It appears one of hip-hop's pioneers is seriously ill and needs help from his community.

During his broadcast of Live from HQ this week, DJ Premier told listeners that DJ Kool Herc is currently hospitalized and doesn't have health insurance to cover his medical bills. Thus, asking fans to donate money to help with the expenses.

According to Rapradar.com, donations can be made to:

Kool Herc Production

PO Box 20472

Huntington Station, NY, 11746

Get well soon, Herc.