Kurtis Blow Net Worth
Kurtis Blow is an American rapper and record producer who has a net worth of $5 million. Kurtis Blow has earned his net worth as one of the first commercially successful rappers; Blow was also the first rapper to sign with a major record label. Blow sign a contract with Mercury records in 1979 and then went on to release his debut self-titled album in 1980 which born the single "The Break" which was the first certified gold record rap song. Kurtis was born on August 9, 1959 in Harlem, New York, Mercury records released Christmas Rappin in 1979, Blow who performs on the album was only 20. In addition to his own music Blow is also responsible for Rap hits by The Fat Boys and Run DMC. Many well-know rap groups have been produced by Blow such as: Love Bug Starski, Sweet Gee, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Full Force, Russell Simmons and Wyclef Jean. His career also includes acting performances and music coordination in several movies including Leon Kennedy's Cry of the City and the hit film Krush Groove. Kurtis blow was the break-through rap artist who accomplished many firsts including; the first rapper to tour US & Europe (w/ The Commodores, 1980), the creator of the first rap music video (Basketball), the first rap producer (Rap's producer of the year in 1983 85) and the first rapper featured in a soap opera (One Life to Live). Blow was featured in a Hip Hop display at the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Blow was also the first rapper to become a millionaire.