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 – Christmas Rappin’

Mercury (US) [MDS-4009] 1979 Kurtis Walker began his hip hop career in the late 70’s when he used to DJ under the name Kool DJ Kurt. He eventually began rapping with the Son Of Kurtis Blow aka Run of Run DMC on the turntables and under the management of Russell Simmons landed a deal with Mercury Records where he released […]

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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 – Rappin’ Blow

Mercury (US) [MDS-4009] 1979 This was released just after “Christmas Rappin’” and as mentioned previously, was the second part of one longer track. It was even released with the same catalogue number. A full write up can be found here at Werner’s Humble Little Hip Hop Blog. There are a few variations on the label including one which is just titled […]

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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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