Hip-Hop Legend Charged With Murder

Kidd Creole accused of stabbing homeless man in Manhattan
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 3, 2017 7:27 AM CDT
Hip Hop Legend Charged With Murder
The Furious Five, from left, Scorpio, Melle Mel, Kidd Creole and Rahiem, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2007.   (Stuart Ramson)

One of the founding members of the 1980s hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was arrested in New York City in connection with the fatal stabbing of a homeless man, police say. Nathaniel Glover, 57, also known as Kidd Creole, was arrested Wednesday night on murder charges, reports the AP. The stabbing happened in midtown Manhattan shortly before midnight on Monday. Police say 55-year-old John Jolly was found with multiple stab wounds to his torso. Police described Jolly, who lived in a shelter, as a level 2 sex offender.

Sources tell the New York Daily News that Glover was on his way to his job as a security guard when he got into an altercation with Jolly, who was reportedly drunk. Sources say Glover didn't know Jolly but possibly thought Jolly was hitting on him. Video shows a handcuffed Glover being escorted out of a police precinct Wednesday night. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five is best known for their 1982 rap song, "The Message." The group was formed in the late 1970s in the Bronx and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. It was the first rap act to receive the honor. (Read more stabbing stories.)

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