his face on it. Nicki Minaj gets Platinum Certification as well with Pink Friday. Eminem sells 741,000 copies of Recovery in its first week.

    Combined, as of last year’s numbers in Forbes, Jay-Z and Beyonce are worth over $1 billion. As of August 2010, Forbes lists Akon, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and Ludacris as being worth well over a million dollars each.

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    they are capitalists.......
     
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    even capitalists, Neocons, fascists and imperialists look out for their own,
    we have seen that for the past 50 years

    This stuff here ,
    there is no excuse!
     
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    Its stuff like this that makes you lose faith in black people - 10 k - that is pennies to them for real. They don't respect Hip Hop.
     
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    It's sad that none of these millionaires have not stepped up to the plate ASAP, but its these so called hip hop moguls and celebs that will no longer be existent in the new era we are heading into. But who knows what kind of karma Kool Herc has gained himself also.
     
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    I judge no one, not Herc, not the poor, not the opressed, not the Hatians, not the sisteres being raped right this minute in the Congo,
    not the folks moved of thier ancestral lands called the Buhsmen,

    not the First Americans senselessly slaughtered by the millions

    AND DARN SURE NOT JUDGING OUR ANCESTORS WHO ENDURED THE GREATEST CRIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

    BECUASE WHITE SUPREMISTS HIRE FAKE NEGRO YOGIS AND MYSITCS THAT TELL US

    OHHH Y'ALL ANCESTORS WENT THROUGH ALL THAT SLAVERY AND HELL BECAUSE OF THEIR KAAAARMA


    folks need to go some where with that , for real!!!






    An injury to one is an injury to all
     
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    Maybe it's this later day 21 century Hip Hop that dont respect Black people

    cause Black enertainers, always took care of and looked out for each other in hard times

    from the Griots of our ancestral home, to the Blues men, to the greats of Dixie land, to the big band days, to BeBop, to Rythm and Blues, to black consciousness Jazz , to Motown, to Disco
     
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    peace


    Herc is a very strong brother and i was surprised to find out he was ill. I was just partying with him and his lady about a month or so ago up in Mt. Vernon...

    The $$$ he needs will get to him without a doubt, but i don't know why anyone would be naming all of these rappers that are outside of the NYC area thinking that they should be doing something for him and they have probably never even heard of him until now. Plus there's lots of rappers that were left of that list like KRS-ONE, Chuck D, Biz, Big daddy, you know rappers who actually mentioned Bro. Herc in their rhymes back in the day!

    Let's be realistic about it! Preme has as much respect if not more in the NYC hip hop community than any other Dj and money is starting to flow.......
     
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