We are sad to report that one of the founding fathers of hip hop, DJ Kool Herc, has fallen ill in the US and is without health insurance. To help offset the costs of his medical treatment, King Britt’s excellent Saturn Never Sleeps label has just released a compilation of artists dedicated to his recovery, appropriately titled ‘We Love DJ Kool Herc‘.
It’s also a big thank you to the man who is often credited with originating the hip hop. The contributors include Ursula Rucker, DâM-FunK, Ras_G, Shigeto, Dego, and Lex Record’s Jneiro Jarel.
You can download Jneiro’s track with Soul Litchfield and Indigo HERE (Right-click, ‘Save Linked File As’ ). The entire album is available for free download on the Saturn Never Sleeps site – donations are strongly encouraged. All proceeds go directly to Herc and his family for medical treatment.