In a tragic turn of events, rap veteran and founding memebr of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was sentenced to 16 years behind bars for stabbing a homeless man named John Jolly. He claimed he thought the man was making an unwanted sexual advance and stabbed him with a steak knife. Born Nathanial Glover, he was part of the first generation of rappers, long before rap was mainstream.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said, “Mr. Jolly’s death was devastating to his family and those who knew him.” Glover was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were most well known for 1982’s “The Message” and they first formed back in the 1970s.