The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash
My Life, My BeatsBook - 2008
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.
Published: New York : Broadway Books, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: B GRA
Characteristics: 258 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
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