Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's Kidd Creole Arrested for Murder

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Rapper Kidd Creole charged in fatal stabbing of homeless man in Midtown East, source says

One of the founding members of the 1980s hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five has been arrested in NY in connection with the fatal stabbing of a homeless man.

The 57 year old man, real name is Nathaniel Glover was taken into custody in the Bronx before being charged Wednesday night. Kidd Creole stuck with DJ Grandmaster Flash to record under his name, but their momentum was lost. The rapper was reported to have stabbed the man several times in the torso.

The victim was a 55-year-old man described by police as a level 2 sex offender who lived in a shelter. He died at Bellevue Hospital Center. The Daily News reports that Glover now works as a handyman and security guard near the scene of the incident.

First responders were surprised to see multiple stab wounds in the chest of the man found at the corner of E. 44th St. and Third Ave., police said Wednesday.

. Glover allegedly had a run-in with the victim, who was drunk, according to the source, and reportedly exchanged words.

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According to the New York Times, Glover was charged with second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Scorpio, Melle Mel, Kidd Creole and Raheim of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 12, 2007.

The group rose to prominence in the 80s and are credited as being one of the most influential hip hop acts.

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