While he is his own man, he greatly benefits from the relationship he has with his father, whose experience in the music industry has undoubtedly accelerated junior’s learning curve.

Menu. We both knew it was going to be big, we could smell it.”, Moore was later quoted as saying that Ford “knew everything” about basketball. He believed in hip hop and me. Dream of Californication.

Dies at 70, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. He even put me in the story as The promoter (that was the first time I ever saw my name anywhere in the media). In 2008, the song ranked #10 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs.

According to the book The Men Behind Def Jam: The Radical Rise of Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin by Alex Ogg, Ford first encountered Simmons through Simmons’ brother Joseph.

Share with your friends. I knew right then i wanted to be a manager. Pussy boys get nothin' but middle fingers The second phase of "Swish" came about a year later, when Zott became familiar with rapper Kurtis Blow's 1984 anthem "Basketball" and "fell in …

I don't know what's better: a blunt full of the murder or some good brain Later that year, as a member of the Cali rap collective Boss MoveMint Boys, Blow Jr., 23, scored a local hit with “100’s in My Jeans.” The marginally successful single set the stage for KBJ to drop Californication last December.

The Breaks", a single from his 1980 self-titled debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song.

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[Verse 2: Kurtis Blow Jr] [Verse 1: Kurtis Blow Jr.] “We have toured throughout Europe, Japan and Australia together.

Ford left Billboard magazine in 1979 to work with Blow on the early hip-hop breakthrough hit “Christmas Rappin’.” Ford worked on the song with another former Billboard magazine employee, J.B. Moore. Kurtis Blow Jr. and a pound **THIS TEXT ORIGINALLY APPEARS IN THE JUNE ISSUE OF XXL ON NEWSSTANDS NOW**On account of his father being the author of the 1980s hip-hop smash“The Breaks,” Los Angeles’s Kurtis Blow Jr. was hesitant to use his birth name in the early stages of his career, for fear of being cast as another hip-hop offspring getting over. “If the music is good, you can’t deny it.”. When I met him he worked at billboard magazine. The lyrically potent release, which is currently picking up spins on L.A.’s Power 106 radio station, caught the ear of listeners, who quickly learned that Blow Jr. had the musical chops to follow in his old man’s footsteps. 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. Now she's eight months; that's a shame, huh?