Kurtis Blow Jr. Releases Debut Mixtape, ‘Californication’
It's been more than 30 years since Kurtis Blow became one of the first legitimate rappers to put out a record. That 12-inch, led by the novelty single 'Christmas Rappin'' kick-started a storied career for one of the genre's true pioneers. Yet, with time comes a changing of the guard. Now, Blow, who is best known for the still-great single 'The Breaks,' has a son and he's apparently ready to step up and join the lineage.
After a series of shows backing up his father, Kurtis Blow Jr. is kicking off a music career of his own with a mixtape called 'Californication.' The tape features production by Boi-1da, CheckMate, Rocko, Aliby and more. Jr. has already cashed-in with his father on a recent 32-city tour entitled 'WorldWide Breaks' and is planning to hit the road on his own in February after a quick trip through Japan.
You can download the 'Californication' tape here. Don't expect the old school, rock-the-party anthems of his father, though. Blow Jr. sounds like a cross between Lil Wayne, Drake and Wiz Khalifa. Jumping on Nicki Minaj's 'It's Going Down,' the younger Kurtis seems right at home in the 2010-11 landscape.
Listen to Kurtis Blow Jr.'s 'It's Goin' Down' feat. Nicki Minaj