Born Curtis R. Brown April 18, 1960 in the Bronx, NYC got his start in Hip-Hop in 1974. Originally known as DJ Casanova Fly he teamed up with his high school friend Louie Lou aka DJ Disco Wiz and began his storied journey through the annals of Hip-Hop history. Caz and Wiz were in a Bronx park having dj battle in the summer of 1977 during the NYC Blackout! In 1978 Caz would pen the lyrics that would eventually be used in Rap music's first hit song "Rappers Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang, inadvertantly making Caz "Hip-Hop's first ghostwriter! In 1980 Caz became Captain of the Legendary Coldcrush Brothers and they proceeded to become one of the most influential groups in Hip-Hop history. Everyone from Run DMC to Big Daddy Kane, Will Smith, Rakim, Tupac, Nas, Biggie, Wu Tang Freddie Foxx, Jay Z and more credit Caz and his Coldcrush Brothers as early influences and some have made their declarations on record....." I'm overchargin ni**as for what they did to the Coldcrush" Jay Z H to the Izzo! "I remember Mr. Magic, Flaaash, Grandmaster Caz" Tupac Shakur "Aint Nothin Like The Old School" "Shout out to Grandmaster Flash and to Caz....." Jay Z " I Do it for Hip-Hop" Dedication from Will Smith aka The Fresh Prince on "Live at Union Square"
Caz’s Coldcrush Brothers recorded a single on the Elite Records label call Weekend in 1981 then proceeded to make their film debut in the Hip-Hop movie Wildstyle. They then traveled to Japan and introduced Hip-Hop to a whole new audience! Caz recorded a few singles with the group on the Tuff City label as well as recorded a few solo singles and eventually an album entitled "The Grandest of Them All"!
Since the resurgence and interests in the early days of Hip-Hop, Caz has been a frequent panelist, speaker, historian and ambassador for the culture and an example of steadfastness and longevity. He has continued to re-invent himself and remain current in skill, know how and old school swagger and was just featured on Grammy winning artists Macklemore and Lewis's first single off their new 2016 Album. The song Downtown went platinum and the video featuring Caz, Melle Mel and Kool Mo Dee won a European MTV Video Award as well. For 18 Years Caz has been taking tourists from around the world on his Hush Hip-Hop sightseeing Tours of NYC and is the Host of the Tools of War Summer Park Jams as well! Caz is in constant demand for interviews from media outlets around the world and collaborations from artists. Caz has published a book of his lyrics aptly titled "Written" and appeared in rapper/actor Ice T's directorial film debut "Something From Nothing, The Art Of Rap" which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. Caz is prominently featured in the Netflix Documentary "Hip Hop Evolution" and his Casanova Fly persona featured in Netflix series "The Get Down". He's been voted 11th. of the 50 Greatest MC's by Blaze magazine, 6th Greatest of all time by Kool Moe Dee in his book "There's a God on the Mic" and voted #1 of the great MC’s starting from 1979 by Complex Magazine. He (Caz) is widely regarded as one of the best mf'rs to ever do this sh*t". (Ice T The Art of Rap!) Caz has been recognized by the Hip-Hop community and industry as well and acknowledged for his many contribution to the culture. A member of the DMC Technics DJ Hall of Fame, The Zulu Nation Hall of Fame and The Bronx Walk of Fame with Proclamations from The UN, Brooklyn Councilwoman's Office, The Brooklyn Borough President, The NYC Council, The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and two Bronx Borough Presidents Adolfo Carrion and current BP Ruben Diaz Jr. Grandmaster Caz also serves on the board of The Bronx Music Heritage Center, The Windows of Hip-Hop Advisory Council and The Kennedy Center's Hip Hop Council and Advisory Board and host a show on LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells Radio Platform as one of it’s icons. His name is synonymous with the words Hip-Hop and Legendary!
Coldcrush Brothers Weekend, Punk Rock Rap, Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold, Heartbreakers, Live in 82, Live from Harlem World, Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold LP, Stylewild ( Terminator X ), Live at The Dixie ( Wildstyle ), Do you Wanna Get Funky With Me ( C&C Music Factory), Ressurected, Hut, Throwndown w KRS1, I Like to Move in Here (Moby), Ringtone Murder w LL Cool J, Downtown w Macklemore and Lewis, Notice w Kool Mo Dee, Frontline w Ceelo Green, Raekwon, Melle Mel, Masters of the Ceremony w Cactus 23 Skidoo, ROLLIN 50 DEEP, ROLLIN 110 DEEP, ROLLIN 200 DEEP DJ KAYSLAY!
Grandmaster Caz Tuff City, The Judge, Punk, Mr. Bill, Count Basey, Casanova's Rap, I'm Caz, Get Down Grandmaster, Creston Ave, You Need Stitches, Star Search
EP The Grandest of Them All With dj Parker Lee
Mid Life Crisis LP Subway Theme: Wildstyle Soundtrack
Collaborations......Melle Mel, LL Cool J, Moby, Macklemore and Lewis, Busy Bee, Prince Whipper Whip, Donald D, KRS 1, DJ Yutaka, Jazzy Jeff, Capitol 1212, Diamond D, Biz Markie, C Rayz Walz, Jaz-O, Kool Moe Dee, C&C Music Factory, Fokis & RP, Haitian Starr aka MC Torch, Chuck D, Ice T, Nas and more.
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