40 Years Ago Today – Clap Your Hands Everybody- Kurtis Blow’s “The Breaks” Becomes Rap’s First Gold Single

40 years ago today (8/18/80), Kurtis Blow’s “The Breaks” went Gold, becoming the first rap single certified Gold. The song with the familiar opening line “clap your hands everybody” was from Blow’s self-titled debut album enabling the “musical pioneer of hip hop” to become the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label. Let’s revisit the classic song that never gets old..

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