West Coast rapper Mack 10 is recovering from stomach surgery on Monday April 11th and 6 inches of “six inches of the problem area in his stomach were removed.” Continue reading
In a recent conversation I explained to a family member if he wanted to change his health they should change their diet. “Organic fruit and vegetables would do you body good and ameliorate a number of conditions” I explained.
“I can’t afford that” he responded. Continue reading
Note: I wrote this in February, before Nate Dogg’s death after years of health issues, before Masta Ace tweeted about the health effects of rap life and before some of the efforts to help Kool Herc took place. My points still stand, although I initially held off because I thought this may have been perceived as going to far…but who cares about that now. If you don’t have your health, what do you have?
Hip Hop pioneer Kool Herc is suffering from kidney stones. He is need of surgery though he already has medical bills of about $10,000. Herc also has no health insurance. Continue reading
On March 16, Nate Dogg (real name Nathaniel D. Hale) died after battling with health issues for several years. I caught a few tweets after the news broke from from New York rapper Masta Ace. Continue reading
We live in one of the superpowers of the world! ‘Give me your tired, your poor … ‘ and then you don’t take care of them? There should be no weak ants in the colony. There shouldn’t be anyone fighting for health care! This has been going on too damn long! -DJ Kool Herc, statement to MTV News on February 1
DJ Kool Herc, The Father Of Hip Hop, is in financial straits now due to his lack of medical insurance and need for surgery. Continue reading