Grandmaster Flash is a renowned rap DJ pioneer as well as a hip-hop recording artist who was one of the members of the groundbreaking hip-hop group. The popularity of the Rock and Roll Hall was inducted in 2007 on the Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five which was the first hip-hop act to be honored. He has been known to pioneer the hip-hop DJing, mixing, scratching as well as cutting. To know more about the net worth of Grandmaster Flash in 2019, keep reading this article.
Early Life & Biography
Grandmaster Flash was born on 1st January in the year 1958 with his full birth name being Joseph Saddler. He was born in Bridgetown, Barbados. He got raised up in the Bronx after his family migrated to the United States. He got much participation in the Queensbridge, New York DJ scene through going to parties and used to set up early luminaries.
He also got much of his inspiration from Kool Herc and Pete Jones through which he used duplicate copies of the single record as well as two turntables. He got much of his interest from his parents through which he got much fascination through his father’s record collection. In addition to this, his mother had much desired in educating him on electronics.
Not much is known of his personal life as he has kept his personal life very secretive.
Career, Awards & Nominations
On commencing his career, he first collaborated with a rapper known as Kurtis Blow in 1977 who signed up with a major label. He additionally worked with others such as Melvin Glover “Melle Mel,” Eddie Morris “Scorpio” as well as Guy Williams “Rahiem” who made his career shoot at his initial age. They had a group which was known as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five which brought in a new way of rap through the new sound in which records and turntables were the instruments used.
They then released their first record in 1979 known as Superrappin followed by ‘Freedom’ which was a great success. This group gained much popularity between 1980 and 1983 in which ten of their records were in the charts. They released singles such as ‘The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel’ as well as ‘The Message.’
Flash contributed highly to the group’s success through which he was the first to mix two records without losing a beat. Grandmaster Flash also released his solo record such as ‘They Said It Couldn’t be Done’ as well as The Official Adventures of Grandmaster Flash. He has also been a music director in the Chris Rock Show aired in HBO as well as a DJ. He has additionally hosted a radio show known as Super Bad.
Net Worth & Earnings
Grandmaster Flash has an estimated net worth of $7 million. This comes from his successful career from which he has made many fortunes which have given him much success. This is through working on his career as a DJ as well as a hip-hop artist among other such hosting a radio show and being a music director.
Grandmaster Flash faced a very challenging early childhood; he managed to follow his interest and get much success from it. He has once battled cocaine addiction giving him much success.