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Grandmaster Flash

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Kool Lady Blue (1998)

Interview by Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton, Rock's Backpages audio, 29 September 1998

Ruza "Kool Lady" Blue talks about moving to New York, working for Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood; getting into club promotion, and meeting Afrika Bambaataa and the Rock Steady Crew; going up to the Bronx and the Disco Fever club; starting her night at Club Negril, then moving to the Roxy; the diversity of the scene; hip hop exploding, and Bam and 'Planet Rock'; the importance of the DJs rather than the MCs; taking Trevor Horn up to the Bronx, and the Rock Steady Crew playing the Royal Variety Performance and meeting the Queen!

File format: mp3; file size: 48.1meg, interview length: 50' 06" sound quality: ***

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Grandmaster Flash: Flash Point

Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 2 March 1985

The Grandmaster Flashes about Melle Mel, Sugar Hill, and his total entertainment concept. Paul Sexton gets the message ...

see also Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five


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