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Grandmaster Flash

Biography

Given birth to Joseph Saddler, he’s the leader from the influential hiphop group Grandmaster Display as well as the Furious Five and among the pioneers of hiphop DJing. He went to Samuel Gompers senior high school. He is acknowledged using the invention from the initial crossfader, which he created by sourcing parts from a junkyard in the Bronx. He resides in NY. He was inducted in to the rock and roll hall of popularity by Jay-Z, who cited him as an impact.

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Full Name Grandmaster Flash
Date Of Birth January 1, 1958
Place Of Birth Bridgetown, Barbados
Profession Rapper
Nationality American, Barbadian
Awards BET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award
Music Groups Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Nominations Echo Award for Music Video of the Year
Movies Hip Hop Evolution, Wild Style
TV Shows Hip-Hop Evolution
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chris Rock Show1997TV Series musical director - 16 episodes
Wild Style1983Documentary soundtrack performer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rack Pack2016performer: "White Lines Don't Do It" - uncredited
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013performer: "White Lines Don't Do It" - as Grandmaster
I Melt with You2011performer: "White Lines Don't Do It"
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Willkommen Österreich2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game "The Message", "Beat Street"
Veronica Mars2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daddy Day Care2003performer: "The Message"
Skate and Destroy1999Video Game performer: "White Lines Don't Do It"
New York Undercover1995-1996TV Series 2 episodes
New Jack City1991producer: "LYRICS 2 THE RHYTHM" / writer: "LYRICS 2 THE RHYTHM" - as J. Saddler
The Freshman1990performer: "NEW YORK, NEW YORK"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made2001The Spa DJ (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trabanten1984TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scratch2001Documentary special thanks - as Grand Master Flash

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hip-Hop Evolution2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hip-Hop Evolution2016DocumentaryHimself
The Man from Mo'Wax2016DocumentaryHimself
Glastonbury 20152015TV SeriesHimself
Spicks and Specks2014TV SeriesHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
House Party2012TV MovieHimself
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHimself
Sample: Not for Sale2012DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Good News Week2010TV SeriesHimself
DJ Hero2009Video GameHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV SeriesHimself
Rock & A Hard Place2008TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2007TV MovieHimself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The (White) Rapper Show2007TV SeriesHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - DJ
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHimself - Honoree
MTV Video Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - DJ
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2004TV Series documentaryHimself
5 Sides of a Coin2003DocumentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Chris Rock Show1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The Big Breakfast1997TV SeriesHimself
Rap: Looking for the Perfect Beat1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself
In the Mix1994TV SeriesHimself
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big Fun in the Big Town1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wild Style1983DocumentaryD.J.
The Tube1982TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Scratch2001DocumentaryHimself (as Grand Master Flash)

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