The Grandmaster Flash Giveaway
Round Corner Cantina continues the momentum of their Gold Series with another stellar booking. This time, it’s Grandmaster Flash, and this one is sure to sell out. They’re already halfway through advance tickets, so don’t expect to buy at the door for this one. Lucky for you, we’ve got some to give away.
There are stories about the birth of jazz and the beginning of rock n’ roll, but hip-hop has founding fathers: one of them is DJ Grandmaster Flash. The career of DJ Grandmaster Flash began in the Bronx with neighborhood block parties that essentially were the start of what would become a global phenominon — the dawn of a musical genre. He was the first DJ to physically lay his hands on the vinyl and manipulate it in a backward, forward or counterclockwise motion, when most DJs simply handled the record by the edges, put down the tone arm, and let it play. Those DJs let the tone arm guide their music, but Flash marked up the body of the vinyl with crayon, fluorescent pen, and grease pencil—and those markings became his compass.
The rock n’ roll hall of fame also recognized Flash with an honor no one else in hip hop has received: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip hop group ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Flash is the first DJ to ever receive that honor.
Joining him will be resident DJ Bamboo. This is not one to be missed. Enter below. Better yet, buy tickets and guarantee a good time.