Kurtis Blow – The Breaks

Mercury (US) [MDS-4010] 1980 According to Rolling Stone Magazine, “The Breaks” was the first rap hit on a major label, reaching number 87. It was a simple beat and funky bassline with crowd noise and participation in the chorus. There are many label variations of which a selection can be seen below. Some have the artist name at the top, […]

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Kurtis Blow – Throughout Your Years

Mercury (US) [MK 153] 1980 Another track taken from Kurtis’ debut album. The promo version just has the same vocal version on each side whereas the normal release includes the instrumental. Promotional Release Side A Throughout Your Years [6:25] Side B Throughout Your Years [6:25] Normal Release Side A Throughout Your Years [6:25] Side B Throughout Your Years (Instrumental) [3:25]

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