Kurtis Blow – 8 Million Stories

Mercury (US) [880 170-1] 1984 This is the first track released from his Ego Trip album and features an uncredited Run DMC. (Run was originally known as the son of Kurtis Blow). It is a story about each and everyone living in NYC at the time having a different story to tell and highlights a few. The flip side features […]

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Kurtis Blow – Tough

Mercury (US) [MDS-4020] 1982     First single from the album of the same name. The intro, “So why has it got to be so damn tough”, has been used by various DJ’s as a scratch tool, notably DSt’s “Megamix II: Why is it fresh?” and probably the most memorable, Tuff Crew’s “My part of town”. There are two promo’s […]

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Kurtis Blow – It’s Gettin’ Hot b/w Do The Do

Mercury (US) [MK-177] 1981 This is by far the most in demand Kurtis Blow record. “It’s Gettin’ Hot” is a standard disco rap in the same style as his previous work but flip it over and you get the classic, “Do The Do”, a nice open drum break made famous by Double Dee & Steinski on the cut-n-paste classic “Lesson […]

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Kurtis Blow – Starlife

Mercury (US) [MDS-4012] 1981 “Starlife” was taken from Kurtis’s second album entitled “Deuce” while the B side track was taken from his debut. It was released as a limited edition although back then it still probably meant a few thousand copies. There are a couple of different label variations plus a promo with the title track on both sides. Promotional […]

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