Kidd Creole of the Furious Five and Grandmaster Flash is arrested and charged with murder for stabbing a homeless man in midtown Manhattan in New York City.
The New York Daily News reports that the 57-year old rapper was born Nathaniel Glover, was arrested today and charged for killing a 55-year old man at the corner of E. 44th St. and Third Ave.
According to reports, Glover was working as a security guard and a handyman in the area and had no run-ins with that individual previously. The stabbing was due to a drunken exchange. Police said the man had multiple stab wounds in his chest. He died at Bellevue Hospital Center.
Legendary Bronx DJ Grandmaster Flash formed the Furious Five after meeting rappers Melle Mel, Cowboy and Kidd Creole in the late 1970s. in associatin with Raheim and Scorpio, the rappers, Grandmaster Flash became the popular hip-hop crews and as it moved from the streets to studios they became the first to get signed to the burgeoning Enjoy receords and they released Superrapin for the first time.
After releasing local hits and Flash’s acclaimed album Grandmaster Flash On the Wheels of Steel, the group broke through with 1982 hit ‘The Message’,a hip-hop classic. Eventually in 1980s the popularity waned and got disbanded, but Flash had a prominent career as musical director and deejay.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. They are the first hip-hop act to be inducted.