Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash

Who is Grandmaster Flash? A Legendary Hip-Hop DJ & Creator of the Backspin.

Full name: Joseph Saddler

Born: January 1, 1958

Place of Birth: Bridgetown, Barbados

Origin: The Bronx, New York

Nicknames (also known as): DJ Grandmaster Flash



Grandmaster Flash was born & raised in the Bronx.

Grandmaster Flash pioneered the Backspin technique (or quick-mix theory), Punch phrasing (or clock theory). He also help innovate the Scratching technique after DJ Grandwizzard Theodore, who invented the scratch.

In the late 1970s, Grandmaster Flash created his group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

In 2007, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first Hip-Hop group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In 2019, Grandmaster Flash won the Polar Music Prize.

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