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Live at the Jazz Cafe
Monday 20th November
The ultimate Hip Hop DJ of all times.
During hip-hop nearly 30-year history, few names have become as well known to music lovers across the globe as that of Grandmaster Flash
Not only is he responsible for inventing the musical genre called Hip Hop but his pioneering use of the turntables make him the first DJ to play the turntables as a musical instrument thus helping to elevate the status of the DJ to a masterful, artistic position.
He is also responsible for assembling one of the earliest and greatest rap groups of all time - The Furious Five
- these are some of the hallmarks of a career which has extended from the Bronx in the early 1970s to all corners of the globe into the 21st century.
Hip-Hop Culture was created in 1971 by three DJs, Flash being one of them, and then, contrary to popular belief, came the graffiti writers and the breakdancers, and the MCs followed much later. Flash recorded the unique sounds he created, and in 1977 began experimenting and collaborating with local MC’s and put together his own group who became known as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Their reputation grew around Flash’s unrivaled DJ skills and the groups blending and trading of lyrics. Flash also gained notice for the visually dynamic and acrobatic way he could spin and scratch records using his feet, toes and elbows.
1981’s The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
was the first record to feature complex cuts and scratches, and introduced the name Grandmaster Flash as their originator. Following the group’s demise, Flash continued to make his mark by releasing solo albums, and was immortalized in Blondie’s hit song of 1980, Rapture "Flash is fast, Flash is cool!"
On September 22, 2005, VH1 honored Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five for their contributions of adding social consciousness to hip hop. Flash was also honored for his contribution to DJ culture in hip hop. This event too was broadcasted and televised around the world.
And to top it all, DJ Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making them the first DJ and rap group to ever be nominated.
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