Posts Tagged: Kurtis Blow

Kurtis Blow

Hip Hop Finally Has a Union

After being around for nearly 50 years, hip-hop finally has a union thanks to Kurtis Blow and Chuck D.   The two legends and their Hip Hop Alliance organization met with SAG-AFTRA execs and from that meeting have enabled artists to receive benefits and more.   “Theaters are shutting down across the country, concert halls, clubs. It’s… Read more »

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Kurtis Blow Makes Triumphant Return Following Heart Transplant Surgery

At one point doctors only gave Kurtis Blow six months to a year to live.  Now he has received his heart transplant and is back working on his seventh annual Hip Hop Nutcracker tour.  This is such good news.    The Hip Hop Nutcracker is described as a contemporary dance spectacle in a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic,… Read more »

Rap Pioneer Kurtis Blow on Blackface Controversy

Rap icon Kurtis Blow has chimed in on the ongoing ‘blackface’ controversy, most recently,  Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s admission that in the 1980, as a 19-year old college student, he chose to honor the rap legend by wearing blackface.   Herring says it was for a party where fellow students dressed as artists they liked.   He… Read more »