Kurtis Blow is an American rapper and record producer he 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.
Kurt Walker, professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper and record producer. He is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label. "The Breaks", a single from his 1980 debut album, is the first certifie...
Date of Birth
- August 9, 1959
- Curtis Blow
- Kurt Walker
- Kurtis Walker
- African American
- United States of America
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Top 10 Decade Defining Rap Songs of the 1980sIt was the decade of new school hip-hop and the start of the genre's golden age. Today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 rap songs of th...
Bill Kurtis Kansas Ranch Goes to the Auction BlockA Kansas ranch owned by television journalist Bill Kurtis will be auctioned off next month. Located roughly halfway between Tulsa, Ok., and Wichita...
Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks" On Soul Train TV Show ...I think it crazy after this joint, Kurtis Blow be touring around the world to this day ... THe look on ...
Kurtis Blow - Basketball - YouTubeMusic video by Kurtis Blow performing Basketball. (C) 1984 The Island Def Jam Music Group.