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Trailblazers drop in at The Venue - Derbyshire Times 26 Mar 2018, 9:54 am


Derbyshire Times

Trailblazers drop in at The Venue
Derbyshire Times
After years signed to the same label SugarHill, both acts are reunited for one of Hip Hop's finest moments of the year. Fans are in store for the biggest old school showdown of the year, as SugarHill Gang's Hen Dog, Master Gee and Wonder Mike combine ...

SXSW Music Review: Thank You For Sweating - Austin Chronicle 17 Mar 2018, 4:52 pm


Austin Chronicle

SXSW Music Review: Thank You For Sweating
Austin Chronicle
There weren't any cellphones on the dance floor at Kingdom on Friday night. The absence of that ubiquitous appliance beaming LED light into the club was triumphal. For once, people busied themselves by enjoying the moment, which included dancing to ...

Melle Mel and Other Hip-Hop Pioneers Want Health Insurance for Rappers - The BoomBox 27 Feb 2018, 7:06 pm


The BoomBox

Melle Mel and Other Hip-Hop Pioneers Want Health Insurance for Rappers
The BoomBox
One of the major issues facing rap artists today -- young and old -- is the issue of healthcare. As it stands, many hip-hoppers don't have health insurance or have never even thought about it. This is something that rap veterans like Melle Mel and T LA ...

Slick Rick Set For Australian and European Tours - The Source 25 Feb 2018, 6:30 pm


The Source

Slick Rick Set For Australian and European Tours
The Source
The legendary Grammy-nominated, hip-hop icon Slick Rick is touring Australia next month for the very first time playing all major capital cities, supported by a select group of talented locals including Def Wish Cast, DJ J-Red, DJ Peril, Alerts and Gaz ...

Classic hip hop advances the borough's cultural perspective - Bronx Times 21 Feb 2018, 10:41 am


Bronx Times

Classic hip hop advances the borough's cultural perspective
Bronx Times
“This is where it was born, here in the Bronx,” said Grandmaster Caz, great friend to Melle Mel and fellow hip hop pioneer. “Hip hop didn't invent anything, it reinvented everything, it's our reinterpretation of poetic energy,” he added. Caz, who also ...

A Toast to Grandmaster Flash: Hip-hop Pioneer, Turntable Wizard and Superhero DJ - Daily Beast 13 Jan 2018, 3:56 am


Daily Beast

A Toast to Grandmaster Flash: Hip-hop Pioneer, Turntable Wizard and Superhero DJ
Daily Beast
Soon Flash recruited former B-boys, brothers Melvin “Melle Mel” and Nathaniel “Kid Creole” Glover. With Cowboy, they became The 3 MCs; Melle Mel in particular would revolutionize the way emcees approached rhymes. As opposed to just the slick toasting ...

Negron's Impact: Melle Mel – The Elvis Presley of Rap - NY Sports Day 21 Nov 2017, 4:49 pm


NY Sports Day

Negron's Impact: Melle Mel – The Elvis Presley of Rap
NY Sports Day
“It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under.” These are some of the lyrics to the song “The message.” “The message” is one of the most famous and powerful rap songs of all time, done by Bronx born Melvin Glover, better ...

Behind The Scenes: Rap Legends Come Out to The Art Of Rap at Kings Theater in Brooklyn - The Source 6 Nov 2017, 5:53 am


The Source

Behind The Scenes: Rap Legends Come Out to The Art Of Rap at Kings Theater in Brooklyn
The Source
November 4th, Kings Theater hosted the Art of Rap concert showcasing some of Hip-Hops legends. Brooklyn's own Big Daddy Kane and Strong Island's god-emcee, Rakim touched the stage and created pure magic. But they weren't the only show stoppers: Raekwon ...

Eminem's freestyle rap reminiscent of NYC's greats - WABC-TV 11 Oct 2017, 4:30 pm


WABC-TV

Eminem's freestyle rap reminiscent of NYC's greats
WABC-TV
Grandmaster Flash/Melle Mel, Public Enemy, Nas are hip-hop artists who brought messages of social change to their rhymes. The artists used their platform to raise awareness of everyday life in their world. They chronicled the good and bad. The light ...

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Food & Wine Festival Celebrates 'Hip Hop For Hunger' - Bronx Times 29 Sep 2017, 9:49 am


Bronx Times

Food & Wine Festival Celebrates 'Hip Hop For Hunger'
Bronx Times
... nYc the Bronx Food and Wine Festival, Windows of Hip Hop and Aval and Co Runway Production celebrated 'Hip Hop for Hunger' on Saturday, September 16 at the historic Andrew Freedman Home. Hosted by hip hop legends Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz and ...

Melle Mel Bio


American hip-hop musician and member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five

May 15, 1962, (56 years old)

http://grandmastermelemel.com/

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