Age at Death:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
- the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2007 as a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five