Grandmaster Flash
Grandmaster Flash
Celebrated Name: Grandmaster Flash
Real Name/Full Name: Joseph saddler
Gender: Male
Age: 66 years old
Birth Date: January 1, 1958
Birth Place: Bridgetown, Barbados
Nationality: American
Height: 1.6m
Weight: 78kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Grandmaster Flash Gay?: No
Profession: Rapper, DJ
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $8 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Grandmaster Flash is a well-known American hip-hop recording artist and Dj. He is considered one of the pioneers of hip-hop djing, cutting scratching and mixing. He has released various debut albums, such as the message released in 1982, the greatest images released in 1984, the source released in 1986, among others. Some of his singles include; supermini in 1979, we don’t work for free in 1984 if you wanna party in 1996 and many more.

Maybe you know about Grandmaster Flash very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Grandmaster Flash’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

On January 1, 1958, joseph saddle was born in Bridgetown, Barbados. His parents later emigrated to the united states from Barbados. Grandmaster was raised in the Bronx, New York City, and attended Samuel Gompers high school, which is a public vocational school, and he learned how to repair electronic equipment. His father was a fan of the Caribbean and African American recording; both his parents played an important role in his interest in music.

In his childhood years, the grandmaster was fascinated by his father’s record collections, and he admitted getting in trouble for touching the records. After he completed high school, Grandmaster became involved in the earliest New York DJ scene attending parties set up by DJ Kool Herc.

Personal Life

Grandmaster flash is single, and no records of his past relationship is available as per now. His parents played in his interest to become a rapper. He was always fascinated with his father’s records collection, as well as his mother’s desire to educate himself in electronics. As a teenager, he experimented with DJ Gear in his bedroom, eventually developing and mastering three innovations that are considered standard djing technique to date.

Grandmaster Flash was inducted into the rock and roll fame in 2007, becoming the first hip hop act to be honored. He released a memoir in 2008 titled, ‘the adventure of grandmaster flash: my life, my beats in which he talks about the origin of his fascinations with scratching records and creating new beats. Flash remixed the single,’’ into the galaxy” by the Australian group in 2008.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on January 1 1958, Grandmaster Flash is 66 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024. His height is 1.6m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


Grandmaster started his career by carefully studying the styles and techniques of earlier DJs such as; Pete Jones, Kool Herc, and grandmaster flower. Such techniques include; backspin technique, which involved short drum brakes, punch phrasing, which involved isolating very short segments of music, typically horn hits, and rthymicaly punching them over the sustained beat using the mixer. The other technique was scratching. After perfecting his skills grandmaster played in parties and collaborated with other artists to release songs.

Some of his debut albums include; the message released in 1982, the source released in 1986, ba-dop-boom-bang in 1987, on the strength in 1988, flash is back in 1998, among many more. He has also released several singles, including; flash to the beat if u wanna party, the adventure of grandmaster flash on the wheels of steel. Grandmaster also appears in the video game DJ Hero as a playable character. Grandmaster was reported to be working on his 12th album in December 2012.  He talks about his evolution in art on a Netflix series titled hip hop evolution.

Awards & Achievements

On awards and achievements grandmaster flash has won several awards such as; urban music award, in 2011 hall of fame for Grandmaster Flash and the furious five single ‘the message,’ in 2009 he won lifetime achievement award, in 2007 he won BET hip hop icon award, and in 2006 he won I am hip hop icon award, 2019 he was awarded Sweden’s polar prize.

Net Worth & Salary of Grandmaster Flash in 2024

Grandmaster Flash Net Worth
Grandmaster Flash Net Worth

As of April 2024, Grandmaster Flash is estimated to have a net worth of $8 million. He has made his wealth through the release of his debut albums and singles. He has also featured on the Netflix series, such as the get down among others. He also appears in the video game DJ Hero, and he hosted a weekly show on Sirius satellite radio. He released a memoir in 2008 titled, the adventures of grandmaster, my life, and my beats.

Grandmaster Flash is one of the popular American hip hop recording artists and is considered one of the pioneers of hip hop djing. He started his career early in his life and has been able to make a name for himself through hard work and dedication.


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