Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five rapper Kidd Creole charged with murder of homeless man in New York
Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five founding member Kidd Creole has been charged with stabbing a homeless man to death.
Nathaniel Glover, better known as Kidd Creole of the pioneering ’70s and ’80s hip-hop groups, was arrested on Wednesday night on murder charges, a New York Police Department spokesperson told Variety.
According to ABC7, Glover, 57, allegedly got into a fight with a 55-year-old homeless man in Manhattan on Tuesday.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) said officers received an emergency call to the scene on Tuesday shortly before midnight.
They found the victim with multiple stab wounds and he was taken to Bellevue hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was formed in the South Bronx in 1976.
Glover was one of the founding members, along with Melle Mel, Keith Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, and Rahiem.
Their biggest release was The Message, which contained the famous hook, “Don’t push me ’cause I’m close to the edge / I’m trying not to lose my head.”
The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 – becoming the first hip-hop group to receive the honor.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five disbanded in the ’80s, and Glover had reportedly been working as a security guard and handyman in the area.
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