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Rap, Rap, Rapping At Top 10’s Door: Kurtis Blow and Company

Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 1981

Twas the night before Christmas and all
through the house...
Hold it, hold it. That’s PLAYED OUT.
Don’t give me all that jive
About things you wrote before I was alive.
This ain’t 1823
Ain’t even 1970.

('Christmas Rapping', Kurtis Blow)

Total word count of piece: 1196


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