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The Man, The Myth, The Legend That Is GRANDMASTER FLASH!!!
*Globally recognised as the father of the Hip Hop & Rap scenes*
*With group "Famous Five" had the massive hits - "The Message," "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel," and "White Lines (Don't Do It)."*
*Widely seen as the 1st Man to turn a turntable into an instrument*
Friday August 13th 2010 sees an incredibly special guest make his way onto the Orange Rooms decks. There are very few people who we would label as an "icon", but this is certainly one, an unmistakable character, whose contribution to the Hip Hop & Rap scenes is second to none, we are of course talking about the turntable mastermind, GRANDMASTER FLASH.
This is your chance to catch a rare U.K. appearance of one of the most influential people in music in very initimate surroundings. His skills have influenced a generation of DJs, Flash quite literally turned djing into an artform Check out this early tutorial video:
Known as one of the founding fathers of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash was one of rap's earliest technical pioneers; the innovative turntable techniques he experimented with in the 1970s have become synonymous with rap and hip-hop today. His illustrious career spans over 40 years, which has seen him collect countless accolades including Urban Music Awards 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 Inductee, BET Hip Hop Awards 2006, I Am Hip Hop Icon Award, amongst countless others.
Crossing his DJ skills with the lyrical rhymes of the scenes first MCs, 'Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five' was formed in the mid 70's. Their most significant hit was "The Message" (1982), produced by in-house Sugar Hill producer Clifton "Jiggs" Chase. Over the years the group has split and reformed on a number of occasions, but in 2007 were the first hip-hop/rap group inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of fame!!
Today Grandmaster Flash hosts a weekly show on Sirius Satellite Radio (Friday Night Fire with Grandmaster Flash), and has been signed up for the DJ Hero video game, where he is a playable character with his own original mixes created for the game.
Advanced tickets can be purchased from our website, go to https://www.orangerooms.co.uk/southampton/eventstickets/?event=487
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