Nathaniel Glover

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Nathaniel Glover, Jr.
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The Kidd Creole was born in The Bronx, New York as Nathaniel Glover Jr. The son of Sarah Glover, (born in Reidsville, Georgia, USA) and Nathaniel Glover Sr. (born in Charleston, South Carolina, USA) with his brother Melle Mel (Melvin Glover) was exposed to poetry early in life (around the age of 10 or 11) by his sister Glander (who also shares a birthday with him, born a year earlier) she wrote poems and would recite them for her siblings this was the link that allowed him (first Melle Mel who wrote the first Hip Hop style rhyme) to transition from listening to poetry and then taking that knowledge and applying it to the music that was being played early in Hip Hop culture. Being shy and average at sports (stated on numerous occasions that he started rhyming "to meet girls") he found through writing and reciting rhymes a way express himself creatively (surprisingly though he felt nervous never felt shy) although he also wrote Graffiti (Cuzz 121 & Pockets 121 referred to himself as a DGA aka Don't Get Around) and used to "up rock" (a form of Break Dancing where foot movement and hand gestures are more emphasized than twirling and spinning on the ground) these art forms introduced him the music that would have a major impact on his life.

Showing a knack for rhyming words and a sharp memory The Kidd Creole (along with Melle Mel) soon developed style of rhyming (unique to the times) where they went away from saying the short phrases Radio DJ's were saying or "Nursery Rhymes" these "so called" street DJ's were saying (allowing them to stay on the mic longer) to eight bar rhymes (a "Bar" the time it takes to count to 4 on a tempo) that was about the person rhyming. This soon evolved into a system called a "switch over" in which Melle Mel would say the first line (or bar) and The Kidd Creole would say the second. After trail, error and rehearsal (before having enough rhymes written they would rehearse using TV commercials) they improved enough to say individual words in respect to the tempo (that were rhyming to) example: "1. 2. this is for you. you. and you" or "to be an E.M.C.E.E." (the recordings "We Rap More Mellow" and "Superappin" were made in part from their early routines) also coming up with the first terms to "pass off" the mic (a way to allow another Emcee to have a turn without a break in between) example: "1 2 one more is 3 The Kidd Creole rock the mic so viciously". Developing and demonstrating techniques that can be recognized today.

Later The Kidd Creole and Melle Mel joined up with the late Keef Cowboy aka Robert Keith Wiggins in 1975 to form Grand Master Flash and The Three MC's, with production handled by Grand Master Flash aka Joseph Saddler.(this was a time before records were made so the DJ's name was listed first on fliers and such) The group formed in the south Bronx from the efforts of the aforementioned individuals. When Flash brought his turn tables and speakers in to the parks Melle Mel, Keef Cowboy and The Kidd Creole Rhymed on the mic. After two extra Emcee's joined them Mr. Ness later known as Scorpio aka Eddie Morris (the group was then called The Furious Four) and Rahiem aka Guy Todd Williams, originally from another Bronx rap group "The Funky Four", the group officially became known as "Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five" (The Kidd Creole, Rahiem and Melle Mel were considered lyricist while Cowboy preformed crowd response) Renowned for their "live performance" that ranged from the DJ (Flash) and the Emcee's having an exchange or the Emcee's rhyming in unison, showing how their skills were developed in early hip hop dance clubs like the "Black Door", "The Dixie Club" and the legendary "Audubon Ballroom" (to name a few) The group is commonly known as one of the founding fathers of Hip Hop culture

Taking hip hop from the parks and streets to the studios with the release of "We Rap Mello" (1979) for Brass Records the group went on to Enjoy Records to record "Super Rappin" (1979) early in the cultures history becoming the first true rap group to record (The SugarHill Gang recorded before them but they not considered the first) After recording "Superappin 2" (1980) the group then signed with what is now regarded as the birthplace of hip hop on vinyl the ground breaking "Sugar Hill Records" And released "Freedom" (1980) followed by "The Birthday Party" (1980) "It's Nasty" (1981) and the innovative "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" (1981) these songs had an up tempo style that was typical of the way The Kidd Creole and Melle Mel would rhyme using "switch overs" the group then began to establish themselves as a force in the industry. After recording "Flash To The Beat" (1982) the group then released the cutting edge single "The Message" (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five 1982) a top five record on the "Billboard" pop charts. This recording took the group throughout the country then across seas to become hip hop's first true herald helping to prove to the industry that hip hop wasn't just a fad (which was the belief at that time) The group continued to tour and record for a number of years releasing "Survival" (1982) "Scorpio" (1983) and "New York New York" (1983) before Flash, Rahiem and Creole in left SugarHill Records in 1984.

