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Watch Mary J. Blige, George Clinton, & Grandmaster Flash Join Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” At Glastonbury

Mark Ronson brought out a ton of guests for his performance at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival today, but he really went went for it at the end. He closed with his inescapable smash hit “Uptown Funk,” and although Bruno Mars couldn’t be there, he had Mary J. Blige, Grandmaster Flash, and George Clinton — whom… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 26, 2015 - 8:44 pm

All These Grandmas Are Accidentally Tagging Themselves Grandmaster Flash On Facebook

Grandparents: Gotta love ‘em! Especially when they engage in technological foibles. As Buzzfeed points out, quite a few grandmothers have attempted to tag themselves as “Grandma” on Facebook — an inherent misunderstanding of the tag function on multiple levels — and instead ended up tagging “Grandmaster Flash,” the legendary and influential hip-hop DJ (pictured). Apparently… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 12, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Rolling Stone’s 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time

I swear to Christ, lists like this exist entirely to drive me nuts. Rolling Stone, apparently not done with list season even after unveiling their mesozoic best-albums list, has now dedicated an entire issue to its list of the 50 best hip-hop songs ever. (Not “rap,” because it’s Rolling Stone, durr.) And I know that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012 - 11:03 am

Preview Daft Punk’s DJ Hero

Lately Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have been turning up in new and noteworthy contexts — like going helmetless in clubs. And soundtracking films. But none are as new or noteworthy as their previously reported decision to license their likeness to the careful custodians of likenesses at Activision for the premiere installment of DJMore »

By: Amrit Singh / September 18, 2009 - 10:11 am

DOs & DON’Ts: Inside The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Yesterday afternoon came word from The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame that some seats at Table Van Halen opened up. So we made some calls and got the hookup (thanks, Bono!) to the Waldorf Astoria for this year’s induction ceremony. Sure, the event has gotten lamer over the years, what with the lack of… More »

By: Stereogum / March 13, 2007 - 2:20 pm

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class Of ’81

Congrats to first-time ballot bands R.E.M. and Van Halen: you’re going to Cleveland! The Hall has spoken, choosing those bands — along with Patti Smith, The Ronettes, and Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five — for induction at the March 12th ceremony in NYC’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel. The Dave Clark Five, Chic, Joe Tex didn’t make… More »

By: Stereogum / January 8, 2007 - 12:50 pm