Rappers Ice T, Grandmaster Flash And Kurtis Blow Have Paid Tribute To Pioneering Hip-hop Musician Kool Dj Aj, Who Passed Away On Wednesday (09sep15).
Blow, who frequently collaborated with the DJ in the 1970s and 1980s, announced the sad news on Twitter.com on Wednesday.
In a message on the social media site, he wrote, "RIP to my DJ and friend Kool DJ AJ!!!!"
Ice T added, "RIP DJ AJ. Hip Hop Legend!"
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Rap Pioneer Grandmaster Flash Lost His Treasured Collection Of Vinyl Records When His Car Was Stolen In A Valet Parking Mix-up Earlier This Month (Jul15).
The hip-hop star's car disappeared in New York City after a parking garage attendant accidentally gave the keys to another man, and the 57 year old has now revealed the Dodge Charger contained three crates of irreplaceable records.
Grandmaster Flash, who had parked up while visiting a record store in Manhattan, is now considering suing the garage over the incident.
He tells BBC Radio 4's Today programme, "Records that I collected 40 years ago, some of my old breakbeats. How do you replace that? I've had to hire an attorney, who says we are going to have to go after the garage... I came back (from the store) and I proceeded to have the same guy who gave me the same ticket two hours ago and his eyes went as big as saucers and he says to me, 'I've given your car to the wrong person. He looked like you!'"
In one of the week’s most bizarre stories, Grandmaster Flash is now car-less thanks to a parking attendant.
Hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash has been left without his beloved Dodge Charger after a parking attendant handed over the car’s keys to a man they thought was the rapper. New York City police are said to be now investigating the incident which took place in a Manhattan parking garage on Thursday.
Grandmaster Flash is without his car thanks to a parking attendant mix-up.
The rapper vented his frustrations on Instagram telling fans, ‘The attendant gave my Whip to somebody that was Dressed like me minus the PUMAS if he knew that much of kicks WHY did he give the car up--- dude Had NO ID had NO Stub WTH.’
Rap Pioneer Grandmaster Flash Is On The Hunt For His Beloved Motor After A Dopey Valet Handed The Keys Over To A Car Thief.
The Message hitmaker parked his Dodge Charger, nicknamed The Ghost, in a New York City lot last week (16Jul15) and gave the keys to the vehicle to the parking attendant in charge.
When he returned to pick up the car, it was gone - and the valet had to explain he'd given the keys to another man.
Police were called and Flash gave the officers a stolen car report.
Continue reading: Grandmaster Flash Caught Up In Bizarre Car Theft
There's a lot to look forward for Wireless' 10th anniversary event.
New Look Wireless Festival is returning to Finsbury Park, following last year's success at the North London venue, celebrating its 10th birthday this year. The 2015 line-up is set to be the biggest yet with headliners Drake, Avicii and David Guetta playing to the 40,000 a day capacity festival.
For the first time, Wireless festival goers expect to see karaoke, a tone 'n' tweak area and plenty of choice in the food court. In celebration of their 10th birthday though, here are Wireless' best acts to see across the line up from this weekend.
Producer And Hitmaker Mark Ronson Was Joined By Grandmaster Flash, Mary J. Blige And George Clinton As He Performed His Smash-hit Uptown Funk At The Glastonbury Festival On Friday (26jun15).
Hip-hop Pioneer Grandmaster Flash Has Signed On As An Executive Producer Of Baz Luhrmann's New Musical Tv Series The Get Down.
The Message hitmaker will be contributing to the period drama about a group of talented teenagers from the South Bronx, New York, and Luhrmann insists it's a huge coup.
He says, "I can't tell you just how much joy and great spirit we are getting from working with some of the founding fathers of the (hip-hop) form. Not only in music, dance and graffiti but the culture of the time in general. The whole team is absolutely thrilled to have Grandmaster Flash on board."
The rap icon, real name Joseph Saddler, is also serving as an adviser to newcomer Mamoudou Athie, who is portraying a character called Grandmaster Flash in the series.
Dan Marino, John Footy Kross, Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash - 14th Annual Footys Bubbles And Bones Gala at Westin Diplomat at Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa - Hollywood, Florida, United States - Saturday 25th October 2014
The Message hitmaker DJd at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England and he was hoping for a brief audience with Britain's monarch after the show.
However, the star flew back home to New York disappointed after he was prevented from speaking with the queen by the royal security detail.
Continue reading: Grandmaster Flash Prevented From Meeting Queen By Security Bosses
The hitmakers will receive official proclamations from Bronx Councilman Fernando Cabrera on Wednesday (12Mar14).
Grandmaster Flash's sidekick Melle Mel will also be feted and Pete 'Dj' Jones, who died in January (14), will receive a posthumous honour.
Continue reading: Hip-hop Legends To Receive Proclamations From New York City Official
Grandmaster Flash has become the first Dj to be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk.
The Message hitmaker, Grand Wizzard Theodore and Grand Mixer Dxt added their handprints and cement signatures outside Sunset Boulevard's Guitar Centre on Thursday (06Mar14).
Flash, real name Joseph Sadler, led the Furious Five, and Grand Wizzard Theodore, aka Theodore Livingston, pioneered scratching.
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