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Running head: KURTIS BLOW vs. DRAKEComparing hip-hop artist: Kurtis Brow and DrakesNameInstitutional Affiliation
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KURTIS BLOW vs. DRAKE2Comparing hip-hop artist: Kurtis Brow and DrakesIntroductionHip hop or rap music is a type of music genre developed during the late seventies. It consists of a formalized rhythmic music that usually goes along with rapping. Kurtis Blow was afamous artist in the eighties not only the best rapper alive, but also the first rapper to demonstrateand affirm that a career in rap was even possible. He is considered as a significant icon during the 20th century as well as the greatest entertainer during his lifetime. His contributions to the music industry and dance alongside his publicized personal life have made him a public icon in the popular culture for more than five decades. Today, the artist that is comparable to Kurtis Blow is Drake, who represents the young generation. Drake is a Canadian rapper/singer that has almost captured the diehards of hip-hop music. His rapping style and content of music are perfectto any hip-hop artist today. This paper will compare the hip-hop/ rap artists; Kurtis Blow and Drake regarding their popularity, music content and Awards among others. Kurtis BlowKurtis Blow was born in 1959 in Harlem town, New York City. Besides being an American rapper, he is also a songwriter, film producer, a DJ, and a public speaker. He began his career as aDJ while still at his tender age. In 1975, Huey (2014) reckons that Kurtis Blow joined Harlem High School to pursue his passion in Music an Art and later Joined New York's City College. Kurtis was the first musician to enter into a deal with Mercury records in 1979. In his first albumtitled “Christmas Rappin”, Kurtis over 400 music copies. His second album, The Breaks, went global. In eleven years, he had released more than ten albums. In 2009, Kurtis Blow became a preacher and he established the Hip Hop ministry. One of the greatest hits released in 1985 was
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KURTIS BLOW vs. DRAKE3the song "If I Ruled the World”. This was one of his songs that became a big hit on its first release. His contribution and influence on hip—hop was so tremendous that new artists and rappers associated with him to gain popularity. As a professional rapper, Ulibas (2014) alleges
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  • Fall '12
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  • Hip hop music, Rapping, Kurtis Blow

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