6 Persons involved with rap / hip-hop group “Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five”

Cowboy
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Keith Wiggins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Song White Lines. Died from effects of his crack drug addiction. He created the term "Hip Hop" while teasing a friend who had just joined the US Army, by scat singing the words "hip/hop/hip/hop" mimicking the rhythmic cadence of marching soldiers.

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Grandmaster Flash
rapper, dj, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Saddler
Nickname(s):
Biggie Grand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented a DJ-ing device for scratching. Albums Flash is Back, Safety First/Watch Yourself. Group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. The first hip-hop artists in the Rock and Roll Hall.

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Kid Creole
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Nathaniel Glover
Also Known As:
Kidd Creole
Creole
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Melle Mel by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The first hip-hop artists in the Hall.

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Melle Mel
rapper, style, writer, kids

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Glover
Also Known As:
Grandmaster Mele Mel
Mele Mel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Kid Creole by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The first hip-hop artists in the Hall. The first rapper ever to call himself "MC." Children's book The Portal in the Park

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Mr. Ness
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Eddie Morris
Also Known As:
Scorpio
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

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Rahiem
rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Guy Todd Williams
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Groups Funky Four, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

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