Kurtis Blow

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Birthday
9, 1959
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Legendary rapper who was a pioneer in the hip hop genre and who released the first-ever gold certified rap single, 'The Breaks', in 1980.

Before Fame

When he was twenty he was signed by Mercury records in 1979, becoming the first rapper signed to the label.

Trivia

After he ended his rap career he founded The Hip Hop Church and became a licensed minister.

Family Life

He was married to Shirley Walker and has a brother named Joseph.

Associated With

He was a longtime collaborator with fellow hip hop legend Grandmaster Flash.