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Joseph Saddler Born: 1958/01/01
Birth Place: South Bronx, New York
Died: NULL
Years Active: 1970–present

Joseph Saddler was born January 1, 1958 in Bridgetown, Barbados, and is better known by his stage name Grandmaster Flash. He is a hip-hop recording artist and DJ and one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting and mixing. His family left the Caribbean for the Bronx in New York City when he was a child. He spent hours with his father's record collection and dreamed of a career in music. When Flash graduated high school he became involved in the New York DJ scene, honing his skills on the turntable. Grandmaster Flash was influenced by DJs that had come before him, such as Pete Jones, Kool Herc, and Grandmaster Flowers. As a teen, Flash began to experiment with DJing techniques, eventually de...

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