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Kurt Walker Wiki Biography
Kurt Walker was born on 9 August 1959, in Harlem, New York City USA, and is a record producer and rapper, best remembered for having been the first rapper to sign with a major record label, and the first rapper to find commercial success. His 1980 debut album which contains the song “The Breaks” is the first ever certified gold rap song. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Kurtis Blow? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the rap music industry. Throughout his career, he’s released over 15 albums, and then later on found his calling as a minister. All of these have ensured the position of his wealth.
Kurtis started off as a DJ under the name Kool DJ Kurt, while also working as a disco performer. In 1979, he signed with the label Mercury and became the first rapper in history to be signed under a record label; his initial song entitled “Christmas Rappin” sold over 500,000 copies, and later his follow up “The Breaks” which was under his debut album also sold over 500,000. Thanks to his popularity, he then performed overseas and became the first rapper to ever do so. Over the next eleven years, he would continue to release more albums. These include “Deuce” which reached top 50 in the charts, “Party Time” which was a rap fusion song and the album “Ego Trip” which had several hit songs. The song “If I Ruled the World” would become successful and reached the fifth spot on the Billboard R&B Chart. However, as the 1990s grew nearer, his rap career started to decline and he moved on to production work.
After transitioning to production, he started working with other groups and helped make hits for Run DMC. He also worked with The Fat Boys, Full Force, Wyclef Jean, and Rene & Angele. In 1986, he helped release the song “King Holiday” which was created to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday. Kurtis then tried his hand at acting, becoming part of “Knights of the City” and “Krush Groove”. He also became the co-producer of “Das Leben Amerikanischer Gangs” which was about West Coast gangs. In 1998, he participated in “The History of Rap” which was a three volume release.
Around this time in the 1990s, he began working with various groups and churches, becoming a spokesperson against racism. Kurtis was also honored for his music achievements and in 2002, travelled to the Middle East to perform for the Armed Forces in numerous shows. In 2009, he became an ordained minister and founded The Hip Hop Church which he uses his talents as a musician; he serves as a worship leader, DJ, rapper, and minister of the church. One of his latest projects is “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” which is a production that toured during November 2015.
For his personal life, there is no public information on any relationships urtis may have had. It is known that Kurtis became such an icon in the rap and music industry that he is regularly featured in pop culture. He’s been referenced by Ice Cube, Notorious BIG, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg. His music is also still featured in various forms of media such as video games. Aside from these, Kurtis is the first rapper to ever break the million dollar mark, making him the first millionaire rapper.
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Kurt Walker Quick Info
|Full Name||Kurtis Blow|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Date Of Birth||August 9, 1959|
|Place Of Birth||Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA|
|Education||City College of New York, Nyack College|
|Movies||Rhyme & Reason; In Dark Places; Breaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert; Hip Hop Legends; Kurtis Blow: The Hip Hop Anniversary Tour: Live in Cologne 2008 2008|
|TV Shows||Hip-Hop Evolution|
Kurt Walker Important Facts
- Has not released an album since 1988’s “Back by Popular Demand”.
- One of the personalities mentioned in the song Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club. The others mentioned were James Brown, Bob Marley, Smokey Robinson, ‘Hamilton Bohannon’, Bootsy Collins, and Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar (as Sly and Robbie) and ‘Robert ‘Robbie’ Shakespeare’ (as Sly and Robbie).
- Changed his name to Kurtis Blow (as in a body blow) at the suggestion of his manager, future rap mogul Russell Simmons.
- Currently a DJ on Backspin 43, which is the old school hip hop station on the Sirius Satellite Radio service.
- The first hip hop musician embraced by the mainstream advertising industry with his appearance in a commercial for the soft drink Sprite.
- He co-wrote songs with The Fat Boys, including their signature songs, “Fat Boys” (1984) and “The Fat Boys Are Back” (1985).
- He has duet with rock icon Bob Dylan called “Street Rock”, which appeared on Blow’s 1986 album, Kingdom Blow.
- In 1980, he opened for reggae legend Bob Marley at the Madison Square Garden where he performed for an audience of 20,000.
- He was the first rapper to record a full length album on a major label (1979).
- He began his career in New York City in the mid-1970s, when he was a breakdancer until switching to DJing under the name Kool DJ Kurt and then finally rapping.
- Was the first hip-hop MC to be signed by a major label, which in this case was Mercury/PolyGram Records.
