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Meet the Pioneer - Kurtis Blow

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12:00 - 12:45
Melkweg (M5 Panel Room) | Lijnbaansgracht 234 A, Amsterdam

ADE Beats kicks off with Meet the pioneer with legendary hip-hop pioneer Kurt ‘Kurtis Blow’ Walker from Harlem, New York, the first rapper to sign to a major label, to get a certified gold record (for his influential classic The Breaks) and so much more. In this conversation the founder of The Hip Hop Church and co producer of TV series The Get Down will talk about his illustrious career and the development of hip-hop as a culture and industry from the early days until now.

Kurtis Blow (The Hip Hop Church, US)
Kurtis Blow, one of the founders and creators of recorded rap, stands as an emerging leader in a new generation of rappers with street sense, social criticism, and commercial savvy, a timeless artist and hip hop legend, Kurtis Blow has been instrumental in raising up a generation of MC’s, and he will soon carry the torch for hip hop music into new arenas.

MC Melodee (NL)
Straight out of Amsterdam, MC Melodee is the front woman of soulful hip hop band La Melodia.