Kurtis Blow Gives The Oral History Of "Basketball" Amid Raising $20M For Universal Hip Hop Museum

HipHop News Posted on May 22, 2019 at 7:04am

Kurtis Blow Gives The Oral History Of "Basketball" Amid Raising $20M For Universal Hip Hop Museum

#DXCLUSIVE: The Hip Hop pioneer also envisions which players would make the lyrics in the updated version of his smash hit.

Nearly ever article, book and documentary about Hip Hop history credits Kurtis Blow as the first superstar solo MC in the early 1980s. The culture’s earliest visuals featuring block parties and park jams at basketball courts in the game’s “Mecca” of New York City, MCs coaching and Ice Cube’s fledgling BIG3 League are a few examples of why basketball remains Hip Hop’s favorite sport.

Blow made that official when he released the game’s most memorable ode 35 years ago. The nexus of Hip Hop and basketball has always been Blow’s passion along with being a minister spreading his Christian faith. .centered-ad {

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“The whole connection of sports and Hip Hop is rhythm,” Blow said. “The same rhythm that it takes for an MC to flow and deliver vocals is the same rhythm for anyone who is an athlete in sports. You’ve heard it over and over before, in order to block a shot you have to be in rhythm with the shooter. There’s a


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