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180-gram Translucent Gold Vinyl LP
RELEASE DATE: 19/09/2019
Limited edition translucent gold vinyl LP! In 1980, hip-hop found a charismatic orator who could comfortably represent the genre underneath its ever-expanding spotlight. Kurtis Blow, a young Harlem kid who studied communication in college was the perfect fit — handsome, squeaky-clean, and ready to represent the new-yet-growing landscape of rap. “The Breaks” was an early smash single that helped not only launch Blow’s career but also positioned rap as something that could be popularized beyond the fleeting trend it was originally perceived as. Tracks like the sincere “Hard Times” were purposeful in their focus towards poorer, often neglected communities while “All I Want in This World (Is To Find That Girl)” was a slick nod at romantic raps. Kurtis Blow stuck to his pioneering hustle, releasing almost an album per year through the early ‘80s. He also starred in commercials, was the first rapper ever to have a Gold record, and even recorded a duet with Bob Dylan later in his career. But this debut, the self-titled 'Kurtis Blow,' was a major milestone in not only his career; it helped swing doors wide open for the commercialization of hip-hop, which would lead to radio dominance for decades thereafter.
  1. Rappin' Blow (Part 2) (Side A)
  2. The Breaks (Side A)
  3. Way Out West (Side A)
  4. Throughout Your Years (Side B)
  5. Hard Times (Side B)
  6. All I Want In This World (Is To Find That Girl) (Side B)
  7. Takin' Care of Business (Side B)
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