Stony Brook, NY - January 6, 2016 - Hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow will be Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on The Sounds of Film Show on WUSB 90.1 FM. They will be discussing his upcoming induction into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame in April. Kurtis Blow is well known for his classic songs "Christmas Rappin'," "The Breaks," "Basketball," and "If I Ruled the World." He was the first commercially successful rapper who was signed to a major record deal. Throughout his career, he released 15 albums. He also starred in the popular film, Krush Groove, with RUN-D.M.C. Shelia E., and the Fat Boys. In 2014, he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Kurtis Blow said, "The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Induction is a blessing, and it is an honor to share the stage with other artists like Afrika Bambaataa and Whodini."
Also interviewed on the program is Ludwig Goransson, composer of Creed. His original score to the new Rocky film was just announced as the runner-up for Best Original Score at the Boston Society of Film Critics 2015 Awards.
Creed, has received both enormous critical acclaim and box success. Ludwig’s score includes both orchestral and hip-hop music and at times he is able to combine the two genres in an incredibly unique way. He has made a name for himself in the music industry as the producer for hip-hop artist Childish Gambino’s albums, in addition to artists including HAIM, Chance the Rapper, and ZZ Ward. Goransson also wrote the original songs on the film’s soundtrack recorded by Creed co-star Tessa Thompson, Childish Gambino, and Vince Staples.
The Sounds of Film is the nation's longest-running film-themed radio show. For over 28 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live at wusb.fm. Recent guests include Public Enemy's Chuck D., Michael Moore, author Chris Hedges, Wallace Shawn, William H. Macy, director Hal Hartley, Congressman Steve Israel and Cicely Tyson.