Rapper Kidd Creole one of the founding members of the legendary hip-hop group, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 has been charged with slaying for the stab of a homeless man in Midtown.
The 57 -year-old Bronxite, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was apprehended at his home in Mt. Hope on Wednesday after allegedly killing the unidentified individual on Tuesday night, according to police sources.
He had gotten into a wailing match with the 55 -year-old man at the corner of E. 44 th St. and Third Avenue before the stabbing occurred, the sources said.
After the incident, Glover apparently fled and left the victim bleed on the sidewalk. Cops subsequently discovered him and thought he was drunk, but then saw the stab meander and rushed him to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Sources said Glover works in the area of Midtown where the assassination occurred as a maintenance man and security guard.
The legendary lyricist rose to renown in the 1970 s after forming Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five with rappers Melle Mel, Keith Cowboy, Mr. Ness/ Scorpio, Rahiem, and DJ Joseph Saddler, better known as Grandmaster Flash.
Their ballads, The Message and White Lines( Dont Do It ), helped propel the group to stardom in the 80 s and made them household names in the hip-hop world.
This article originally appeared in The New York Post .
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