Kurtis Blow is the first commercially successful rap artist. His popularity and charisma helped prove that rap music was something more than a flash-in-the-pan novelty, paving the way for the even greater advances of Grandmaster Flash and Run DMC. Blow was the first rapper to sign with (and release an album for) a major label and the first to embark on a national (and international) concert tour. Blow epitomises the virtues of the old school: ingratiating, strutting party music that captures the exuberance of an art form still in its youth.
Kurtis Blow tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Nov 2005.