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Album Review

Some 20th Century Masters collections simply were not meant to be made. While there are some that most definitely deserve recognition and due diligence, there are others that are simply one-hit wonders padded with filler material. However, this is fortunately not one of those times, as Kurtis Blow's brilliant but short career is accurately surveyed in this compact volume. Kicking off with the classic anthem "The Breaks" and ending with "If I Ruled the World," every major hit Blow put out is on here; it is probably one of the most comprehensive collections of his work in print. It's an amazing release that pays proper tribute to the boy from Harlem who became one of hip-hop's first superstars.

Customer Reviews

Kurtis Blow, Blows up this Record

He has the Rryms on Dis CD Well diserved

old school

buy this album if you are older than 30. this is the beginning of rap music not the stolen beats we have today. to understand you actually need to listen to the words and not just the hook if you were around in the begining you will understand. and remember bow wow remade basketball and took the exact same beat as many of todays rappers do with old school songs

His the King

Kurtis was and always will be the King of rap- the song America was ahead of its time- he is/was versitile and a prophet.


Born: August 9, 1959 in New York, NY [Harlem]

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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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