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Kurtis Blow
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    (August 9, 1959- )
    Born in Harlem, New York City, New York
    Birth name was Curtis Walker
    Recorded the singles 'Christmas Rappin' (1979), 'The Breaks' (1980), 'Basketball' (1984), 'Eight Million Stories' (1984) and 'If I Ruled The World' (1985)
    He originally performed as Kool DJ Kurt before becoming Kurtis Blow.
    He abused crack and angel dust.
    He appeared on the soap 'One Life To Live,' performing 'Christmas Rappin' with a breakdancing Santa (1992)
    'The Breaks' was featured in the video games 'Grand Theft Auto: Crime City,' 'True Crime: New York City' and 'Scarface: The World Is Yours.'
    After the hits stopped, he turned to Christian rap, releasing the album 'Kurtis Blow Presents: Hip Hop Ministry.'
    He was the first hip hop artist signed to a major label.
    Demonstrating his crossover appeal, he opened for Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden (1980) and the Clash at Pier 84 (1982).
    Joseph Simmons of Run DMC originally billed himself as 'DJ Run, Son of Kurtis Blow.'
    He is not desperate for a comeback, noting 'The Breaks was enough to last a lifetime. Two or three even... I made history when I was 21.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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