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The Breaks - Single

Kurtis Blow

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Album Review

This set features New Jersey-style club rap.

Biography

Born: 09 August 1959 in Harlem, New York, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

As the first commercially successful rap artist, Kurtis Blow is a towering figure in hip-hop history. His popularity and charisma helped prove that rap music was something more than a flash-in-the-pan novelty, paving the way for the even greater advances of Grandmaster Flash and Run-D.M.C. Blow was the first rapper to sign with (and release an album for) a major label; the first to have a single certified gold (1980's landmark "The Breaks"); the first to embark on a national (and international) concert...
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