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

Author(s): Grandmaster Flash
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Subjects: Rap musicians--United States--Biography
Grandmaster Flash
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Broadway Books, c2008
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: 258 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Authors: Ritz, David
Notes: LCCN: 2007048224
ISBN: 9780767924757
ISBN: 0767924754
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
OCLC Number: 182553032
ISBN/ISSN: 9780767924757