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Kurtis Blow — “Christmas Rappin” (1979)

Release Date December 7, 1979

Kurtis Blow released “Christmas Rappin’” on December 7, 1979, on Mercury. The 1st rapper signed to a major label when he released his debut single at 20. Kurtis Blow’s song was an instant commercial success, selling 400,000 copies.