Christmas Rappin" was the first Rap song released on a major label. Kurtis recorded this with the help of producers Robert Ford and . They took it to Mercury Records, who signed Kurtis to a 2-single deal, under the condition that If both singles were successful, he would get an album deal. Christmas Rappin'" was the first single, and it did very well. The second single was "The Breaks," and it became the first rap song to be certified as a gold record, selling over 500,000 copies. Kurtis' first album contained the second half of this, a song called "Rappin' Blow, Part . The R&B group Next sampled this on their song "Too Close," which was a huge hit in 1998. It was in the US for 5 weeks. Kurt Walker better known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper and record producer. He is one of the first commercially successful rappers and the first to sign with a major record label.
Kurtis Blow is the self-titled debut album by American rapper Kurtis Blow. It was released in 1980 by Mercury Records. The record includes the song "The Breaks", which was often sampled later in hip-hop records, mainly for its introduction made by Blow's a cappella vocal, and for the drum break, giving a wordplay dimension to the title. Rappin' Blow, Pt. 2" was issued as a single that had a do-it-yourself B-side, the instrumental version.
Christmas Rappin' (Do It Yourself Version - Instrumental). Christmas Rappin' (7", Single, Promo).
Kurtis got the album deal and became the first rapper signed to a major label. Like many early rap songs, this one doesn't have a chorus, which means it also doesn't have an obvious title. In many of these songs, the word "rap" was incorporated into the title (see: "Rapper's Delight"), and in this case, "Christmas Rappin'" made for a clever play on the phrase "Christmas Wrapping. Two years later The Waitresses released a song with that title as a play on Kurtis' song. This was the first successful Christmas rap song
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Christmas Rappin" was the first Rap song released on a major label. The second single was "The Breaks," and it became the first rap song to be certified as a gold record, selling over 500,000 copies
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- Mastered By – HW*
- Producer – J.B. Moore, Robert Ford Jr.
- Written-By – D. Miller*, J. Moore*, K. Walker*, L. Smith*, R. Ford*
NotesProduced For Prep/Street Productions
Neutral Gray Music/Pure Love Music Publishing Co., Inc.
Mastered at Masterdisk
℗ 1979 PhonoGram, Inc.
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- Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): MDS-4009-A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): MDS-4009-B
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Run-out): MDS-4009-A-K1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Run-out): MDS-4009-B-K1
- Other (Rights Society): ASCAP
|MDS-4009||Kurtis Blow||Christmas Rappin' (12")||Mercury||MDS-4009||US||1979|
|DJ-562 (MDS-4009)||Kurtis Blow||Christmas Rappin' (7", Single, Promo, Styrene)||Mercury||DJ-562 (MDS-4009)||US||1979|
|MDS 4009||Kurtis Blow||Christmas Rappin' (12", Promo)||Mercury||MDS 4009||US||1979|
|BLOW 12||Kurtis Blow||Christmas Rappin' (12", Single)||Mercury||BLOW 12||UK||1979|
|474 031-6||Kurtis Blow||Christmas Rappin' 95 (12", Promo)||Mascotte Music||474 031-6||France||1994|