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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Lovebug Starski – You’ve Gotta Believe

Fever Records (US) [TFR-003] 1983 This was Lovebug Starski aka Kevin Smith’s first release for Sal Abbatiello’s Fever Records which was an extension of his nightclub called The Fever in NYC. The track was written by William ‘Billy Bill’ Waring with adlibs by Starski and produced by Kurtis Blow, Larry Smith and Russell Simmons with music by Orange Krush (Larry […]

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Run DMC – It’s Like That b/w Sucker MC’s

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7019] 1983 Hailing from Hollis, Queens, Run DMC are legends of hip hop and are well known for combining rock and rap. They all started out as DJ’s. Joseph Simmons aka Run was introduced to hip hop by his older brother, Russell, who was an up and coming promoter and would eventually go on to form Def Jam […]

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