#035 Kurtis Blow interview from 1997

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A never before published interview with Kurtis Blow from 1997

In the interview, Blow talks about:

– Whether he thinks God cares about pop music

– How he had it all and now has nothing

– What hip-hop fans should go back and listen to

– How early hip-hop had a code of ethics not to use swear words

– Why he got out of the music business

– How he foresaw how big hip-hop would get

– The language of a rap

– Why rap artist don’t typically have long careers

– Why white America has gravitated toward rap

– The first time rap was used for a commercial

– How Don Cornelius, host of Soul Train, broke Kurtis’ heart

– If he became the overlord of music, what the first thing he’d change would be

In this episode, we have hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow. At the time of this interview in 1997, Blow was 38 years old and was promoting his three-CD compilation, “The History of Rap.” In the interview, Kurtis talks about how Don Cornelius, host of Soul Train, broke his heart; what hip-hop fans should go back and listen to; and how he foresaw how big rap music would become.

 


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