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Kurtis Blow

Knowledge Identifier: +Kurtis_Blow


Kurtis Blow

American rapper and record produceradd

Category: Music

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (50%), California (13%), Virginia (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bob Dylan, James Brown, Billboard Hot 100

Linked to: Billboard, Mercury Records, YouTube, Party Time?




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Kurtis Blow was born in 1959 add something


Rapping - By the end of the 1970s, artists such as Kurtis Blow and The Sugarhill Gang were just starting to receive radio airplay and make an impact far outside of New York City, on a national scale


Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - However, it wasn't until 1977 that he began collaborating with rappers such as Kurtis Blow


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Bruce Haack's 1982 single "Party Machine" featured the lyric, "Low low low like Kurtis Blow/ Down down down like James Brown. add something


In 50 Cent's film debut "Get Rich Or Die Tryin", there is a party scene in Marcus's house where two girls are holding a Kurtis Blow album and are singing lyrics from "The Breaks". add something


Bob Dylan - In April 1986, Dylan made a brief foray into the world of rap music when he added vocals to the opening verse of "Street Rock", a song featured on Kurtis Blow's album "Kingdom Blow"


In 1995, he started working on-air in radio, Power 106, the 1 CHR radio station in Southern California. add something


Beginning in 1996, Kurt was featured in a hip hop display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. add something


In 1996, fellow rapper Nas debuted at 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a cover version of the song. add something


In 1998, the group Next released "Too Close", in which the music of "Christmas Rappin'" was sampled. add something


ASCAP honored Kurt and Next at a gala affair on May 26, 1999. add something


In 2002, he traveled to the Middle East to tour the Armed Forces bases performing seventeen shows for the troops. add something


He became an ordained minister on August 16, 2009. add something


He became an ordained minister on August 16, 2009 add something


In October 2013, Kurt was featured in the debut music video for the song "Hip-Rock" by Christian band Bride Dressed in Black add something


Recently in December of 2014, Kurt was the Guest MC of the "Hip Hop Nutcracker", an awesome rendition of Tchaikovski's classic and a must see for the Holiday season add something


Recently in December 2014, Kurt was the Guest MC of the "Hip Hop Nutcracker", a well received rendition of Tchaikovski's holiday classic add something


A national tour of the show will launch in November 2015 and Kurtis will reprise his role as Guest MC opening the show add something


In October 2016, he suffered a heart attack and was saved by police officers when they arrived on the scene add something


The museum is slated to open in 2018 in the Bronx point section of NYC. add something


In 2019 the Virginia scandal involving blackface included the Attorney General's costume as Kurtis at a party add something