Kidd Creole of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five has been arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing of a homeless man found Tuesday (August 1) in midtown Manhattan in New York City.

The New York Daily News reports that the 57-year old rapper, born Nathaniel Glover, was arrested today (Aug. 2) and charged with the killing of a 55-year old man at the corner of E. 44th St. and Third Ave.

According to reports, Glover had been working as a security guard and a handyman in the area and had no run-ins with the individual previously. The stabbing was allegedly the result of a drunken exchange. Police have said the man was found with multiple stab wounds in his chest. He died at Bellevue Hospital Center.

Legendary Bronx DJ Grandmaster Flash formed the Furious Five after meeting rappers Melle Mel, Cowboy and Kidd Creole in the late 1970s. Joined by rappers Raheim and Scorpio, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became one of the most prominent hip-hop crews in New York City, and as hip-hop moved from the streets to the studio, they became one of the first acts signed to the burgeoning Enjoy Records and released their first single "Superrappin'" before moving on to the famed Sugarhill Records imprint. After releasing local hits and Flash's acclaimed album Grandmaster Flash On the Wheels of Steel, the group broke through to the masses with 1982's hit single "The Message," a widely-hailed hip-hop classic. The group's popularity waned as the 1980s moved on and eventually disbanded. Melle Mel would pursue a successful solo career and Flash would go on to have a prominent career as a deejay and musical director.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. They are the first hip-hop act to be inducted.

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