Kurtis Blow Net Worth

Kurtis Blow Net Worth is
$5 million

Kurtis Blow Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

He’s the first commercially successful rapper as well as the first to sign with a major record label. It sold over 400,000 copies. Its followup, “The Breaks”, sold over half a million copies. He was also the very first rapper to do abroad. He released ten albums during the following eleven years. His first record was Kurtis Blow, while his second was the Top 50 pop record Deuce. Party Time featured a fusion of rap and gogo. Ego Trip contained the hits: “8 Million Stories,” “AJ Scratch,” and “Basketball”. His 1985 record, America, garnered praise because of its title track’s music video. From this record, the tune “If I Ruled the World” became a Top 5 hit on Billboard’s R&B chart. In 1996, fellow rapper Nas debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 using a cover version of the tune. Besides his own work, Kurtis continues to be responsible for hits by The Fat Boys and Run DMC. Run started his profession billed as ‘The Son of Kurtis Blow’. Lovebug Starski, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Total Power, Russell Simmons and Wyclef Jean all have been made by, or have worked with, Kurt. Former label teammates Ren & Angela had their R&B chart topping debut “Save Your Love (For #1)” present rapped by Kurt. Along with Dexter Scott King, Kurt coordinated “King Holiday,” a tune to observe Martin Luther King’s birthday.

Kurtis Blow Net Worth $5 Million Dollars

Full NameKurtis Blow
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 9, 1959
Place Of BirthHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionRecord producer, Disc jockey, Musician, Rapper, Pastor, Actor
EducationCity College of New York, Nyack College
NationalityUnited States of America
SiblingsJoseph Blow
NicknamesCurtis Blow , Kurt Walker , Kurtis Walker
MoviesRhyme & Reason, Breaking Out
TV ShowsHip-Hop Evolution
Star SignLeo
1Has not released an album since 1988's "Back by Popular Demand".
2One 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).
3Changed his name to Kurtis Blow (as in a body blow) at the suggestion of his manager, future rap mogul Russell Simmons.
4Currently a DJ on Backspin 43, which is the old school hip hop station on the Sirius Satellite Radio service.
5The first hip hop musician embraced by the mainstream advertising industry with his appearance in a commercial for the soft drink Sprite.
6He co-wrote songs with The Fat Boys, including their signature songs, "Fat Boys" (1984) and "The Fat Boys Are Back" (1985).
7He has duet with rock icon Bob Dylan called "Street Rock", which appeared on Blow's 1986 album, Kingdom Blow.
8In 1980, he opened for reggae legend Bob Marley at the Madison Square Garden where he performed for an audience of 20,000.
9He was the first rapper to record a full length album on a major label (1979).
10He 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.
11Was the first hip-hop MC to be signed by a major label, which in this case was Mercury/PolyGram Records.
12Hip-hop artist


The GoldbergsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Danville 2nd Ward Young MenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards2014TV Special performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks"
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks"
Dance Central 22011Video Game performer: "The Breaks"
It's Kind of a Funny Story2010performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks" - as Kurt Walker
Angel Camouflaged2010performer: "I'm Tired" Angel Camouflaged Remix, "Gimme Three Steps"
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Notorious2009writer: "The Breaks" - as Kurt Walker
Beautiful Losers2008Documentary performer: "The Blow"
Everybody Hates ChrisTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2005 - 2007 writer - 3 episodes, 2005 - 2007
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game "The Breaks"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks"
Like Mike2002writer: "Basketball" - as Kurt Walker
Empire2002writer: "Games People Play"
Saturday Night Live2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
In Dark Places1997performer: "Let's Dance" / writer: "Let's Dance", "I Wanna Freak You"
Soul Food1997performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks" - as Kurt Walker
The Jerky Boys1995performer: "Dial a Jam" / writer: "Dial a Jam" - as Kurt Walker
Knights of the City1986performer: "Kurtis Blow Rap"
Krush Groove1985lyrics: "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
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1980


Da Jammies2015TV SeriesKurtis Flow / Momo's Security #1
California Dreamers2013King Kurtis
The Benita Show2011TV Series
Kings of Hip Hop: The Founders2004Video
In Dark Places1997Piano Player


Slippin': Ten Years with the Bloods2005Documentary associate producer

Music Department

Krush Groove1985music supervisor


G-Funk2016Documentary filming
Hip Hop Evolution2016DocumentaryHimself
The Power of Soul2015DocumentaryHimself
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Reach Around Radio2013TV SeriesHimself
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Unsung2010TV Series documentaryHimself
White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug2010Documentary shortHimself - Hip-Hop Icon
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Baisden After Dark2007TV SeriesHimself
The (White) Rapper Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Breaking the Rules2006DocumentaryHimself
Disco: Spinning the Story2005Video documentaryHimself
Showtime at the Apollo2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Sex 'n' Pop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Il segreto del giaguaro2000Himself
Breaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert1998Documentary
Soul Train1980-1997TV Series documentaryHimself / Guest
Rhyme & Reason1997DocumentaryHimself
The Show1995DocumentaryHimself
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Square One Television1987TV SeriesHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
Knights of the City1986Himself
New American Bandstand 19651986TV SeriesHimself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Krush Groove1985Himself
New York, New York1981TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1980TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongLike Mike (2002)
1989Kids' Choice AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Singer/Group
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongKrush Groove (1985)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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