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Author Grandmaster Flash.

Title The adventures of Grandmaster Flash : my life, my beats / Grandmaster Flash with David Ritz.

Imprint New York : Broadway Books, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Grandmaster Flash GRA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 258 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 601-635), discography (p. 519-523), and index.
Summary Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, one DJ and five rapping MCs, fomented the musical revolution known as hip hop. In the 1970s Grandmaster Flash pioneered the art of break-beat DJing--the process of remixing and thereby creating a new piece of music by playing vinyl records and turntables as musical instruments. Now the man who paved the way for such artists as Jay-Z, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and 50 Cent tells all--from his early days on the mean streets of the South Bronx, to the heights of hip hop stardom, losing millions on his record label, his downward spiral into cocaine addiction, and his ultimate redemption with the help and love of his family and friends. In this powerful memoir, Flash recounts how music from the streets, much like rock 'n' roll a generation before, became the sound of an era.--From publisher description.
Subject Grandmaster Flash.
Rap musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Ritz, David.
ISBN 9780767924757

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