Melle Mel
Melle Mel

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Name: Melle Mel
Occupation: Rapper
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 15, 1961
Age: 59
Birth Place: The Bronx, United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Melle Mel

Melle Mel was born on May 15, 1961 in The Bronx, United States (59 years old). Melle Mel is a Rapper, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Melle Melnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He was one of the original artists to call himself MC. He's credited as one of the main writers of "The Message," which paved the way for social commentary in rap.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1.5 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He was one of the original five rappers in the group, which formed in 1978. They released their first album in 1979.

Biography Timeline


Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five began recording for Enjoy Records and released "Superrappin'" in 1979. They later moved on to Sugar Hill Records and were popular on the R&B charts with party songs like "Freedom" and "The Birthday Party". They released numerous singles, gaining a gold disc for "Freedom," and touring. In 1982 Melle Mel began to turn to more socially-aware subject matter, in particular the Reagan administration's economic (Reaganomics) and drug policies, and their effect on the black community.


In 1988, after an almost 4-year layoff, Mel and Flash reunited and released the album On The Strength, but with up-and-coming new school artists such as Eric B. & Rakim, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, and Big Daddy Kane dominating the hip-hop market, the album failed miserably. Mel performed with The King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew on "King Holiday" aimed at having Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday declared a national holiday. Mel also performed with Artists United Against Apartheid on the anti-apartheid song "Sun City" which was aimed at discouraging other artists from performing in South Africa until its government ended its policy of apartheid. Mel ended the decade by winning two Grammy Awards for his work on Quincy Jones' Back On The Block and Q – The Autobiography of Quincy Jones albums.


In 1995 Duran Duran did a cover version of "White Lines" featuring performances from Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel and released it as the second single from the Duran Duran covers album Thank You':.


In 1996, Mel contributed vocals to the US edition of Cher's hit "One By One". Their version is only available on the maxi CD format.


In 1997, Melle Mel signed to Straight Game Records and released Right Now, an album which features Scorpio (from the Furious Five) and Rondo. This album took more of a harder rap style. It barely sold at all in the US and the UK.


In 2001, under the name Die Hard, he released the song "On Lock" with Rondo on the soundtrack of the movie Blazin. Die Hard released an album of the same name in 2002 on 7PRecords.


On November 14, 2006, Mel collaborated with author Cricket Casey and released the children's book The Portal In The Park, which comes with a bonus CD of his rapped narration. It also features two songs, "World Family Tree" and "The Fountain of Truth", by a then unknown Lady Gaga performing with Mel. The book was re-released in 2010. Also in 2006, Melle Mel attended professional wrestling school. In 2007 (at age 45), he stated in an interview with that "I'm going to try to take some of John Cena's money and get with WWE and do my thing".


On January 30, 2007, Mel released his first ever solo album, Muscles. The first single and music video was "M3 – The New Message". On March 12, 2007, Melle Mel and The Furious Five (joined by DJ Grandmaster Flash) became the first rap group ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In his acceptance speech, Mel implored the recording industry members in attendance to do more to restore hip hop to the culture of music and art that it once was, rather than the culture of violence that it has become. He added, "I've never been shot, I've never been arrested, and I've been doing hip hop all my life. I can't change things all by myself. We need everybody's help, so let's do it and get this thing done."


On October 10, 2008, Mel appeared on Bronx-based culinary adventure show Bronx Flavor alongside host Baron Ambrosia. In the episode "Night at the Bodega", he appears as a spiritual mentor to sway the Baron from his over-indulgent ways and get him on the right path to success.


In April 2011, it was revealed that he would take part in a new hip hop/pro wrestling collaboration, the Urban Wrestling Federation. Its first bout "First Blood" was recorded in June 2011.


Mel also appeared in Ice-T's 2012 hip hop documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.


In August 2015, Mel appeared with Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz in Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's song and music video "Downtown".


In May 2016, Mel and Scorpio, performing as Grandmaster's Furious Five ft. Melle Mel & Scorpio, released their single "Some Kind of Sorry".

Family Life

Melle was born Melvin Glover. Melle's brother Nathaniel (Aka The Kid Creole) was also one of the Furious Fives. Their mother was part Cherokee.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Melle Mel is 61 years, 0 months and 8 days old. Melle Mel will celebrate 62nd birthday on a Monday 15th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Melle Mel upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

58th birthday - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Happy Birthday to the Bronx's own Grandmaster Melle Mel. The hip hop legend is 58 today.

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57th birthday - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Melle Mel

Happy 57th birthday to one of the greatest MC's of all time, Melle Mel.

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50th birthday - Sunday, May 15, 2011

Birthday Party – Grandmaster Melle Mel

Footage of Hip-Hop icon Melle Mel’s 50th birthday celebrations last month at BB Kings in NYC with T-Ski Valley, Jazzy Jay, Black Thought and Grandmaster Caz etc – that is some serious o…

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