Rap pioneer Kurtis Blow almost checked-out last week.  According to reports the legendary Hip Hop star was at a bus stop in L.A. (Saturday Oct. 29) with his son and the two were arguing.  Word has it police were in the area, after getting called out to investigate a robbery.  Turns out, there wasn't a robbery at all.  It was the heated exchange between Blow and his son that got police called out.  It's still unclear as to what Blow and his son were arguing about.

ABC 7 reports the officers went over to find out what was going on and while discussing the situation with the police, Blow collapsed.  It's being reported the rap star went into full blown cardiac arrest, but thanks to the cops and their quick thinking, he's alive today.  Four officers were on the scene, so he had a lot of help.  Officer Calvin Hill explain the situation saying, “We didn’t think about it; we just acted. I swept his airway for obstructions, and Officer Chris Vege started chest compression's.”

Other officers Peter Parra, and Felix Rodriguez sprung into action and together the gave the 57-year old music icon CPR.  They worked to keep Blow alive until medics arrived to take him to the West Hills Hospital.  Officer Vege said though they appreciate being called heroes, “Officers do not hesitate. They do not judge on what color you are, what religion you are, male, female. We’re doing to jump in no matter what to help someone in need.”

Hill chimed in and said they didn't need the recognition, they were simply doing their job “protecting and serving.” Kurtis Blow knows how lucky he is to have survived the ordeal and said in a statement, “The police saved my life, a Black man. In this day and age, people need to hear that.”

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