Happy Burfday!: Grandmaster Flash

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It’s Grandmaster Flash’s Burfday Today!

Joseph Saddler AKA Grandmaster Flash is a hip hop recording artist and DJ. He is one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJ-ing, cutting, and mixing. He has been credited with the invention of the first crossfader by sourcing parts from a junkyard in the Bronx. It was initially an on/off toggle switch from an old microphone that he transformed into a left/right switch which allowed him to switch from one turntable to another, thereby avoiding a break in the music.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, becoming the first hip hop/rap artists to be so honored.

Happy Burfday Grandmaster Flash!

 

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