Monday, June 23, 2008

Kurtis Blow - Starlife 12" - 1981

Here's a nice single from Rap Godfather Kurtis Blow. I don't know if this was ever released on an album. I can't find it in It does appear on "The Best Of Kurtis Blow"

It's a pretty good single. The music underneath the rap and the chorus is actually quite good. I don't know if the music is original or if it is a sample of something else, but it has a Stevie Wonder vibe to it. There are some cool keyboard breaks throughout the song. This one works as a not just an old school rap song, but as a good ole R&B electrofunk pop 80's tune as well.

The record has the same song on both sides, so there is really just one track here.




Matracas said...

My only knowledge of Kurtis Blue is because he is mentioned in the "Genious of love" song by Tom Tom Club. Other than that, never heard of him.

Spencer said...

Read more about Kurtis on allmusic.

You may have heard of some of his other landmark recordings like "The Breaks". He really helped pave the way and set the blueprint for everyone.

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