New York New York, big city of dreams
And everything in New York ain't always what it seems
Joseph Saddler, better known as Grandmaster Flash, is an American hip hop recording artist and DJ, credited as being one of the pioneers of hip hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, becoming the first hip hop/rap artists to be so honored. They were hip hop’s greatest innovators, transcending the genre’s party-music origins to explore the full scope of its lyrical and sonic horizons.