Grandmaster Flash (aka Joseph Saddler) was born in Barbados on New Years day in 1958. His family moved to the Bronx in New York & to this day Flash still resides in the South Bronx.
He became involved in the earliest New York hip-hop scene, attending parties set up by other hip-hop dons like Kool Herc and quickly established himself as a pioneer of this culture developing a number of DJ'ing techniques.
Flash formed a group with five fellow MCs called Grandmaster Flash and the F
urious Five which included DJ Flash, Cowboy, Melle Mel (a.k.a. Melvin Glover), his brother Nathaniel (Kid Creole), Duke Bootee (Ed Fletcher), and Kurtis Blow.
This year (2007) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , becoming the first hip hop/rap artists to do so.
From the old school here is the full length version of “We rap more mellow” by the Younger Generation (aka Grandmaster Flash) released in 1979 on Brass Records.