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Grandmaster Flash was born on January 1


Legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash touched down on planet Earth as Joseph Saddler on New Year's Day 1958. He came up in the Golden Era of and got his start out of The Bronx. He is Bajan in descent and he connected with fellow immigrant to help spread the early gospel of hip-hop at house and block parties across NYC. He's credited with originating the backspin.

and were a notorious crew of rappers that rose to prominence as culture garnered more attention. Flash persevered and has continued to move crowds as a predecessor of everything we know about hip-hop culture. His legacy was depicted as a character in the The Get Down.

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