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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Pioneering Dj Grandmaster Flash Wins Nobel Prize









Grandmaster Flash has become the first DJ to win the Polar Music Prize, often dubbed the "Nobel Prize For Music".

The prize was founded by Stig Anderson, better known as ABBA's lyricist and manager, in 1989. Previous winners include Led Zeppelin, BB King, Metallica, and Paul McCartney.

Flash, real name Joseph Saddler, accepted the prize from the King of Sweden, saying the award was "in honour of every DJ, every rapper, every graffiti artist, and every breakdancer".

He further commented: "This thing that I did had not existed before, and I am one of many where I come from. It ended up being called hip-hop, taking the drum break from pop, rock, jazz, blues, funk, disco, R+B, and using duplicate copies of records. I would take one section and repeat it over and over again."



Grandmaster Flash is an icon of all proportions to me, of who himself I've heard reference on Evolution Of Hip Hop Pt.1". That a lot of these new turntablism scratch Dj's whether they flail scratch or crab scratch & the many other modern technics used today. "It would be absolutely impossible to do any of these things, without what he created." He goes on to exclaim "they give him no credit!" That's a paraphrase but if anyone needs to hear it straight outta his mouth just search the Netflix episode aforementioned. So when all these new skool Dj's post all these tricks on social media, yet fail to pay any homage to the inventor of crossfader record manipulation. They really don't impress me, for the simple fact of what the great Grandmaster Flash said above. I'm a TruSkool Dj back from the 92 era and we are smart enough to know that there would be no scratch Dj culture at all without the Dj greats like him. 

Salute to one of the greats that inspired me growing up to become a Dj. Love ya Flash!

 The prize money equates to roughly $130,000.

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