Grandmaster Flash Receives Honorary Music Diploma

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One of many tradition’s most preeminent pioneers was Slot celebrated in his hometown this week. Grandmaster Flash has obtained an honorary diploma from Lehman Faculty. 

As per HipHopDX, the Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame member graced the stage on the academic instinct however not behind the turntables. On Thursday, June 1 he attended Lehman Faculty’s 2023 Spring Graduation Ceremony. He was joined by former New York State Rep. José Rivera the place each of them obtained honorary levels; the DJ obtained his honorary doctorate in Music.

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Grandmaster Flash spoke to the graduating class and made certain to credit score the Bronx for putting him on the birthplace of Hip-Hop.

“We from the Bronx — we’re starters, we’re finishers, we’re very, essential” he said. “And I need to inform you, younger folks, as you exit into the world, you’ll in all probability do what I did… [and] [make] errors. I can’t inform you what number of errors I made earlier than the approach lastly got here into fruition. I say to younger folks, as you allow right here, you’ll scrape your knees, [that’s] assured, however we Bronx folks, we go onerous.”

He closed his speech by saying that this diploma is his most particular accolade as a result of it was bestowed to him within the Bronx and from a Bronx establishment. You’ll be able to see the ceremony beneath.

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