Turntable genius: Watch a young Grandmaster Flash ride the Wheels of Steel, 1986


 
In this fantastic excerpt from the legendary Dutch TV documentary about old school hip hop, Big Fun In The Big Town, a young Grandmaster Flash displays his “turntabilism” techniques—“backspin” “punch phrasing” and “scratching”—for the camera.
 

 
And while I have your attention, remember this amazing Grandmaster Flash song from his 1985 gold album, They Said It Couldn’t Be Done? “Larry’s Dance Theme” was Flash’s tribute to dancer Larry Love, king of the “Electric Boogie.”

If your name is Larry, you need to make this the ringtone on your cell phone, like, now…
 

 
The original classic “The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel” was recorded live. Holy shit. Keep that in mind as you listen.
 

Posted by Richard Metzger

 

 

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