The Aftershow: Grandmaster Flash

George Garner

When I heard I was being named a Polar Prize laureate…

“It was like, ‘Oh shit! This is one of those – a big boy event!’ I researched why particular people are picked and I take it as an absolute honour. It’s almost like DJs are the bandleaders, and sometimes the band that helped create a record are not remembered. For me, hip-hop is a four element culture: it’s a DJ, a breaker, a graffiti artist and the MC. I ...

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