1980 | With "Rapper's Delight" still riding the charts, Kurtis Blow releases his first single, "Christmas Rappin'". Blow's second single, "The Breaks," is a hit; and becomes hip-hop's first gold single. In his shows, Blow now sometimes allows DJ Run to rhyme with him.
There is a prevailing myth that revolves around the hip hop world that it is only African-Americans who listen to this genre of music, enjoy it, or promote it. Some believe that African-Americans were the first to create. As the statistics show, however, myths are very different from what reality happens to be. Almost two
Erica Abi Wright, better known by her stage name Erykah Badu, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist and actress. Her work includes elements from R, hip hop and jazz.