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 (pictured), 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.

Rather, they seem to be choosing to keep their cash to personal investments, or tossing it away in numbers greater than most people will make in their lifetime. Having built careers off of what Herc started long before their time, you have to ask why.

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.

Read MORE of this article by JT Langley at Ology.