The first artist managed by Russell Simmons was Kurtis Blow o A millionaire

The first artist managed by russell simmons was

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The first artist managed by Russell Simmons was Kurtis Blow o A millionaire because of his insight, foresight, and entrepreneurial skills o 1977-1978ish when Russell Simmons had no money, so he was starting to make a name for himself by hooking up his younger brother who was 13 years old, Joseph, with Kurtis Blow, where Kurtis Blow would introduce to people as his
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son. He turned out to be Run in Run-DMC which was an extremely famous group. Christmas Rappin’ – Kurtis Blow o Co-Written by Robert Fort AKA Rocky and Kurtis Blow and Russell o The story of Santa in Harlem o Disco/hip hop themed o Someone from Billboard Magazine (Rocky) approached Russell Simmons to make a record, because they wanted to make a story about hip hop in New York City o Among the ten significant records heard on the radio Kurtis Blow nearly ten albums between 1980 and 1988 The Breaks – Kurtis Blow o Reached gold (500000 records sold) by 1998 The first sex symbol in rap music was Kurtis Blow o First time that a rapper had his picture on the cover of a disk or a jacket of the disk was Kurtis Blow His career died down quickly because his rapping was not as evolved with the change of times o However Kurtis Blow created Run-DMC and the Fatboys so he was still relevant Basketball – Kurtis Blow o Bow Wow took his song If I ruled the World – Kurtis Blow o Nas and other rappers took his song Afrika Bambaataa AKA Bam o Godfather of Hip hop o Master of Records
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o Known for bringing the most records o
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