Birthplace New York City, NY . He was an associate producer on the documentary Slippin': Ten Years with the Bloods (2005) which was about gang violence. He was a longtime collaborator with fellow hip hop legend Grandmaster Flash. Blow was influenced by DJ Hollywood. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. He wo… Hip-hop artist Kurtis Blow was born Curtis Walker in Harlem, New York on the 9 August 1959. According to an interview with I Suppose Productions, he is also currently a theology major at Nyack College working to enter the ministry. Born: August 9, 1959 in Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S. Years active: 1979 - present In 1979, Kurtis Blow signed a deal with Mercury Records, making him the first rapper signed by a major label. He became an ordained minister in 2009. He has appeared in several feature films, including Krush Groove and The Show. Birth Sign Leo. He toured the Middle East in 2002, where he visited Armed Forces Bases putting on shows for the troops. In 1979, at the age of twenty, Kurtis Blow became the first Rapper to be signed by a major label. Blow was signed to Mercury Records in 1979, becoming the first Rapper to be approved by a major label. August 9, In his early teens he was a breakdancer and then in 1974, he started rapping. Party Time featured a fusion of rap and go-go. The American star Kurtis Blow’s height is well proportioned with the rest of his body measurements. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Artist descriptions on Last.fm are editable by everyone. Curtis "Kurtis Blow" Walker, (born on August 9, 1959, in Harlem, New York) is one of the pioneer rappers in the recording industry, and hip hop's first mainstream star. Kurtis Blow Fans Also Viewed . Kurtis Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record/film producer, b-boy, DJ, public speaker and minister. Kurtis: Age, Height & Weight Being born on 9th August 1959, Kurtis Blow is 61 years old. He became an MC in his own right around 1977, and changed his name to Kurtis Blow (as in a body blow) at the suggestion of his manager, future rap mogul Russell Simmons. Blow began his career in New York City in the mid-1970s, when he was a breakdancer until switching to DJing under the name Kool DJ Kurt and then finally rapping. Blow appeared in their article and later, Moore and Ford wrote Blow’s first single, Christmas Rappin’. Most Popular #25716. Ego Trip included the hits: "8 Million St… In 1996, Kurtis Blow's career was featured in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as part of a Hip Hop display. Popularity . "The Breaks" (1980) is one of hip hop's undisputed classics, with its catchy disco tune and rapping style. Astro. First Name Kurtis #2. He was born on 9 August 1959 in New York City, New York, United States. Curtis "Kurtis Blow" Walker, (born on August 9, 1959, in Harlem, New York) is one of the pioneer rappers in the recording industry, and hip hop's first mainstream star. From the age of 7, he was the family DJ, and by 13, he had his first paid DJ job.

Kurtis Blow was working with Grandmaster Flash doing shows when spotted by JB Moore and Robert Ford, two writers from Billboard magazine who were doing a story on hip-hop. ... Kurtis Blow Is A Member Of . When he was twenty he was signed by Mercury records in 1979, becoming the first rapper signed to the label. Its follow-up, "The Breaks", also sold over half a million copies. He once said in an interview that he taught himself to read by looking at the music charts at the corner record store. 61 Year Old Rapper #2. After he ended his rap career he founded The Hip Hop Church and became a licensed minister. In 2014, he collaborated with the Christian hip-hop rock band Bride Dressed in Black. He released ten albums over the next eleven years. And in 2004, he recorded the song "Hey Everybody" with Max C and Bomfunk MC's for their album, Reverse Psychology. This occurred after recording "Christmas Rappin", his first single; during this time, "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang became the first hit for hip hop. According to Blow, "Man's real telos… the real purpose in life, is to serve God.". Kurtis Blow stands at the height of and bodyweight is unknown. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. The whole field was derided as a fad, though, and thus there was much resistance to signing Blow.