BX Bred: The Bronx's Hip Hop Heavyweights

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  • Fat Joe, D.I.T.C.
  • Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Grandmaster Caz, The Cold Crush Brothers
  • KRS-One
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • Swizz Beatz, Ruff Ryders
  • DJ Kool Herc
  • French Montana, Maybach Music Group, Bad Boy
  • Slick Rick
  • Diamond D, D.I.T.C., KRS-One, Fat Joe
  • Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Terror Squad
  • Big Pun

Grandmaster Flash

The namesake of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Flash was an early hip hop groundbreaker with his DJing techniques, and is considered one of the music's earliest leaders. He and the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.  

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