Help Out Mr. Dibbs

Mr. Dibbs needs your help. Born Brad Forste, or Mr. Dibbs as he is better known, is the founder of the turntablist collective 1200 Hobos as well as a Hip Hop producer and DJ. He is the DJ for the indie Hip Hop band Atmosphere as well as Def Jux boss El-P. He helped found and popularize the Scribble Jam (with Scribble Magazine), one of the United States biggest Hip Hop festivals. Mr. Dibbs, a respected DJ in our industry, needs your help. From his PayItForward page:

“Mr Dibbs, the innovative DJ and producer, the one who has given so much of himself and his heart through music, entertainment and now food, has come to a place in his life where he is in need of our help. Last month he was diagnosed with Cirrhosis which is the scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase of chronic liver disease. He is no longer able to work being that he is in and out of the hospital too much. In just a month, having no insurance, his medical bills have reached over $485,000. Please, if you can spare it, any amount would help. You can make donations directly to Brad through the PayPal account email. You can follow Brad’s progress on his Twitter page. Just FYI . .when you use the PayPal account, it is Kristin’s account. Kristin is Dibb’s wife who will be handling all funds for him during this time. Thank you all.”

So if you were a fan of Dibbs work, the man is in need of some help. While I do not know Dibbs personally, I feel that it’s important to support other DJ’s in this industry who have made a difference. Let’s help make a difference for him. Thanks.

Keep Diggin’!

6 responses to “Help Out Mr. Dibbs

  1. this sucks. Dibbs is by far my favorite musician. I practically have all his and other 1200 hobo/related mixes. I’ve painted at Scribble a few years and will never forget when he unleashed his version of turntable hardcore… not sure if slam-dancing at hip-hop shows had ever occurred before that night. His music has been on replay since ’97 for me, and now that I collect it is always fun coming across a record that he’s somehow sampled.

    I’m hookin’ a homey up after payday.
    thanks for this post
    p.s. when he’s better you need to do a Big Ups with Mr. Dibbs

  2. agreed frankie. when he get’s better i will for sure inquire about a big ups. dude is all time in my book. great DJ, open minded, genre bending. let’s hope for a speedy recovery.

  3. Wow, how old is his son? Poor little boy. Does he live with Mr. Dibbs? Praying for his family.

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