As the nation gives thanks, The Current is going back in time! Starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, we'll feature a different year each hour throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, all the way to midnight on Sunday, Nov. 29. Tune in to enjoy multiple blasts from the past.
Kurtis Blow, the King of Rap from Harlem U.S.A., is a true hip hop pioneer. In 1981, Kurtis was the first national rapper to be booked in Minneapolis. Kurtis Blow is back in the Twin Cities as the MC of 'Hip Hop Nutcracker,' which has its final show tonight at the Ordway in St. Paul. Sean McPherson and Kurtis Blow sat down for a conversation about hip hop then and now.