Let me begin by saying that I am a firm believer in adults making personal decisions. How you spend your money, is your business.

But over the weekend, when the news broke that 55-year-old DJ Kool Herc (known as The Godfather of Hip Hop) is on his death bed in New York unable to pay his medical bills…  at the same time Diddy, Rick Ross and a host of rappers were boasting about how ‘they made it rain over a million dollars’ Saturday night at King of Diamonds strip club, I thought… something is wrong with this picture.

Kool Herc’s family is asking for donations. If you are so moved, here is where donations should be sent:

P.O. BOX 20472

Or you can wire you donation internationally via paypal to his sister who is handling his affairs: cindycampbell1@aol.com

Personally, I think Puff, Ricky Rozay and and the now 3 decades of hip hoppers who have collectively made billions on the culture Kool Herc helped create, should sprinkle some love Herc’s way. The below videos show what Kool Herc did for not just for hip hop culture, but American culture.

Rappers, stop the rain. Kiss the ring. Reach in your pocket and pay homage to the Godfather who helped paved the path to success you now walk.