Kurtis Blow is one of the founding fathers of hip-hop. The Harlem-born Kurtis Walker was the first rap artist to sign with a major label, the first to undertake a national concert tour and the first to have a gold recordthe immortal 1980 hit The Breaks. Kurtis Blows success proved that rap was not just a fluke: rap was here to stay
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