Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash is a popular DJ with high expertise in mixing and scratching music. He is well known for being a rapper, and a recording artist. Some of his top music genres are the hip hop music and the rock music. His outstanding artistic skills that made him popular and triggered a life changing career direction for his music was the hip hop music released in 2007. The new version of the hip hop music was inducted in the Furious Five and the Grandmaster Flash that was a hit and highly popular for years.

His musical success could be linked to his desire for music at an early age. Grandmaster Flash’s circle was of musician who positively impacted his musical lifestyle that resulted in a life transforming musical career for him.

Grandmaster Flash is a focused individual who has concentrated to better his musical career. As at the moment, Grandmaster Flash is neither dating nor married. Grandmaster Flash is still single and has no child.

Well, how well do you know about Grandmaster Flash? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Grandmaster Flash’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Grandmaster Flash to date.

Biography and Early Life

Grandmaster Flash was born in Barbados Island on 1st January 1958. He was raised in America after his family relocated to New York City in Bronx. Grandmaster Flash’s father was a musician who was inspired his son’s interests in music. His father was a fun of African American and Caribbean recordings. In fact, Grandmaster Flash duplicated his father’s music which he found fascinating and used to entertain his peers, and family friends.

On the contrary, Grandmaster Flash mother was in love with sciences. She really wanted his son to do electronics and could go extra mile to teach his son basic electronics. Unfortunately, Grandmaster Flash interest was to follow his father’s footsteps to becoming a professional musician artist. However, his electronics knowledge help him as a DJ as he could easily repair his malfunctioning musical instruments.

Grandmaster Flash loved music from a tender age. He used to go for parties and he actively engaged in setting up some musical instruments in the few places he was known. He was also an active member of the New York DJ scene, the Queensbridge where he interacted with other DJs.

Grandmaster Flash claims that DJ Kool Herc, one of the DJs in New York, could be linked to his career success as he used to give him a chance to actively participate in live musical parties the DJ was invited. Learning from emulating the experts, Grandmaster Flash claims that his DJ profession was also influenced by Pete Jones and Kool Herc.

He used to duplicate the two DJ’s turnables and single records from his mentors and went to emulate the art. In addition, through learning from his mentors, Grandmaster Flash was able to master key DJ skills such as punch phrasing, backspin technique, horn hits, and the rhythm using the mixer.

Grandmaster Flash’ bedroom was a complete set up of a DJ studio with some of the instruments being improvised since he couldn’t afford everything. However, he was able to master at least 3 DJ skills from his bedroom set up.

During his teen life, Grandmaster Flash engaged in substance abuse. He has used cocaine drugs until he became addicted. His drug addiction was a threat to his music career. However, he was able to overcome his addiction and came back on track for the betterment of his musical career.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Grandmaster Flash in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Grandmaster Flash’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 1 January 1958. Though, he is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.


Having noticed from a tender age that Grandmaster Flash’s passion was music, Grandmaster Flash parents helped him acquire the much-needed knowledge to enhance his musical expertise. Grandmaster Flash was enrolled to Samuel Gompers High School in New York by his mother who wanted him to learn more about electronics and its repair. It was in high school that Grandmaster Flash learnt how to repair basic electronics used in the musical field.

Having a father who is a musician at home made it easy for him to learn some techniques about music. However, sometimes he would get into trouble with his father since he could mess up his recordings once in a while. Grandmaster Flash used to copy interesting staff from his father’s recordings and did experiments with them by entertaining family and friends.

It was after completing high school that Grandmaster Flash started going out publicly as a musician through his involvement with the New York DJ scenes.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Grandmaster Flash’ personal life is much secretive to the public. Little is known about him other than his career life. Grandmaster Flash does not have a girlfriend. Besides, he is neither dating nor married. Grandmaster Flash is single and has no children.

He has concentrated much of his time and energy focusing on his career. As a result, Grandmaster Flash is an outstanding DJ who has won several awards for his expertise as a musician.

Is Grandmaster Flash Gay?

Sexual orientation of Grandmaster Flash is unknown. It is because Grandmaster Flash is focused in developing his career that he has not displayed publicly his interest in love relationship issues. Grandmaster Flash has neither a girlfriend nor a wife. As a result, Grandmaster Flash has no children of his own.

Although some rumours insinuate that Grandmaster Flash could be bisexual or gay, but the allegations remain unconfirmed to date.

Professional Career

Grandmaster Flash career has been built through successful DJs collaborations. He first became publicly known in 1977 when he collaborated with Kurtis Blow for a major label. Thereafter, his outstanding performance made connections to other DJs much easy.

Grandmaster Flash has worked with Guy Williams popularly known as Rahiem, Eddie Morris popularly known as Scorpio, and Melvin Glover popularly known as Mell Mel, at different occasions. As a result, Grandmaster Flash popularity increased.

Grandmaster Flash popularity hit came about in 2007 where his collaborators and him formed the groups known as the Furious Five and the Grandmaster Flash. The groups performed various new and modified versions of rap music records. The main instruments used for the rap music were the turntables.

Later, the incorporation of the Grandmaster Flash into hip hop music was a career changing for Grandmaster Flash. People were in love with the new blend of rap music and hence the Grandmaster Flash fame increased.

Grandmaster Flash’s team released their own original music titled ‘Superrappin’, and ‘Freedom’ in 1979 that was a hit. The two music was poplar between 1980 and 1983. Later, singles music were released. Some of Grandmaster Flash’s popular singles include; ‘The Message’, ‘The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash’, and ‘They Said It Couldn’t Be Done.’

Grandmaster Flash’s team collaboration success could be linked to having Grandmaster Flash as part of the team, since he was the famous and popular of them all.

Other than engaging in rapping and being a DJ, Grandmaster Flash has been a music director of the Chris Rock Show. Also, Grandmaster Flash hosted a ‘Super Bad’ radio show.


  • In 2019, Grandmasterwon the Sweden’s Polar Award prize
  • In 2011, Hall of Fame Awards GrandmasterFlash for the release of top hits the ‘The Message’, and ‘The Grandmaster Flash’
  • In 2009, Grandmaster Flash received the Lifetime Achievement Award
  • In 2007, Grandmaster Flash won the Hip Hop Icon Award for ‘BET’
  • In 2006, Grandmaster Flash won the Hip Hop Icon Award

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Grandmaster Flash in 2021

As of 2021, Grandmaster Flash net worth is $8 million. His hard work and dedication in his music career has significantly enhanced his earnings. Most of his earnings has been contributed from earnings obtained from his job as a DJ followed by his hip-hop music.

Grandmaster Flash skilful performance has won him several awards that came with extra earnings. Besides, Grandmaster Flash has been outgoing and well-paid to engage people in events and parties through his music.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Grandmaster Flash has ever been a cocaine addict but he later managed to overcome the addition amidst challenges to continue his music career.

Grandmaster Flash expertism in music has made him a celebrity. He is well known for the hip hop music incorporated in the ‘Grandmaster Flash’ and ‘Furious Five’. His musical career earning has given him a significant net worth. However, he has not yet established a love relationship. Therefore, Grandmaster Flash is single and has no children.


Facts of Joseph Saddler

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJoseph Saddler
  • birthplaceBarbados Island, Barbados
  • Date of Birth January 01, 1958
  • Age 65 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Topaz
  • Lucky Color Brown
  • Best Match for Marriage Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
  • nationalityBarbados
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$8 million
  • professionDJ, Rapper, Recording Artist, Music Director
  • weightIn Kilograms – 78 Kg, In Pounds – 172 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 160 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
  • hair colorN/A
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolSamuel Gompers High School, New York

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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