Grandmaster Flash 1986 Interview: Origin of MC’ing

January 25, 2010


Class is in session.  In a video flashback from 1986, Grandmaster Flash explains the craft of DJ’ing and the origin of MC’ing while going to work on Bob James’s “Take Me To The Mardi Gras”.

When I started to get busy on the turntables, everybody would just stop dancing and just look like as if I was holding class.

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Mach3Beatz January 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Love this video. That’s science right there for you.

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DJ Vindictiv January 26, 2010 at 7:51 am

This is a classic documentary!
I still have somewhere on vhs tape.
The subtitles are in Dutch…you know what,i’m gonna watch it tonight.

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Don Meech January 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm

This is what Fashawn and Al used throughout The Antidote…. Dope

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Jim February 13, 2010 at 2:57 am

yo! I was 4 years old when they shot this. The message is still one of my fav songs of all time.

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