Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash Talks Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Video

Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj took the web by storm when she unleashed her highly-anticipated music video for “Anaconda.”
The “Baby Got Back” sampled-track had already been the source of some debate but Nicki’s (expectedly) raunchy visuals added fuel to the fire, with some criticizing it for being tacky and having excessive product placement.
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth, DJ and hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash spoke about the video and reflected on Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s original.
Whether you agree with him or not, it’s interesting to hear one of the genre’s founding fathers speak his mind about one of today’s biggest tracks.
Oh, and be sure to watch Nicki’s bootylicious video in case you haven’t seen it yet:

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Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore & Grand Mixer DXT Inducted Into Guitar Center’s RockWalk

Legendary DJs Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore and Grand Mixer DXT were inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk in Hollywood on March 6. The historic ceremony was hosted by DJ Jazzy Jeff and featured speeches by Herbie Hancock, DJ QBert and Biz Markie.
RockWalk is dedicated to honoring artists who’ve made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock, blues and R&B. Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizzard Theodore and Grand Mixer DXT are the first DJ inductees and we were honored to be present at the event.

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