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Rapper Kurtis Blow cited for marijuana possession at LAX

Kurtisblow Rapper-producer Kurtis Blow was cited this week at Los Angeles International Airport for possession of marijuana.

Authorities would not say whether the marijuana was found during a body scan or pat-down Thursday at 5:45 a.m. as Blow was undergoing a TSA security screening at Terminal 7, said Los Angeles airport police.

Walker was cited for misdemeanor possession of less than 29 grams of marijuana and released, according to Police Department spokesman Albert Rodriguez.

Blow tweeted Thursday on Twitter: “What is this bout me being busted for weed at the airport? Not true. Isn't weed legal in California?"

He tweeted Friday that he had more than 500 Twitter followers. “I wonder why...” Blow wrote.

Blow became the first major rapper to be signed by a big label in 1979 at age 20. His album "Christmas Rappin" sold more than 400,000 copies. "Breaks," a catchy, philosophical rap, sold 600,000 copies and ensured his place in history as one of the first commercially successful rap artists.

Blow was also behind rap hits by The Fat Boys and Run DMC.


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Photo: Kurtis Blow in 1995. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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Hey, Kurtis Blow. Read the newspaper or something man. Since you have so many hits & sales, I'm sure you can afford a TV and flip it to the news to see what's going on around you. Prop 19 didn't pass, so the weed you had on is considered illegal. Just goes to show ignorance is bliss.

29 grams is a gram over an ounce, right? Isn't it only an ounce that is de facto legal in California?

Who? Never heard of him. And what kind of dummy thinks that pot is legal in thisstate?

Never heard of him.

The 'lame duck' Governor of California, Arnold Schwartzenegger, under intense pressure by the Federal government to stop the passage of Proposition 19, signed a law that starting on Jan. 1st, 2011, possession of less than an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana, will be an infraction and not a crime. Our great governator had to decriminalize the possession of marijuana in order to take the wind out of the sails of full legalization because if Prop. 19 passed, a wide variety of 'law enforcement' bureaucracies would not get the $15 billion dollars a year in Federal bribe money to enforce the insane Prohibition. Blow should have waited a month to blow on the pipe.

Aw come on you youngsters, this guy was the founder of Rap Music in this Country, learn your history

I can still hear this music like it was yesterday as I was polishing my 1984 Metallic Blue Camaro IROC Z with the JENSEN sound system and my Tancredi TE 200 AMP Booster

, " Im Curtis Blow AND i want you to know that these are the BREAKSSSS , break it up break it up break it up.....

"Never heard of him", yikes.

Run a wikipedia on the man. He's not the first rapper, but the first to bring rap to mainstream America.

He may not know the arcane laws on weed, but the man had more rumps shakin than Wreckx-N-Effect. Nevermind.

Suffice to say pop culture did exist before 1995.

@ kgoddess What kind of dummies never heard of Kurtis Blow? Either your still a teenager or you're 50 or older. Either way if you love music you'd have heard of him.

Leave the guy alone, it's just weed for pete's sake. It'll be legal all across america in years to come.

ahhhh, just another so called "celebrity" dope user that's all.

ja ja ja. what a moron, but then he is a rapper? same thing.

basketball is my favorite sport
i love the way they dribble up n down the court

TSA enforces FEDERAL laws, not state ones, idiots.

I am sure he had his prescription, California it is pretty much legal, they usually don't even ticket people, it was probably a new cop, and he's learning now with the amount of paper work he had to file for the small amount he found.

anyways people are always saying that pot is a bad drug, well here a really good musician is caught with his green medication and labeled a bad person. thank you news people for reporting this because i just went out and bought some kurtis blow cds,


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