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Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’ (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 22nd, 2015


A. Front

“Christmas Rappin’ “ is a 1979 single by American rapper and producer Kurtis Blow. “Christmas Rappin’ ” was the first Hip-Hop song released on a major label. Kurtis recorded this with the help of producers Robert Ford and J.B. Moore. They took it to Mercury Records, who signed Kurtis to a 2-single deal, under the condition that If both singles were successful, he would get an album deal. This was the first single, and it did very well. The second single was “The Breaks,” and it became the first rap song to be certified as a gold record, selling over 500,000 copies. Kurtis got the album deal and became the first rapper signed to a major label. Every Christmas, “Christmas Rappin” ” would sell more copies. After 8 years, it went gold.

Christmas Rappin’ 8:11

Christmas Rappin’ (Do It Yourself Version – Instrumental) 7:54

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Mercury ‎– MDS-4009
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

Producer – J.B. Moore, Robert Ford Jr.
Written-By – D. Miller*, J. Moore*, K. Walker*, L. Smith*, R. Ford*

Produced For Prep/Street Productions

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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12 Responses to “Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’ (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Wow, such a flashback this song is! I remember going to a teen disco back in ’79 and this was a MONSTER FLOOR FILLER. They would play it throughout the year and not just at Christmas. The song created such a pandemonium and we all loved it. I was so into hip hop at this early stage and this is was one of my favorites. Thank you Paul for breaking this one out around this time of year. It is so fitting and really is a sentimental trip for me.

    Say “HO!”



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Jeff this song is a record that demands to be in every collection. I remember roller skating to this when I was around nine years old so much fun 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    Gosh Paul, I love you so much. Thanks for being in our lives and for all the treasures you so generously share with the world. You are so special and a real Angel to everyone. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. And to all the dear readers of BTG, you guys are AWESOME too!! Happy Holidays to one and all!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happiest of Holidays Jeff!


  2. Gustavo Says:

    Buenas PaulT, muy buena tu pagina, te visito a diario. Queria saber si tienes este tema para poder subirlo: NO NAME – Fashion. Desde ya muchas gracias y felices fiestas


  3. Cédric Says:

    Hey Paul!

    Please more Alphaville tracks!



  4. Junior Says:

    A delight to see this one posted. One of my favorites from 1979.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂


  5. MillCity9 Says:

    This one will fit in nicely in my old school rap collection. Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MillCity9 🙂


  6. Davos Via 45 Says:

    uh…am I def or something, this track has the same bass line as Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust, only it was released a year earlier? Could some bass player enlighten me!
    Or are they just so similar? Non the less a fat sounding track, internationally not so prominent as The Breaks, but all the old-school Hip-Hop stuff always were very popular with myself.


  7. David Says:

    Hey Paul,
    Thanks for another great year!
    Maybe when you return you could post Bing Crosby and David Bowie doing “Little Drummer Boy”?
    Merry Christmas Paul and thanks for everything.


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