Kurtis Blow

~ Person

Legal name: Kurtis Walker


Kurt Walker (born August 9, 1959), 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 certified gold record rap song. Throughout his career he has released 15 albums and is currently an ordained minister.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1980 Kurtis Blow 2
1981 Deuce 2
1982 Tough 1
1983 Party Time? 1
1983 The Best Rapper on the Scene 1
1984 Ego Trip 1
1985 America 1
1986 Kingdom Blow 2
1988 Back By Popular Demand 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1983 Break to Rap 1
1990 Best of... Rappin' 1
1994 The Best of Kurtis Blow 1
2003 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kurtis Blow 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1979 Christmas Rappin' 1
1980 The Breaks 1
1982 Daydreamin' / Christmas Rappin' 1
8 Million Stories 1

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