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Kurtis Blow

Defunkd’s exclusive collection of vintage t-shirts for sale at reasonably exorbitant prices.

Item #34: Kurtis Blow

Year: 1985

Circulation: Rarer than Kurtis Blow lyrics with curse words.

Kurtis Blow was the first hip hop artist to sign with a major label when he linked up with Mercury records in 1979 and released “Kurtis Blow” in 1980. His biggest hit, “The Breaks” was just the break he needed because he went on to release 10 albums over the 11 years. His influences have been seen and heard – hell, Run of RUN DMC was originally billed as “The Son of Kurtis Blow” and even Nas covered one of his tracks in 1996. Kurtis was also a spokesperson against drugs and booze, and emitted other messages of positivity across the hip hop nation. But then he went and got busted for pot possession at LAX in 2010 and got slapped with a fine, because, well, those are the breaks.

According to his unverified Twitter account Kurtis is now a licensed minister.

Brand: Sportswear

Measurements: 19.5″ (pit-to-pit) 26.5 (rear collar-bottom seam)

Condition: Excellent vintage condition.

Variables: None

Available for purchase here.

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