Kurtis Blow. Rakim. In 1994, Nas was ready to emerge from the amalgam of underground East-Coast-rap greats such as Kool G Rap and Kurtis Blow he had drawn influence from, as well as act as the voice of street sages who had no greater reach than the Queensbridge projects. Kurtis Blow, LL Cool J, Nas lend support to Hip Hop museum project in the Bronx by Belle Heiress. Nas sampled “If I Ruled the World” in 1996, and a host of other rappers sampled his landmark single “The Breaks”: KRS One for his song “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know” in 1995; De La Soul for their song “Brakes” … Rapper and producer Kurtis Walker on August 9, 1959, in Harlem, New York. Directed by One9. 0 0.

Nas … With Nas, Cornel West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz. First rapper to ever go "mainstream". The world’s first hip-hop museum is coming to the South Bronx. Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. On June 4, 1996, Nas released his hit single, “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” In addition to sampling Whodini’s “Friends,” Nas also re-wrote Kurtis Blow’s classic old-school rap song, “If I Ruled the World” (1985). Nas. His debut album Kurtis Blow sold more than 400,000 copies. The Harlem World MC carried the precious medal that is Hip-Hop's first gold-certified single, care of "The Breaks." He went on to release 10 albums over the next 11 years and also produced albums. 1979)—said his role model was the actor, singer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson. Common.

Kool G Rap. Kurtis Blow is among Hip-Hop's true messengers. Blow became an ordained minister in 2009 and founded Hip Hop Ministry. Nas Talks Writing Raps for Netflix Hip-Hop Drama ‘The Get Down’ ... Nas talked to Rolling Stone about his new role as hip-hop’s prestige TV storyteller. Represented the 80's old shcool hiphop scene, when shit was true and all was good and when it was cool to call hip hop, "rap". Run isn’t the only rapper Blow inspired. The Universal Hip Hop Museum is part of the Bronx Point development, a … The talented and ambitious Harlemite Kurtis Blow—born Curtis Walker (above ca. Additionally, Blow… KRS-One. but it shifts around sometimes when a killer track gets released by any of em His follow-up album, The Breaks, went gold.