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  1. A&E Set To Air Biographies On The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, Kanye West & Chance The RapperRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    ... Martin, Tamir Rice, and Michael Brown. A&E is also planning features on Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, and Grandmaster Flash as part of the channel's Biography series.


  2. 'The Get Down' Canceled by Netflix, Won't Get Second SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | /film

    ... The slick, energetic show was infused with Luhrmann's creative stamp as well as the music of rap legends Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow, and Nas. If you're confused over the six new episodes of The Get Down that premiered on Netflix seven months ...


  3. Netflix Just Canceled The Get DownRead the original story

    Yesterday | Refinery 29

    ... rap. Nas served as an executive producer and contributed lyrics for the show , while hip-hop icons like Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow worked with the young cast behind the scenes. And the soundtrack, oh, the soundtrack . The show also marked the ...


  4. Beyonce & Donald Glover Win Peabody Awards for 'Lemonade' and 'Atlanta'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Billboard

    ... Hip-Hop Evolution , which traced the evolution of hip-hop in the 1970s via interviews with such icons as Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Melle Mel, LL Cool J and Run D.M.C. "An entertaining, consummate history of hip-hop music told ...


  5. Coachella Day 1 recap: Father John Misty, the xxRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2017 | USA Today

    ... in line outside and dancing in the air-conditioned Heineken House, where the legendary hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash and the contemporary Bone Thugs N Harmony performed in advance of funk idol George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic on ...


  6. Netflix's The Get Down Makes a Glorious Return to the Birth of HiphopRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | The Stranger

    ... first season was good and featured some interesting story turns, like one of the Get Down crew playing a Grandmaster Flash mixtape at a party without authorization, and the consequences that spurred such a transgression. The burning desire for ...


  7. Composer Elliott Wheeler jams with Grandmaster Flash on 'The Get Down'Read the original story

    Apr 12, 2017 | Inside Film

    ... for the storytelling, so that all of the collaborators we were going to be inviting in from hip hop like Grandmaster Flash and DJ Kool Herc and Kurtis Blow and from disco like Nile Rodgers and Sia and Sandy Gold and Michael Kiwanuka could operate in ...


  8. The Get Down is On the Way UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | ChartAttack

    ... but portrays a number of real-life characters in recurring roles. Hip hop pioneers DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash are portrayed by Eric D. Hill and Mamoudou Athie, respectively. Archival footage and news reports are intercut into each episode, ...


  9. Grandmaster Flash to Macbook Pro DJs: What are you doing? - CNETRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2017 | CNET

    ... like Apple unveils a new laptop, and it brings a DJ up on stage to to mix on a little Touch Bar: If Grandmaster Flash were watching this right now, what would he say? Grandmaster Flash: Mixing with the laptop? Flash: [Long pause] I would say ...


  10. Should You *Really* Pay $600 to See 'Hamilton' in San Francisco?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | KQED

    ... Hamilton is just plain silly. Really. Guys in 18th-century getups shouting "Layyyydies!" and quoting Grandmaster Flash in the same breath as Gilbert & Sullivan? Songs that seem like lectures from your professor? Yeah. Give it until the Schuyler ...


  11. Review: 'Hamilton' opens in SF -- does it live up to the hype?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    ... es in the genius of the score with its shout-outs to everything from "Les Miz" and Gilbert and Sullivan to Grandmaster Flash.


  12. Review: 'Hamilton' opens in SF - does it live up to the hype?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    ... in the genius of the score with its shout-outs to everything from "Les Miz" and Gilbert and Sullivan to Grandmaster Flash. Michael Luwoye burns with gravitas and ambition in the title role of a penniless and illegitimate orphan who rose to the ...


  13. Fourth annual Hip-Hop Week at Siena CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    ... the origins of hip-hop in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. The second year featured a keynote address by Grandmaster Flash, a pioneer of hip-hop culture who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 with his group Furious Five, ...


  14. Gangsta's Paradise: How Rap Became RussianRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | The St. Petersburg Times

    ... standards, "Rap" is an oddity-a weird mixture of Russian and English-language rapping influenced by Grandmaster Flash and interspersed with retro-tinged rock songs. Then, it was ahead of its time. By the start of the 1990s, groups like Bad Balance ...


  15. Essential listening: "The Message" and the rise of socially conscious hip-hopRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    ... capacity to address life on the streets. And those streets, in early '80s New York, were rarely pretty. DJ Grandmaster Flash describes the genesis of his career at a news conference to launch "Hip-Hop Won't Stop: The Beat, The Rhymes, The Life," a ...


  16. Watch the Trailer for Season 2 of Netflix Hip-Hop Drama 'The Get Down'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | Billboard

    ... who is an executive producer of the show (and ghostwriter of the series' iconic original raps). Rap legend Grandmaster Flash served as one of the show's associate producers. In typically glossy Lurhmann fashion, the 15-second trailer is full of what ...


  17. Jay Z's List Of The 15 Best Written Rap Songs Of All Time Is Pretty EpicRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | MTV

    ... of the best hip-hop songs in history (though he humbly didn't include any of his own hits). Pioneers like Grandmaster Flash, N.W.A., and Public Enemy made the cut, as well as some of Jay's most celebrated peers, like Biggie, Tupac, Eminem, Outkast, ...


  18. Alex Trebek rapped on 'Jeopardy!' and it was amazingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    ... his lyrical skills, as he has been in the rap game since 2014, when he read lyrics from the Beastie Boys, Grandmaster Flash and more in a category called "It's a Rap."


  19. Chris Rock Says He Was Jumped Into A Gang and Claims Melle Mel Hated On Hip-Hop Group Public EnemyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 |

    The 51-year-old comedian, who grew up on Decatur Street in Brooklyn, said that he was very influenced by Hip-Hop music in his early days. According to Chris Rock, it was not uncommon for him to mimic pioneering Bronx-bred DJ, Grandmaster flash, since Rock himself "wasn't a gifted rapper."


  20. Woodlands ready to let Freedom singRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | The Times-Tribune

    ... 1,000 show up." Williams, 50, said he pulled many of his influences from the pioneers of hip-hop, such as Grandmaster Flash, while growing up in Queens, New York. By 11, he was rapping in basement parties and caught the hip-hop bug. "When I first ...