- Uncle is Sandy Saddler, the featherweight boxing champion of the world in 1950.
- Credited with innovating DJ techniques such as the double-back, back-door, back-spin, cuttin', transforming, Clock Theory and phasing and is considered one of the pioneers of rap and hip-hop culture.
- Was the musical director for The Chris Rock Show on HBO from 1997 to 2000.
- Performed during the festivities for Super Bowl XXXII in 1998.
- In 2002, performed during the closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth games in Manchester, England, which included Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebration.
- Received the DJ Vanguard Award in 2004 for innovating turntable DJing as a musical instrument.
- Received the 2005 Lifetime Achievement award from the Recording Industry Association of America.
- Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 along with the Furious Five.
- Released his memoir, The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash – My Life My Beat, in 2008.
- Featured in a Smithsonian exhibit entitled RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture.
- Joseph Saddler — Father
- Keith — Son
- Angelique — Ex-significant Other
- Kareem — Son
- Joseph Saddler Jr. — Son
- Christina Jester — Daughter
- Tawanna — Daughter
- Lalonnie — Daughter
- Regina Johnson Saddler — Mother
- Penny — Sister
- Joseph "Sandy" Saddler — Uncle
- Paulette Dawson — Ex-significant Other
- Violet — Sister
- Lilly — Sister
- Carmetta — Sister
- Jean — Ex-significant Other
- Birth Name: Joseph Robert Saddler
- Birth Place: Bridgetown, Barbados
- Profession: Rap artist, DJ
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