A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to benefit revered NYC-based DJ Spinna (real name: Vincent Williams), who suffered a major medical incident earlier this month.
According to friend Moe Choi (a.k.a. Choimatic), who launched the online fundraising effort, Spinna, who is widely known on the soulful house scene for his original productions and remixes and work in hip-hop for Mos Def and De La Soul, underwent an emergency appendectomy on June 11 after his appendix ruptured.
Choi says Spinna is in the process of recuperating and will need to take a few weeks to recover from the procedure. In the meantime, he will have to forgo scheduled and future DJ gigs that help him to support his family.
On the fundraising page Choi wrote, “In his moment of need, a donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated in helping our beloved friend. All donations will go directly towards covering his medical expenses.”
As of this writing the page was on target to raise $60,000. Donations to help Spinna can be made here.
June 19 update: The campaign has exceeded its $60k goal!