Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Kidd Creole Accused of Murder, Rahiem Speaks
#DXCLUSIVE: The Furious Five's Rahiem and NYC promoter Van Silk speak about the arrest.
New York, NY – The Kidd Creole of the pioneering '80s Hip-Hop group Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five has been accused of the stabbing death of a homeless man. The stabbing occurred at the Midtown of New York city at some point on Tuesday (1 August), according to the News 4 New York.
Sources say that Kidd Creole (the real name of Nathaniel Glover) confessed to stabbing the man — identified as 55 years of age, John Jolly — after he was questioned and subsequently arrested on Wednesday (2 August) at the 13th Precinct in Manhattan.
The legendary New York City promoter Van Silk confirmed to HipHopDX that Kidd Creole is, in fact, "in jail". The Furious Five is scheduled to perform as a group for the first time since 2013 on August 20, in Philadelphia. Rahiem, one of the members of the Five Furious, spoke to DX exclusively on the situation.
"It's definitely a disappointment," Rahiem said DX. "It is a regrettable circumstance. We really don't have all the information of what happened, but I just go out on a limb and saying that the person who had the incident with a person without a home, so I can only assume that perhaps he asked for the money, and maybe based on the way he responded, he and the homeless man exchanged words. I don't know, but that is what it looked like, based on what the Daily News reported. I believe that he is incarcerated, so I don't think we're going to have an opportunity to talk with him and get his side of the story directly."
Glover reportedly has four prior arrests on his record. According to the police, he was arrested for possession of a knife. In 1995 and 1982, he was arrested for possession of a firearm and a fourth arrest is sealed.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five formed in the Bronx in the 1970s. They are best known for their influential 1982 rap song "The Message", which, as has been sampled in countless Hip Hop songs, including Ice Cube's "Check Yo Self," Puff Daddy and Mase "Can't Nobody