Spike Lee, Q-Tip, Grandmaster Flash Announce NYC as Host of 60th Grammys

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

This week, the Recording Academy announced New York City as the host city for the 2018 Grammy awards ceremony, which will mark the 60th anniversary of the biggest awards in the music business. To go along with the announcement, Spike Lee created this short called “NY Stories” which features an array of legendary New York artists highlighting historic locales throughout the 5 boroughs that hold a special place in the history of modern recorded music. Q-Tip appears in front of A Tribe Called Quest’s alma mater Murry Bergtraum High School and Joan Jett shouts out the John Varvatos store that used to be CBGB’s, while both Queensbridge and Marcy projects also get mentions.

The 60th Grammys will be broadcast from Madison Square Garden on January 18, 2018.

Previously: A Tribe Called Quest – Dis Generation (Video)

Rolling Stone Names the 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Here’s a new list for you to dissect and argue over. In their new issue, Rolling Stone gives us The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time. The list reads pretty much as you would expect it to (first and second place go to Grandmaster Flash for “The Message” and The Sugarhill Gang for “Rapper’s Delight” respectively), but I was happy to see the Geto Boys “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” and N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” at the number 5 and 9 spots.

As you can see above, Biggie, Pac, Em and Jay split the covers.

Read the full list, including an intro by ?uestlove, here.

Pic courtesy jjmonster

Previously: Where I’m From (Jay-Z Barclays Concert Documentary)

Video: Masta Ace Interview w/ Media Gasface

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

In Canarsie, Brooklyn, Masta Ace is better known by the kids as Coach Ace.
Almost all of them rap, but have no idea their head-coach is one of the best who ever did it… They’ll get a pass, tho : they weren’t even born the day Marley Marl gave Ace a ticket into the legend by lettin him in his mother’s apartment in Queensbridge…
Right here, the Masta finally tells the world how a guy from Brownsville ended up in the legendary Juice Crew, how he hooked up with Marley Marl, Shan, and Craig G the same day Kool G Rap recorded his 1st track ever.


Video: Grandmaster Flash on Where DJing Got Its Start Pt. 2

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

My First Big Park
Browns Place in the Bronx is where I, Grandmaster Flash continued to develop the turntable science. I would host parties in the room connected to my apartment. Right around the corner on Alexander Avenue is where I played my first big park, 54 Park!

Previously: Grandmaster Flash on Where DJing Got Its Start (Video)

Video: Grandmaster Flash on Where DJing Got Its Start

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

The weirdest shit about my day today was waking up to an e-mail from this Grandmaster Flash…

Whaaaat’s up! I’ve just released my first video detailing my humble beginnings and where the DJ science of using the turntables as an instrument was created!

This is part one of my tour of where I grew up in the Bronx and my process in creating the turntable science. Journalists get it correct, the dawn of Hip Hop was in the 70’s!!!

Stay tuned, there will be more videos on the way. Just trying to set the record straight for journalists and hip hop historians who aren’t getting it right!!!

Previously: DJ Hero x Grandmaster Flash (Video)

Video: Grandmaster Flash on A-List Radio

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Flash drops by the “Rotten Apple Chicks” Show and discusses his new album and single.

Previously: Grandmaster Flash ft. Red Cafe, Snoop Dogg & Lynn Carter – Swagger

Video: Grandmaster Flash ft. Red Cafe, Snoop Dogg & Lynn Carter – Swagger

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Off his new album The Bridge.

Previously: Grandmaster Flash ft. Busta Rhymes – Bounce Back

Video: Grandmaster Flash The Bridge EPK

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Props to Khal for uploading so I didn’t have to.