LAPD is being credited for saving the Hip-Hop legend's life.
Over the Weekend, Hip-Hop legend Kurtis Blow suffered from a heart attack in Los Angeles, Calif. KABC reports three LAPD officers were responding to a call at a bus stop in the Woodland Hills area, which was initially reported as a robbery. When they arrived to the scene, no robbery was taking place, but they did find Blow and his son arguing outside. As officers tried to defuse the situation, Blow collapsed in front of them.
The officers immediately went to work on saving his life by performing CPR and keeping him as stable as possible until paramedics arrived. Blow, who is currently recovering in the hospital, has given the officers all the praise for saving his life:
“The police saved my life, a Black man. In this day and age, people need to hear that,” he said in a statement.
“They got there so fast. If they got there any later, I would have died. I want to thank the officers from the bottom of my heart, no pun intended.”
Blow is credited as the first rapper to sign to a major label in 1979. His second single The Breaks sold over 500,000 copies and started a change of hits for the rapper, including Basketball and If I Ruled The World. Blow has worked with several acts in Hip-Hop and R&B including Run DMC, The Fat Boys, Lovebug Starrski, René & Angela and Full Force. The Harlem native is the founder of “The Hip Hop Church” and is an ordained minister.