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Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’ (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd December 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

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.

SIDE A:
Christmas Rappin’ 8:11

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

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

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

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

NOTES:
Produced For Prep/Street Productions

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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

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