Kurtis Blow
Kurtis Blow
Celebrated Name: Kurtis Blow
Real Name/Full Name: Kurtis Walker
Gender: Male
Age: 64 years old
Birth Date: August 9, 1959
Birth Place: New York City
Nationality: American
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 63 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife Shirley Stewart
Children Yes
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Kurtis Blow Gay?: Straight
Profession: Rapper, singer, songwriter, and film producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]: $6 million
Last Updated: [current date format=’F Y’]

Kurtis is the first commercially successful rapper and also the first to sign with a major record label, and he has released 15 albums he is currently an ordained minister and serves as a rapper, DJ, worship leader.  Besides his own work, he has been responsible for more hits by Run DMC and The Fat Boys.

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Early Life & Biography

Kurtis was born in New York on August 9, 1959. The legendary rapper who was a hip hop pioneer and who released the first-ever gold-certified in rap single. Kurtis was a long time collaborator with hip hop legend.

Blow’s virtues of the old school that captures the exuberance of youth art, his records have not dated that well, his rapping technique, was not evolved as the advanced MCs. Blow was the first significant solo rapper on record; he was also a natural focal point for many aspiring young hip hop rappers in the early days.

Personal Life

Blow collapsed due to Cardiac arrest on October 29, near the Westfield in Woodland Hills, he had an argument with his son where he collapsed, and the patrol police officers saved his life they took him to a nearby hospital. He thanked the officers if they got there any later he would have died.

Blow has been married to Shirley Stewart. The couple are blessed with three children. Kurtis is currently in the hospital for an emergency heart surgery; this is the second surgery although he is a survivor he needs prayers from all those who loved his music.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 9 August 1959, Kurtis Blow is 64 years old as of today’s date [current date]. His height is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and his weight is 63 kg.


He became the first rapper at the age of twenty to be signed by a major label, Mercury, which released Christmas Rapping, it also sold over 400,000 copies, it became one of the first commercially successful hip-hop singles, The Breaks followed up also sold over half a million copies. Kurtis released ten albums over the next 11 years.

He has spoken out emphatically against racism;  Kurtis began working on-air in radio, Power 106, the number 1 CHR radio station in Southern California. Kurtis hosted the old school show on Sunday night; he featured hits from the past. He traveled to the Middle East in 2002 to tour for the Armed Forces base. He performed the seventeen shows for the troops.

In 2016 he was elected as Chairman of the Universal Hip Hop Museum.  Kurtis was ordained as a minister on 16 August 2009; he was the founder of the hip hop church in Harlem.

Awards & Achievements

Kurtis has received an MTV Monitor Award. In 1089 he was nominated Kids Choice Awards, USA, and Favorite Male Singer Group, and in 2003 he was nominated Black Reel Best Song for the song Basketball.

Net Worth& Salary of Kurtis Blow in [current date format=’Y’]

Kurtis Blow Net Worth
Kurtis Blow Net Worth

As of July 2024, Blow, an American rapper and record producer, has a net worth of $6 million. He has earned his wealth for being a successful rapper; he was the first rapper to sign with a major record label. In addition to his rapping, he was featured in a hip hop display by the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Kurtis Blow was the first rapper to be a millionaire. In 1997 he signed a contract with Mercury records.

Kurtis is a fighter and a survivor, and also he has a giving heart. Blow’s family and fans have the testimonies of his goodness; his heart is bigger than his music. Kurtis is one of the founders and creators of recorded rap; he also stands a leader in a new generation of rappers with social criticism, street sense, and commercial savvy.


  1. He has a heart of GOLD. He loves the Lord. A fine gentleman and my MOM (97) says, easy to love. He worked tirelessly w/o charge for 6 years to assist WORD OF LIFE CENTERS, INTERNATIONAL, INC., a fledgling, hard-working ministry UNDER THE FIRST FAITH/COMMUNITY BASED CHURCH in United States under President GW BUSH $ 17.5 Million dollar grant over 12 states .- IJN-VCT


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