Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five

Members Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler) b. 1/1/57 Melle Mel (Melvin Glover) b. 5/15/?? Kidd Creole (Nathaniel Glover) b. 2/19/?? Cowboy (Keith Wiggins) b. 9/20/?? d. 9/89 Rahiem (Guy Williams) b. 2/13/?? Mr. Ness aka Scorpio (Eddie Morris) b. 11/12/?? Born in Barbados, Grandmaster Flash is one of the Holy Trinity of Hip Hop. Flash learned the basic art of cutting between records from Kool Herc in the mid-70′s. Along with...

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Grandwizard Theodore and the Fantastic Five

Members Grand Wizard Theodore (Theodore Livingston) Waterbed Kev (Kevin Strong) Master Rob (Robin Strong) Prince Whipper Whip (James Whipper) Ruby Dee (Rubin Garcia) Dot-A-Rock (Darryl Mason) In Grandmaster Flash’s early days, his partner was “Mean Gene” Livingston.  Gene had a younger brother (who together were known as the L Brothers) that used to practice with Flash named Theodore. Theodore eventually went on to...

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DJ Red Alert

DJ Red Alert is a member of the hip hop culture that is known for bringing the music to the people. He began his career as part of the Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation and earned the reputation as a top notch DJ.  At one point in the early 80′s, Red Alert’s equipment was stolen.  Once he was able to get at new setup Bambaataa and other members of the Nation were moving to clubs in Manhattan.  Red Alert continued to...

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Mutant Rockers

This UK based group short lived recording career began and ended in 1985.  They  released on Banquet Records and featured two instrumentals, “Classical Scratch” and “Principles of Scratch”. An interesting side note to the record was a stripped down version of “Principles of Scratch” was included and called “Scratch my Back”  Listeners were invited to add their own vocals and scratches to...

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Marley Marl

MC Shan.  Roxanne Shante.  Heavy D.  Big Daddy Kane.  Biz Markie.  Chaka Kahn.  MC Lyte.  Craig  G.  LL Cool J.  Master Ace.  3rd Bass.  Boogie Down Productions.  En Vogue.  TLC.  Lords of the Underground.  Monie Love.  Shabba Ranks.  Da Youngsters.  Dr. Dre & Ed Lover.  KRS-ONE.  Capone & Noreaga.  The Alkaholiks.  Mic Geronimo.  Eric B. and Rakim.  Fat Joe.  Funkmaster Flex. What do these artists have in common?  They have...

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