Grandmaster Flash
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"Joseph Saddler", better known as "Grandmaster Flash", is an American hip hop music/hip hop recording artist and disc jockey/DJ—one of the pioneers of Hip hop music/hip-hop DJing, cutting, and audio mixing (recorded music)/mixing. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were wikt:induction/inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, becoming the first hip hop/rap artists to be so honored.

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I was the first DJ to make the turntable an instrument.

My contribution to this whole thing is I was the first DJ to take an inanimate object called the turntable and play it like it was an instrument.