After the court decision and then the break up The Kidd Creole participated in the recording of several albums with the group known as "Grand Master Flash" (Melle Mel, Scorpio as he was now known and Keef Cowboy continued to record for SugarHill under the name Grandmaster Mele Mel and The Furious Five) who's members were Grand Master Flash, (the Dj) The Kidd Creole, Rahiem and LaVon (Kevin LaVon Dukes), were considered the lyricists Mr Broadway (Russell Wheeler) the hype man and Larry Love (Larry Parker) the dancer. The task of writing the songs was taken on by The Kidd Creole, Rahiem and LaVon who soon found them self's recording on "Elektra Records" and released "They Said It Couldn't Be Done" (1985) the single "Sign Of The Times" and "Larry"s Dance Theme" which later was released on a "12inch 45" he then participated on the album "The Source" (1986) using the Henry Mancini classic "Peter Gunn" for the single "Style" followed by "Throwing Down" later teaming with Larry Smith (a producer of early Run DMC music) to release "Ba-Dop-Boom-Bang" (1987) the single "You Know What Time It Is" was the first song off the album followed by "All Wrapped Up". Later in 1987 the group reunited and recorded "On The Strength" (1988) releasing the singles "Gold" then "Fly Girls". After many years of recording shooting videos and starring on stage and screen the group started to receive various awards recognizing them as hip hop pioneers. On March 12 of 2007 they were inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

After touring the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and some Asian nations The Kidd Creole in 2011 collaborated on the song "Heat Seeker Cipher" on an independent label (Newtriot Records) who's compilation CD "Heat Seekers" a rare opportunity (though he had other recordings none were released) to hear him solo. Having wrote as he would say "a few rhymes" for "The Mic Check Show" a one hour radio show on WQHT Hot 97 in New York City from late 1994 to mid 1995. Deciding to use "Social Networks" to he's advantage uploaded videos on the networking site "You Tube" on July 16th to September 3rd 2012 and recited "50 Rhymes in 50 Days" pt1 to show his skill level and to have a video record of some of the rhymes he had written over quite some time. (they were a little more than two minutes long with music) Again using the internet to his advantage uploaded videos to "You Tube" on September 1st 2013 to October 20th 2013 recited "50 Rhymes in 50 Days" pt2 attempting to demonstrate to a whole new generation "lyrical skills" and "verbal techniques" that he has acquired over the years
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960 723-1 Nathaniel Glover - Ba-Dop-Boom-Bang album art Grandmaster Flash Grandmaster Flash - Ba-Dop-Boom-Bang (Album) Elektra 960 723-1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
7559-60769-2 Nathaniel Glover - On The Strength album art Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - On The Strength(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 7559-60769-2 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version

