The Bronx is famous for two things. Hip-hop, and 26 world championships.
Hip Hop is thee dominant youth culture in the world right now.
I started DJing, breakdancing and MCing in the '70s and I got my record deal in 1979 with 'Christmas Rap.'
Pete Dj Jones was the first person that I saw with 2 turntables. This was 1972.
The dude in red's back at the pole,
Up North where everything is cold.
But if he were right here tonight,
He'd say 'Merry Christmas! And to all, a good night!'
Just like I'm the king on the microphone, so is Dr. J and Moses Malone
I like slam dunks, take me to the hoop my favorite play is the alley-oop
I like the pick-and-roll, I like the give-and-go
Cause it's basketball, uh, Mister Kurtis Blow.
The music business is really a spiritual business whether we know it or not.
Yeah when I was 7 or 8 my moms would have little parties, and I would play the music.
I was called Kool Dj Kurt Walker... but they wanted tocall me Kurtis Blow.
When I was 13 I had a fake Id that said that I was 19. I was getting in all the clubs.
That's the job of the entertainer, to entertain, not to motivate or inspire people to get violent!
My first jam was at Hotel Diplomat opening for Hollywood.
I was signed when I was 19 years old, in 1980. I went to Germany and France. Seeing the world at that time was just an awesome experience for a teenager.
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