August 9: Kurtis Blow Was Born. (1959)

August 9, 1959 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Kurtis “Kurtis Blow” Blow Walker was born in Harlem, New York. Kurtis Blow would grow up to: (1) study communications, (2) become the 1st rapper signed to a major label, (3) be the 1st in Hip-Hop to perform overseas, (4) have the 1st Gold-certified record The Breaks, (5) become a monster, (6) release 8 solo albums and (7) be appreciated in 2pac’s OldSchool. Happy Birthday Kurtis Blow!! Legend

ABOVE: Kurtis Blow Freestyle
ABOVE: Kurtis Blow – “The Breaks”

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