Author, critic, journalist and filmmaker Nelson George has been a cultural documentarian for over four decades. In 1978, while working as a young music journalist, he sat down with a "rapping deejay" named Kurtis Blow. Originally published in New York Amsterdam News, "Rappin' with Kurtis Blow" offers a snapshot of two young men at the forefront of the music genre that has come to dominate the twenty-first century.