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The Blow

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The Blow are an electro-pop music group featuring Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne. Maricich previously released recordings beneath the name Obtain the Hell Taken care of from the Volcano, and she documented (by using some guests) for K beneath the name the Blow, you start with 2002’s Reward Album, that was accompanied by The Concussive Caress, or, Casey Captured Her Mom Performing Combined with the Vacuum in 2003. Maricich collaborated with Jona Bechtolt for a number of produces, including 2004’s limited-edition EP Poor Purpose: Love Music, the next year’s Everyday Types of Human beings Facing Directly into the Blow (which included materials previously released under Maricich’s previous Volcano moniker), and 2006’s Paper Tv. With Bechtolt departing to spotlight his own task YACHT, Maricich started collaborating with appear and installation musician Dyne in 2007, and relocated to Brooklyn in 2008. The Blow started recording tracks for the fourth record in 2011; The Blow made an appearance in Sept 2013.

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Full Name The Blow
Died May 7, 2007, Gloucester, United Kingdom
Music Songs Hey Boy, True Affection, Pile of Gold, Come on Petunia, Fists Up, The Sky Opened Wide Like the Tide, Parentheses, The Love That I Crave, What Tom Said About Girls, The Democracy of Small Things, Bonjour jeune fille, Pardon Me, Hock It, Eat Your Heart Up, The Moon Is There, I Am Here, You're My Light, Knowing the Things That I Know, The Long List of Girls, Let's Play Boys Chase Girls, Watch the Water Roll Up, Make It Up, I Tell Myself Everything, The Big U, She Buried Herself in the Air, I Was Singing, Begin Remix, Oh Canada, Jet Ski Accidents, Come on Pauline, How Naked Are We Going to Get?, Did You Drive, Our Holes Are Dug
Albums Paper Television, Bonus Album, Everyday Examples of Humans Facing Straight into the Blow, The Concussive Caress, or, Casey Caught Her Mom Singing Along with the Vacuum, The Concussive Caress..., Don't Do The Bomb Before My Moustache Comes, The Blow, Poor Aim: Love Songs
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Female, Costume Designers Guild Award for Best Costume Design - Period or Fantasy Film


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#Fact
1 Has not released an album since 1988's "Back by Popular Demand".
2 One of the personalities mentioned in the song Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club. The others mentioned were James Brown, Bob Marley, Smokey Robinson, 'Hamilton Bohannon', Bootsy Collins, and Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar (as Sly and Robbie) and 'Robert 'Robbie' Shakespeare' (as Sly and Robbie).
3 Changed his name to Kurtis Blow (as in a body blow) at the suggestion of his manager, future rap mogul Russell Simmons.
4 Currently a DJ on Backspin 43, which is the old school hip hop station on the Sirius Satellite Radio service.
5 The first hip hop musician embraced by the mainstream advertising industry with his appearance in a commercial for the soft drink Sprite.
6 He co-wrote songs with The Fat Boys, including their signature songs, "Fat Boys" (1984) and "The Fat Boys Are Back" (1985).
7 He has duet with rock icon Bob Dylan called "Street Rock", which appeared on Blow's 1986 album, Kingdom Blow.
8 In 1980, he opened for reggae legend Bob Marley at the Madison Square Garden where he performed for an audience of 20,000.
9 He was the first rapper to record a full length album on a major label (1979).
10 He began his career in New York City in the mid-1970s, when he was a breakdancer until switching to DJing under the name Kool DJ Kurt and then finally rapping.
11 Was the first hip-hop MC to be signed by a major label, which in this case was Mercury/PolyGram Records.
12 Hip-hop artist


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Goldbergs TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards 2014 TV Special performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks"
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks"
Dance Central 2 2011 Video Game performer: "The Breaks"
It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks" - as Kurt Walker
Angel Camouflaged 2010 performer: "I'm Tired" Angel Camouflaged Remix, "Gimme Three Steps"
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Notorious 2009 writer: "The Breaks" - as Kurt Walker
Beautiful Losers 2008 Documentary performer: "The Blow"
Everybody Hates Chris TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2005 - 2007 writer - 3 episodes, 2005 - 2007
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game "The Breaks"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks"
Like Mike 2002 writer: "Basketball" - as Kurt Walker
Empire 2002 writer: "Games People Play"
Saturday Night Live 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
In Dark Places 1997 performer: "Let's Dance" / writer: "Let's Dance", "I Wanna Freak You"
Soul Food 1997 performer: "The Breaks" / writer: "The Breaks" - as Kurt Walker
The Jerky Boys 1995 performer: "Dial a Jam" / writer: "Dial a Jam" - as Kurt Walker
Knights of the City 1986 performer: "Kurtis Blow Rap"
Krush Groove 1985 lyrics: "If I Ruled The World" / music: "If I Ruled The World", "Pump It Up - Let's Get Funky", "All You Can Eat", "Fat Boys" / performer: "If I Ruled The World", "Krush Groovin'" / writer: "Krush Groovin'" - as K. Blow
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1980

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Da Jammies 2015 TV Series Kurtis Flow / Momo's Security #1
California Dreamers 2013 King Kurtis
The Benita Show 2011 TV Series
Kings of Hip Hop: The Founders 2004 Video
In Dark Places 1997 Piano Player

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slippin': Ten Years with the Bloods 2005 Documentary associate producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Krush Groove 1985 music supervisor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
G-Funk 2016 Documentary filming
Hip Hop Evolution 2016 Documentary Himself
The Power of Soul 2015 Documentary Himself
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Reach Around Radio 2013 TV Series Himself
The Hot 10 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
2011 Soul Train Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Way Black When: Primetime 2011 TV Series Himself - Performer
Unsung 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug 2010 Documentary short Himself - Hip-Hop Icon
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Baisden After Dark 2007 TV Series Himself
The (White) Rapper Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Breaking the Rules 2006 Documentary Himself
Disco: Spinning the Story 2005 Video documentary Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 2005 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Sex 'n' Pop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Il segreto del giaguaro 2000 Himself
Breaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert 1998 Documentary
Soul Train 1980-1997 TV Series documentary Himself / Guest
Rhyme & Reason 1997 Documentary Himself
The Show 1995 Documentary Himself
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Square One Television 1987 TV Series Himself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself
Knights of the City 1986 Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1986 TV Series Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
Krush Groove 1985 Himself
New York, New York 1981 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1980 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Like Mike (2002) · Shad Moss (Performer)
· James B. Moor (Writer)
· Fabolous (Performer)
· Jermaine Dupri (Performer)
· Full Force (Writers)
· James Barlow (Writer)
· Robert Ford (Writer)
· Shirley Walker (Writer)
· William Waring (Writer)
1989 Kids' Choice Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Singer/Group · The Fat Boys (music group)
· Mark Morales (artist)
· Damon Wimbley (artist)
· Darren Robinson (artist)
1986 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Original Song Krush Groove (1985) · Damon Wimbley (as The Fat Boys)
· Darren Robinson (as The Fat Boys)
· Mark Morales (as The Fat Boys)


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