Happy Birthday to Kurt Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow. He is an American rapper and record producer. He is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label. "The Breaks", a single from his 1980 debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song.
Artwork by Bjarne Melgaard
Listen to Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks"