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DJ and Hip-Hop Pioneer Grandmaster Flash: The Fresh Air Interview

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)."

In the 1970s, 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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