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You May Know Him As Grandmaster Flash —  But The University Of Buffalo May Call Him 'Professor'

It’s no secret that Grandmaster Flash is one of Hip-Hop’s greatest pioneers. He made his introduction in the early 1970s alongside the streets and parks of New York’s South Bronx, mastering DJing, cutting, scratching, and mixing. His momentum and popularity soared when he started his own group, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five , blending and producing music in an unconventional manner leading them to score various hits. In 2021, he’s paying it forward as the music connoisseur will now be embracing a new venture as an artist in residency at the University of Buffalo. “The residency at UB gives me a chance to tell Hip-Hop’s whole story. The sights. The sounds. The places and the moments,” DJ Flash said, according to University of Buffalo. “It’s important that we get this history right. For the next generation to take music and art in new directions, they have to know where that music and art came from, who made it and how.” As a part of his residency, t he Hip-Hop trailblazer...

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 14, 2021

Are You Ready To DJ For Verzuz?  If So, Triller Is Willing To Pay You A $1M Annual Salary

Looking to be the official DJ of the biggest live music phenomenon in the industry? Well look no further, Triller and Verzuz are offering an opportunity of a lifetime. Complex reports that both streaming platforms have commenced a global search for their first resident DJ to help warm up crowds for all Triller-hosted events — including Verzuz, Triller Live, Triller Fight Club, FITE and more. The DJ competition is a one-of-a-kind career opportunity that comes with a $1 million annual salary that’s up for grabs for both experienced and “aspiring DJs from around the world.” “We’re excited to help find Triller’s new Resident DJ, which will be a DJ gig like no other,” Verzuz co-founders Timbaland and Swizz Beatz said in a statement. “The Verzuz audience knows what’s up, so when the voting begins you can be sure the winning DJ will be someone who has all the right stuff. We can’t wait to discover the next superstar behind the decks.” Triller executive chairman Bobby Sarnevesht also adds...

Njera Perkins

Jul 14, 2021