Grandmaster Flash [Saddler, Joseph]
- Will Fulton
(b Bridgetown, Barbados, Jan 1, 1958). American hip-hop DJ of Barbadian birth. Sadler, nicknamed “Flash” for his speed at the turntables, began to DJ as a teenager, and set out to build a sound system to match that of pioneering hip-hop DJ Kool Herc and disco dj Pete “DJ” Jones. As a student at Samuel Gompers High School, Flash also applied his interest in electronics to dj equipment....