As one of the founding fathers of Hip-Hop, Kurtis Blow has been lighting up stages since 1979. Kurtis was just 20 years old when he signed Rap's first record deal, igniting a movement that now dominates popular culture.

He's rocked the mic on every continent. He's starred in movies and produced albums. He's discovered and inspired some of the greatest minds in Hip-Hop. He's found time to go back to school, earning a second degree. He's a living legend with a story to tell.

Keynote Talks   &   Interviews   &   Panels

A mix of artful intelligence and measured risk bought Kurtis to the limelight, and he's now sharing tools of the trade.

These are the stories that built Hip-Hop.

Rap's First Gold Record
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With animated storytelling, Kurtis shares the insights he picked up on his way to becoming Rap's first superstar. Understand how to bring ideas into the world through the lens of a living legend.

Kurtis will craft a personalized talk that fits your organization and event. He can share expertise and anecdotes related to the following subjects and more.

#globalization #innovation #entertainment

#competition #education #transferrableskills

#cross-over #appropriation #originalcontent #history


Book Kurtis to provide a fresh perspective on entertainment, education, and the importance of culture.