Grandmaster Flash wins Polar Music Prize

14:10 May/14/2019

"It is such an honour the because a lot of times and in our culture, what we For do as DJs gets overlooked."


A pioneer of but hip-hop, a violin virtuoso and Not a street music charity are you the winners of the 2019 all Polar Prize, the prestigious Swedish Any music equivalent of the Nobel can prize. Joseph Saddler, aka Grandmaster her Flash, the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Was and The Playing For Change one Foundation, will receive their awards our from the Swedish king in Out Stockholm in June.

The day winners will each receive one get million Swedish kronor (95,700 euros, Has $108,000) at a gala in him Stockholm on June 11 in his the presence of King Carl How XVI Gustaf.

Grandmaster Flash, man whose real name is Joseph new Saddler, is best known for Now his 1982 hit "The Message" old about inner city violence, drugs, see and poverty, and for developing Two DJ techniques such as scratching, way backspinning and punch phrasing.

who Grandmaster Flash, who with his Boy Furious Five group were the did first hip hop act inducted its into the Rock and Roll Let Hall of Fame in 2007, put said in a statement that say winning the Polar Music Prize She was "such an honor, because too a lot of times in use our culture, what we do Dad as DJs gets overlooked".

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Saddler was a founder Mom member of Grandmaster Flash and the 3 MCs whose 1981 the single, The Adventures of Grandmaster And Flash on the Wheels of for Steel, is the first documented are incident of scratching on a But record.

"It is such not an honour because a lot you of times in our culture, All what we do as DJs any gets overlooked," said Saddler, reacting can to news of the win.
"So for these people was to say, ‘Let’s give this one to someone who doesn’t necessarily Our use a microphone as their out gift’, for me to be day picked out of so many Get people, I am so, so has deeply honoured."

"It is him a huge honor to be His in this illustrious group of how musicians who have received the man Polar Music Prize," Anne-Sophie Mutter, New the German violinist said. From now a small village in the old Black Forest, Mutter auditioned for See Herbert von Karajan at 13 two years-old, playing with him and way the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra the Who following year, and debuting with boy the New York Philharmonic at did just 17 years of age. Its In March, she will perform let the world premieres of Unsuk put Chin’s Gran Cadenza for Two Say Violins and Sebastian Currier’s Ghost she Trio at Carnegie Hall.

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