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PD-4536 Nathaniel Glover - Superappin' album art Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five* Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five* - Superappin' (Single) Enjoy Records PD-4536 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
SH-574 Nathaniel Glover - Flash To The Beat album art Grand Master Flash* Flash To The Beat (Part 1) (as N. Glover) and 1 more… Grand Master Flash* - Flash To The Beat (Single) Sugar Hill Records SH-574 US 1982 Sell This Version
ISSP 4007 Nathaniel Glover - Genius Of Rap album art Various Superappin' (as N. Glover) Various - Genius Of Rap(LP, Comp, P/Mixed) Island Records ISSP 4007 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CIX 46 Nathaniel Glover - Untitled album art Various The Message (as N. Glover) Various - Untitled(12", Promo) Carosello CIX 46 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
NYL 500 Nathaniel Glover - Enjoy! album art Various Super Rappin' No.2 (as Glover, N.) Various - Enjoy! (Comp) New York Connexion NYL 500 UK 1983 Sell This Version
8316 Nathaniel Glover - Super Rappin' N°2 album art Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five* Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five* - Super Rappin' N°2(12", Maxi) Carrere 8316 France 1984 Sell This Version
SH-9121, SH 9121 Nathaniel Glover - Greatest Messages album art Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Flash To The Beat (as N. Glover) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Greatest Messages (Comp) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records SH-9121, SH 9121 US 1984 Sell This Version
63093, 63094 Nathaniel Glover - Super Boum album art Various Super Rappin N°2 (as N. Glover) Various - Super Boum(2xLP, Comp + Box, Comp) Carrere, Carrere 63093, 63094 France 1984 Sell This Version
960 389-1 Nathaniel Glover - They Said It Couldn't Be Done album art Grandmaster Flash Sign Of The Times (as Glover) and 2 more… Grandmaster Flash - They Said It Couldn't Be Done (Album) Elektra 960 389-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
066922 Nathaniel Glover - Sign Of The Times album art Grandmaster Flash Grandmaster Flash - Sign Of The Times (Single) Elektra 066922 US 1984 Sell This Version
0-66908 Nathaniel Glover - Girls Love The Way He Spins album art Grandmaster Flash Girls Love The Way He Spins (Vocal / LP Version) (as N. Glover) Grandmaster Flash - Girls Love The Way He Spins Elektra 0-66908 US 1985 Sell This Version
P-13308 Nathaniel Glover - The Source album art Grandmaster Flash MS. Thang (as Glover) and 5 more… Grandmaster Flash - The Source (Album) Elektra P-13308 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
960 723-1 Nathaniel Glover - Ba-Dop-Boom-Bang album art Grandmaster Flash Get Yours (as N. Glover) and 4 more… Grandmaster Flash - Ba-Dop-Boom-Bang (Album) Elektra 960 723-1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
7-69459 Nathaniel Glover - All Wrapped Up album art Grandmaster Flash Grandmaster Flash - All Wrapped Up Elektra 7-69459 US 1987 Sell This Version
BLAT LP 4, BLATLP 4 Nathaniel Glover - Hip Hop Chartbusters Volume 1 album art Various The Message (as Glovver) Various - Hip Hop Chartbusters Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Blatant (2), Blatant (2) BLAT LP 4, BLATLP 4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BLATLP 6 Nathaniel Glover - The Genius Of Rap 2 album art Various Flash To The Beat Part 1 (as N. Glover) Various - The Genius Of Rap 2(2xLP, Comp) Blatant (2) BLATLP 6 UK 1988 Sell This Version
7-69400 Nathaniel Glover - Fly Girl album art Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Fly Girl(7", Promo) Elektra 7-69400 US 1988 Sell This Version
SMR 852 Nathaniel Glover - Hip Hop And Rapping In The House album art Various Gold (as N Glover) Various - Hip Hop And Rapping In The House(LP, Comp) Stylus Music SMR 852 UK 1988 Sell This Version
7-69416 Nathaniel Glover - Gold album art Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five* Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five* - Gold Elektra 7-69416 US 1988 Sell This Version
DLP 2074, KWEST 2074 Nathaniel Glover - Rappers Delight album art Various Flash To The Beat (Part 1) (as N. Glover) Various - Rappers Delight(2xLP, Comp) Disky, K West DLP 2074, KWEST 2074 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
NXT CD 217 Nathaniel Glover - Old School Rap - The Sugar Hill Story (To The Beat Y'all) album art Various Flash To The Beat (as N.Glover) and 2 more… Various - Old School Rap - The Sugar Hill Story (To The Beat Y'all) (Comp) Sequel Records NXT CD 217 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NEM CD 622 Nathaniel Glover - The Greatest Hits album art Grandmaster Flash, The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel Scorpio (as Glover) Grandmaster Flash, The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel - The Greatest Hits (Comp) Sequel Records NEM CD 622 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ACDP 047, ACDP 47 Nathaniel Glover - EMPH-Attic 47 - August 1994 album art Various Sun Don’t Shine In The Hood (as N. Glover) Various - EMPH-Attic 47 - August 1994(CD, Comp, Promo) Attic, Music For All It's Worth ACDP 047, ACDP 47 Canada 1994 Sell This Version

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thekiddcreole

February 17, 2015
This website has multiple entries for the artist from the group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (The Kidd Creole) and none are correct. The artist is listed as Nathaniel Glover (the artist real name, jr. was left out) but this artist only recorded material under the stage name The Kidd Creole. The artist is also listed as Kid Creole (the artist added "The" to the beginning of his name as well as two D's to separate himself from the front man of the Coconuts) this is also incorrect. I attempted to make the changes but was not allowed. It would be good if the pages can be combined and the correct artist stage name (The Kidd Creole) be applied....can this issue be corrected

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