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 Hellkitchen@netzero.com, 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.