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Grandmaster Flash Prevented From Meeting Queen By Security Bosses

2nd June 2014

Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash was left disappointed at his royal performance in 2002 because he was banned from meeting Queen Elizabeth Ii for security reasons.The Message hitmaker DJd at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth...

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Hip-hop Legends To Receive Proclamations From New York City Official

12th March 2014

Hip-hop legends Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow and Grandmaster Flash are set to be honoured by New York City officials.The hitmakers will receive official proclamations from Bronx Councilman Fernando Cabrera on Wednesday (12Mar14). Grandmaster...

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Grandmaster Flash Receives Rockwalk Honour

7th March 2014

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...

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Jude Law Hides Behind Mask At The Box

13th February 2014

Jude Law hid behind a masquerade mask at The Box nightclub's birthday party in London on Wednesday night (12.02.14).The 41-year-old actor donned the gold mask for fun at the exclusive bash to celebrate the nightclub...

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Richard Hawley And Grandmaster Flash Among Camp Bestival 2013 Highlights [Photos]

By Holly Williams | 5th August 2013

Richard Hawley plays one of his many splendid guitars.Camp Bestival 2013 took over the weekend (August 2nd - 4th) at Lulworth Castle in Dorset last week, with some superb live headline and DJ sets each...

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Grandmaster Flash's The Message Tops Hip-hop Songs Poll

6th December 2012

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's rap anthem The Message has topped a new list of the Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.The 1982 smash hit beat out the Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight and Planet...

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Chris Lighty Funeral Draws 50 Cent, Ll Cool J, Russell Simmons

5th September 2012

There was a suitably star-studded line-up assembled for the Chris Lighty funeral in New York today (September 5th) after the founder of management group Violator was found dead in his Bronx apartment last week. Newsday...

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Public Enemy And Dj Shadow To Headline Freeze 2012

29th August 2012

Public Enemy and DJ Shadow will headline the Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival 2012. The hip-hop legends and the dance music pioneer will be the top two attractions at this year's snow sports and music...

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Stephen Colbert's New Festival Sets Sail This Month

1st August 2012

Talk show host Stephen Colbert is looking to make his mark on the festival circuit as he launches 'StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest', set to be held on board the USS Intrepid, at New York City's...

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Stephen Colbert Launches Music Festival Featuring Grandmaster Flash

1st August 2012

Stephen Colbert is set to host his very own music festival this summer. The pretend-Conservative talk show host has announced a n impressive musical line-up for the show, which will take place on August 10,...

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Run Dmc Reform For Festival Show: Their 5 Career Defining Moment

10th July 2012

Legendary rap troupe Run Dmc have announced that they'll be reforming for a festival appearance later this year. The group will be playing Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas that runs between November 2nd...

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America's Got Talent: Whatcha Gonna Do When Burton Crane Spits Lyrics Down On You?

23rd May 2012

Among the usual array of folks who normally get through the rounds during 'America's Got Talent,' was one rather special anomaly - 77 year-old rapper Burton Crane, reports the New York Daily News. A self-styled...

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Grammy Award Nominations, Adele Tipped To Dominate

30th November 2011

Nominations for the Grammy Awards will be revealed tonight in the US (November 30th 2011) with anticipation high as to whose going to make it into the shortlist for the event's 54th award ceremony taking...

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Ross & Common Team Up For Grandmaster Flash Tribute

29th November 2011

Rick Ross, Common and Lupe Fiasco will team up to pay tribute to hip-hop hero Grandmaster Flash at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live in Los Angeles on Wednesday (30Nov11).The trio will perform rap anthem The...

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Grandmaster Flash Axes London Gig

3rd June 2009

Fans of hip-hop pioneer GRANDMASTER FLASH have been left disappointed after the star cancelled a concert in London next week (12Jun09).The rap legend was due to perform at club Matter, in the British capital's O2...

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Flash Honoured With Living Legend Award

28th May 2009

Rap icon GRANDMASTER FLASH will be honoured with the Living Legend prize at the upcoming Urban Music Awards.The Message hitmaker will pick up the tribute at the July (09) bash at the Highline Ballroom, Manhattan...

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Rap Pioneer Boasts Mug Collection

29th April 2009

Rap legend GRANDMASTER FLASH boasts a 5,000-plus mug collection. The Message hitmaker reveals he picks up souvenirs mugs from every state and country he visits and now he houses them in a special storage space. He...

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Surprise Return For Rap Pioneer Flash

5th December 2008

Hip-hop legend GRANDMASTER FLASH is to release his first album of new material in more than 20 years. The DJ, real name Joseph Saddler, has not put out an LP of original songs since 1988's...

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Grandmaster Flash Releases A New Album

5th December 2008

Hip Hop legend GRANDMASTER FLASH is set to release a new album on February 23rd 2009. The record will be titled 'The Bridge: Concept Of A Culture' and features many collaborators including: Busta Rhymes, Snoop...

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Nas Talks Eminem Return

9th October 2008

Rap star NAS has been talking about the imminent return of EMINEM and how much it means to the hip hop genre.The New York rapper said he is anticipating new the re-emergence of the Slim...

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Grandmaster Flash Writes Autobiography

16th May 2008

Hip-hop pioneer GRANDMASTER FLASH is set to become the latest star to release a memoir. The legendary DJ - real name Joseph Saddler - has teamed up with author David Ritz to write The Adventures...

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Grandmaster Flash: 'Hall Of Fame Better Late Than Never'

14th March 2007

Rapper GRANDMASTER FLASH refused to believe he was to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame when he first heard, because he had fallen for two false alarms before. GRANDMASTER FLASH AND...

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R.e.m. Joined By Berry For Hall Of Fame Induction

13th March 2007

Rockers R.E.M. were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York yesterday (12MAR07) - and were joined by original member BILL BERRY. Berry - who left the LOSING MY RELIGION band...

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Richards And Vedder To Induct Hall Of Fame Honorees

2nd March 2007

ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS and PEARL JAM singer EDDIE VEDDER will help induct honorees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 12 March (07). Richards will induct the RONETTES, one week before...

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Melle Mel Planning Wwe Career

24th January 2007

Hip-hop pioneer MELLE MEL is determined to make it big in the ring as a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star, after studying the sport last year (06). The GRANDMASTER FLASH + THE FURIOUS FIVE legend...

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Rem, Patti Smith + Van Halen Set For Hall Of Fame

8th January 2007

REM, PATTI SMITH and VAN HALEN have been named among the Class of 2007 as the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame names its latest inductees. The RONETTES and rap pioneers GRANDMASTER FLASH + THE...

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Stars Ring In A Pure New Year

19th December 2006

NICK LACHEY, GRANDMASTER FLASH, JARED LETO and BRITNEY SPEARS are the eclectic celebrities counting down the end of the year (06) at Las Vegas' Pure nightclub. Actor Leto and rap legend Grandmaster Flash are the...

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Ti Takes Three Bet Hip-hop Awards

13th November 2006

Rapper GRANDMASTER FLASH and TI were the big winners at last night's (12NOV06) first ever BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, Georgia - sharing the limelight and the biggest prizes. Atlanta-based TI was nominated for eight...

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Hall Of Fame Hopefuls Named

30th October 2006

REM, PATTI SMITH and VAN HALEN are among the nine acts on the ballot for the 2007 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. The trio is joined by the newly-reformed THE STOOGES, DAVE CLARK...

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Fascinating Fact 1439

26th April 2006

Hip-hop and R+B mogul JERMAINE DUPRI was once the dancing mascot of the RUN-DMC, WHODINI and GRANDMASTER FLASH tour in the mid-1980s.

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