Grandmaster Flash Net Worth

Grandmaster Flash Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joseph Saddler net worth is
$6 Million

Joseph Saddler Wiki Biography

Joseph Saddler is a Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies-born hip hop recording artist as well as a DJ who is perhaps best known as a member of the legendary hip hop band Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Born on 1 January 1958, Flash is regarded as one of the founding figures of hip hop as the innovations he made in the genre are synchronous even today.

An honorable name in hip-hop and rap, a true innovator of music who is regarded as one of the founding fathers of hip-hop DJ-ing, one might wonder how rich is Flash? As estimated by sources, Flash enjoys a net worth of $6 million as of early 2017, the major source of his income is obviously the music and band that he is known most for, Grand master Flash and the Furious Five. His joint collaboration with rappers such as Kurtis Blow and Lovebug Starski saw him gain immense popularity. His career as a group performer and also his successful solo career has made him a legend in hip hop. Flash’s innovations such as Backspin technique, Punch phrasing and Scratching have now become standard techniques today in DJ-ing.

Grandmaster Flash Net Worth $6 million

Joseph grew up in The Bronx, New York City, USA where he was brought up by his family. Flash attended Samuel Gompers High School where he learned about fixing electronics. His father was a Caribbean and Black American music enthusiast who had a big collection of music record with which Flash was fascinated, and would frequently get in trouble for touching his records, however, his interest in music was noticed early by his family, and he got his very own DJ set when he was still young. His enthusiasm and experimentation led him to develop various beats, and change tracks easily. As disco was out of his reach due to his age during his teenage years, he performed in block parties and used to host his own parties as well.

After forming “The Furious Five” with rapper Kurtis Blow in the mid-70s, the collaboration went on to sign a major label, but his work with Cowboy, Scorpio and Rahim took him to new heights and helped him make music history. The group had successful singles like Freedom, The Message and many more that rhythmically depicting the struggles of inner city residents. In 1984 the group went down due to internal disagreements, after which Flash embarked on his journey as a solo artist. He was able to achieve mainstream success, a feat that many were skeptical about, and every part of his musical journey has been helping Flash to add to his net worth.

His work in music has been honored many a times with several awards; BET Hip Hop award in 2006, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Grammy Awards to name a few. His band was also been added to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of fame in 2007 which is a very prestigious thing for music bands.

Although not much is known about his personal and family life, he has apparently recently married his long-time girlfriend, but there are no details available.

Full NameGrandmaster Flash
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 1, 1958
Place Of BirthBridgetown, Barbados
ProfessionRapper, Disc jockey
EducationSamuel Gompers High School
NationalityAmerican, Barbadian
AwardsBET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award (2006)
AlbumsMessage From Beat Street: Th... (1994), They Said It Couldn't Be Done (1985), The Bridge (Concept of a Culture) (2009), Ba-Dop-Boom-Bang (1987), Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five (1984)
Music GroupsGrandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (1976-present; members: DJ (Grandmaster Flash) and five rappers (Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole, Keith Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, and Rahiem)
NominationsPeabody Award, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2007)
MoviesHip Hop Evolution (2016), Wild Style (1983)
TV ShowsHip-Hop Evolution (since 2016, TV series)
1Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007.

Music Department

The Chris Rock Show1997TV Series musical director - 16 episodes
Wild Style1983Documentary soundtrack performer


The Rack Pack2016performer: "White Lines Don't Do It" - uncredited
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013performer: "White Lines Don't Do It" - as Grandmaster
I Melt with You2011performer: "White Lines Don't Do It"
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Willkommen Österreich2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game "The Message", "Beat Street"
Veronica Mars2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daddy Day Care2003performer: "The Message"
Skate and Destroy1999Video Game performer: "White Lines Don't Do It"
New York Undercover1995-1996TV Series 2 episodes
New Jack City1991producer: "LYRICS 2 THE RHYTHM" / writer: "LYRICS 2 THE RHYTHM" - as J. Saddler
The Freshman1990performer: "NEW YORK, NEW YORK"


Made2001The Spa DJ (uncredited)


Trabanten1984TV Movie


Scratch2001Documentary special thanks - as Grand Master Flash


Hip-Hop Evolution2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hip-Hop Evolution2016DocumentaryHimself
The Man from Mo'Wax2016DocumentaryHimself
Glastonbury 20152015TV SeriesHimself
Spicks and Specks2014TV SeriesHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
House Party2012TV MovieHimself
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHimself
Sample: Not for Sale2012DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Good News Week2010TV SeriesHimself
DJ Hero2009Video GameHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV SeriesHimself
Rock & A Hard Place2008TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2007TV MovieHimself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The (White) Rapper Show2007TV SeriesHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - DJ
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHimself - Honoree
MTV Video Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - DJ
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2004TV Series documentaryHimself
5 Sides of a Coin2003DocumentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Chris Rock Show1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The Big Breakfast1997TV SeriesHimself
Rap: Looking for the Perfect Beat1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself
In the Mix1994TV SeriesHimself
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big Fun in the Big Town1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wild Style1983DocumentaryD.J.
The Tube1982TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Scratch2001DocumentaryHimself (as Grand Master Flash)

Known for movies

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