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Profession: Disc jockey, Record producer, Musician, Rapper, Pastor
Date of Birth: Aug 9, 1959
Nicknames: Curtis Blow, Kurt Walker, Blow, Kurtis, Kurtis Walker
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
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 (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.
In 1979, aged twenty, Kurtis Blow became the first rapper to be signed by a major label, Mercury, which released "Christmas Rappin'". It sold over 400,000 copies. Its follow-up, "The Breaks", sold over half a million copies. He was also the first rapper to perform overseas. He released ten albums over the next eleven years. His first album was Kurtis Blow, while his second was the Top 50 pop album Deuce. Party Time featured a fusion of rap and go-go. Ego Trip included the hits: "8 Million Stories," "AJ Scratch," and "Basketball". His 1985 album, America, garnered praise for its title track's music video. From this album, the song "If I Ruled the World" became a Top 5 hit on Billboard's R&B chart. In 1996, fellow rapper Nas debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a cover version of the song.
Besides his own work, Kurtis has been responsible for hits by The Fat Boys and Run DMC. Run began his career billed as 'The Son of Kurtis Blow.' Lovebug Starski, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Full Force, Russell Simmons and Wyclef Jean all have been produced by, or have worked with, Kurt. Former label mates Ren'e & Angela had their R&B chart topping debut "Save Your Love (For #1)" gift rapped by Kurt.
Along with Dexter Scott King, Kurt co-ordinated "King Holiday," a song to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday. The Mercury/Polygram single, co-produced by Kurt, included the collaborative efforts of Stephanie Mills, Whitney Houston, New Edition, El Debarge, James "JT" Taylor, The Fat Boys, Menudo (Ricky Martin), Teena Marie and Run DMC. The music video was sponsored and paid for by Prince.
Kurt's acting performances and music coordination in several fil

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