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Grand Master Flash on the Secret of his Success

DJ and hip-hop forefather Grand Master Flash broke out more than 20 years ago with hits that included "The Message" and "White Lines (Don't Do it)."

Part of his success came out of his "Quick Mix Theory," the process of blending one music break with another.

Rebroadcast from July 8, 2002.


DJ and Hip Hop forefather Grandmaster Flash

DJ and hip hop forefather Grandmaster Flash. At the dawn of hip hop, he recorded with the Furious Five. Their hits included "The Message" and "White Lines (Don't Do it)". Nearly 3 decades ago, Flash created the 'Quick Mix Theory,' the process of blending one music break with another. His chose the songs for the new CD, Essential Mix: Classic Edition. It includes a collection of 70s and 80s dance songs.

Grandmaster Flash speaking at a Hip Hop history event at the Smithsonian

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