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Pioneer he was, but of limited talent
on June 1, 2001
Kurtis Blow started out strong, as evidenced by some of this CD. "Christmas Rap" jammed in Black communites in Xmas of 79 (and many Xmases thereafter). Unfortuantely, his vocal talents were limited and he often sounded like Bullwinkle trying to rap. Songs like "Tough," "Starlife," and "A.J. Scratch" are extremely hard to listen to with a straight face. You're almost waiting to hear Rocky the flying squirrel to say, "But that trick NEVER works!" This time for sure, presto!