- Hip-hop artist
Kurt Walker Filmography
|The Goldbergs||TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2016 writer – 1 episode, 2016||Soundtrack|
|Danville 2nd Ward Young Men||TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2014 writer – 1 episode, 2014||Soundtrack|
|22nd Annual Trumpet Awards||2014||TV Special performer: “The Breaks” / writer: “The Breaks”||Soundtrack|
|One Hit Wonderland||2012||TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap||2012||Documentary performer: “The Breaks” / writer: “The Breaks”||Soundtrack|
|Dance Central 2||2011||Video Game performer: “The Breaks”||Soundtrack|
|It’s Kind of a Funny Story||2010||performer: “The Breaks” / writer: “The Breaks” – as Kurt Walker||Soundtrack|
|Angel Camouflaged||2010||performer: “I’m Tired” Angel Camouflaged Remix, “Gimme Three Steps”||Soundtrack|
|Welcome to the 80’s||2009||TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Notorious||2009||writer: “The Breaks” – as Kurt Walker||Soundtrack|
|Beautiful Losers||2008||Documentary performer: “The Blow”||Soundtrack|
|Everybody Hates Chris||TV Series performer – 4 episodes, 2005 – 2007 writer – 3 episodes, 2005 – 2007||Soundtrack|
|Scarface: The World Is Yours||2006||Video Game “The Breaks”||Soundtrack|
|Grand Theft Auto: Vice City||2002||Video Game performer: “The Breaks” / writer: “The Breaks”||Soundtrack|
|Like Mike||2002||writer: “Basketball” – as Kurt Walker||Soundtrack|
|Empire||2002||writer: “Games People Play”||Soundtrack|
|Saturday Night Live||2000||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|In Dark Places||1997||performer: “Let’s Dance” / writer: “Let’s Dance”, “I Wanna Freak You”||Soundtrack|
|Soul Food||1997||performer: “The Breaks” / writer: “The Breaks” – as Kurt Walker||Soundtrack|
|The Jerky Boys||1995||performer: “Dial a Jam” / writer: “Dial a Jam” – as Kurt Walker||Soundtrack|
|Knights of the City||1986||performer: “Kurtis Blow Rap”||Soundtrack|
|Krush Groove||1985||lyrics: “If I Ruled The World” / music: “If I Ruled The World”, “Pump It Up – Let’s Get Funky”, “All You Can Eat”, “Fat Boys” / performer: “If I Ruled The World”, “Krush Groovin'” / writer: “Krush Groovin'” – as K. Blow||Soundtrack|
|Top of the Pops||TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1980 writer – 1 episode, 1980||Soundtrack|
|Da Jammies||2015||TV Series||Kurtis Flow / Momo’s Security #1||Actor|
|California Dreamers||2013||King Kurtis||Actor|
|The Benita Show||2011||TV Series||Actor|
|Kings of Hip Hop: The Founders||2004||Video||Actor|
|In Dark Places||1997||Piano Player||Actor|
|Slippin’: Ten Years with the Bloods||2005||Documentary associate producer||Producer|
|Krush Groove||1985||music supervisor||Music Department|
|Hip Hop Evolution||2016||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|The Power of Soul||2015||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|22nd Annual Trumpet Awards||2014||TV Special||Himself||Self|
|Reach Around Radio||2013||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Hot 10||2011||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|2011 Soul Train Awards||2011||TV Special||Himself||Self|
|Way Black When: Primetime||2011||TV Series||Himself – Performer||Self|
|Unsung||2010||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug||2010||Documentary short||Himself – Hip-Hop Icon||Self|
|VH1 Rock Docs||2010||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Mo’Nique Show||2009||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Welcome to the 80’s||2009||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Baisden After Dark||2007||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The (White) Rapper Show||2007||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Breaking the Rules||2006||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Disco: Spinning the Story||2005||Video documentary||Himself||Self|
|Showtime at the Apollo||2005||TV Series||Himself – Musical Guest||Self|
|Sex ‘n’ Pop||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Il segreto del giaguaro||2000||Himself||Self|
|Breaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert||1998||Documentary||Self|
|Soul Train||1980-1997||TV Series documentary||Himself / Guest||Self|
|Rhyme & Reason||1997||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Rapmania: The Roots of Rap||1990||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|Square One Television||1987||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid||1986||Video documentary||Himself||Self|
|Knights of the City||1986||Himself||Self|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1986||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City||1985||Video short||Himself (uncredited)||Self|
|New York, New York||1981||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Top of the Pops||1980||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Eighties||2016||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself||Archive Footage|
|Soul Power!||2013||TV Series documentary||Himself||Archive Footage|
|And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself||Archive Footage|
Kurt Walker Awards
|2003||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Best Song||Like Mike (2002)||Won|
|1989||Kids’ Choice Award||Kids’ Choice Awards, USA||Favorite Male Singer/Group||Won|
|1986||Razzie Award||Razzie Awards||Worst Original Song||Krush Groove (1985)||Won|
|2003||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Best Song||Like Mike (2002)||Nominated|
|1989||Kids’ Choice Award||Kids’ Choice Awards, USA||Favorite Male Singer/Group||Nominated|
|1986||Razzie Award||Razzie Awards||Worst Original Song||Krush Groove (1985)||Nominated|