*Grandmaster Flash, best known for the 1982 rap anthem “The Message,” was among those artists inducted into the store’s RockWalk museum, along with deejays Grand Wizzard Theodore and Grandmixer DXT.
The trio added their handprints and cement signatures outside Sunset Boulevard’s Guitar Center on Thursday, where the RockWalk is located.
The museum also honored the 25th anniversary of the song “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, which ultimately launched the career of actor and musician Will Smith.
DJ Jazzy Jeff hosted the ceremony and introduced the three icons as “the Mount Rushmore when it comes to DJs.”
While rap legends Run-DMC joined hundreds of other acts already inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk in 2002, Thursday’s inductees mark somewhat of a departure for RockWalk’s board, which says the contributions to music history made by Grandmaster Flash and other deejay legends can no longer be ignored by the museum.
Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizzard Theodore and Grand Mixer DXT join the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Iron Maiden on the RockWalk.