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Knicks kick it old school with Grandmaster Flash

Knicks kick it old school with Grandmaster Flash

There was an old-school vibe at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
The New York Knicks basketball team brought in pioneering DJ Grandmaster Flash to pump up the crowd in a National Basketball Association game.
In an age of iPod mashups, the 53-year-old Grandmaster Flash still was spinning vinyl _ the record players hooked into a laptop, of course _ from his booth off a corner of the court during the pregame, timeouts and at halftime.
The DJ from the Bronx, who is one of the inventors of hip-hop, played for a star-studded crowd that included Kanye West, Q-Tip and Fat Joe.
Before the game, Amare Stoudemire was voted an All-Star starter, the first Knicks player to earn the honor since star Patrick Ewing in 1997. Behind Stoudemire, the Knicks are 23-21, second in the Atlantic Division.


Updated : 2021-07-25 14:52 GMT+08:00