Grandmaster Flash


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Hip-hop pioneer known for his influential DJ skills thrills fans with sample-heavy grooves such as “The Message”

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Promotional value expires May 7, 2015. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on 5/7 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Coda. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Artisan Presents's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must be 21+ with valid ID. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One ticket to Grandmaster Flash
  • When: Thursday, May 7, at 9 p.m.
  • Where: Coda
  • Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Ticketing Options

  • $15 for general admission (up to $30.22 value)
  • $25 for VIP admission, which includes a meet-and-greet and a limited edition poster (up to $45.10 value)

Grandmaster Flash

  • How you know him: as a pioneer of hip-hop who introduced innovative turntable and sampling techniques that are now employed by DJs all over the world
  • Notable turntable technique: Quick Mix Theory or beat juggling, which includes manipulating records into moves such as the double-back and back-spin
  • Notable sampling technique: punch phasing, where the DJ isolates a short musical segment, then punches it over a beat
  • Where you’ve heard both of these innovations: on the hits “The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash On the Wheels of Steel” and the Grammy-winning hip-hop anthem “The Message”
  • Where you’ve heard him if you’re a member of the British royal family or have spied on the British royal family: playing for Queen Elizabeth II
  • His work behind the scenes: acting as the hand-picked music director for HBO’s “The Chris Rock Show”; penning the 2008 memoir The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Life, My Beats
  • What all of this has earned him and his group, the Furious Five: an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a first for hip-hop
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