Joseph Saddler (born January 1, 1958), better known as Grandmaster Flash, is an American hip hop recording artist and DJ. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, becoming the first hip hop act to be so honored.
Irving Louis Burgie (born July 28, 1924), better known as Lord Burgess, is an American songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York. His mother was from Barbados and his father was from Virginia.