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DJ and Hip-Hop Pioneer Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash.
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Grandmaster Flash.

At the dawn of hip hop, he recorded with the Furious Five. Their hits included "The Message" and "White Lines (Don't Do it)."

Nearly three decades ago, Flash created the "Quick Mix Theory," the process of blending one music break with another. (This interview originally aired July 8, 2002.)

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