Hop pioneer, Kurtis Blow, was one of the first commercially successful rappers and the first to sign with a major record label. “The Breaks”, a single from his 1980 debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song.
Blow (real name Curtis Walker) is one of the many MC’s, including Montel Jordan and Ma$e, who chose to give his life to the Lord and spread the word of the Gospel. He became a licensed/ordained minister on August 16, 2009.
Blow also has a Christian rap album under his belt called, “Kurtis Blow Presents: Hip Hop Ministry.”
The irony of this entire situation is that the old school rapper turned minister was recently busted at LAX airport trying to make it through a TSA body scan with marijuana in his pants! Continue Reading…