Kurtis Blow

Kurtis Blow - Kurtis Blow
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1980 Ratings: #60 / 125
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Based on 22 ratings
Liked by 1 person
September 29, 1980 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mercury / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Scre4meh
72
[hip hop history, entry #3 the first mainstream rap album]

Going back to the beggining of the 80's after a quick trip to the early 70's and Gill-Scott Heron's insanely influential albums, after Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" was released and charted high up on the Billboard, we have Kurtis Blow and his debut self-titled studio album -- the first mainstream hip hop album ever and the one that set up the stage for Hip Hop's rise in popularity and evolution.

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AyDee
53
Undeniably a important, landmark album. It also contains a couple of bona fide classic early 80s tracks. There isn't much outside of these though, as the non-rap tracks really don't work, and the overall impression is that of a incoherent mish-mash of genres and styles.
Brandonv56
65
one of the albums that started it all
Afan
100
Classic.
62
Being officialy the first rap album, meaning the first one to debute on charts, Kurtis has opened many opportunities for upcomming artists and inspired them in many ways. However, this album didn't age well due to "primitive" rap aspects that were very common in pre-Rakim era.
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