Harlem World: Proud Musical Moments

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  • Minton's Jazz Club Opens
  • Harlem River Drive
  • Kurtis Blow Signs Record Deal
  • Mase Releases Harlem World
  •  Big L's The Big Picture
  • XXL's December '98 issue, "The Greatest Day In Hip-Hop History"
  • Cam'ron Drops Come Home With Me
  • A$AP Rocky
  • 121311 shows bet honors maya angelou harlem
  • Duke Ellington Plays "Take the A Train"
  • The Apollo Theater

Kurtis Blow Signs Record Deal

Old school icon Kurtis Blow put the Harlem rap scene on the map when he dropped the 1980 classic "The Breaks," hip hop's first gold-selling single.

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