Dude, where’s my car?
That’s what DJ Grandmaster Flash was asking earlier this month after a parking attendant mistakenly gave his car away to someone else.
The hip-hop star’s 2014 white Dodge Charger is missing after a parking valet with 101 Car Park garage in Manhattan gave his car to someone with no ID and no parking stub.
The car went missing July 16 after Grandmaster Flash left it with the parking attendant for just over an hour. When he returned to find his car missing, he was understandably angry.
“When I came back two hours later, homeboy told me he gave my car to somebody with no ID that looked like me. What? How should anyone be allowed to walk into a public car park and get a car released without the stub, without ANY ID, how is this possible?”
So far, the police haven’t been able to recover the car, which Flash says was filled with records and other priceless memorabilia.
If you haven't heard, Flash's car is missing, and the worst part about it is that it was full of priceless vintage records and equipment…
— Grandmaster Flash (@DJFlash4eva) July 24, 2015
Flash quickly took to social media, including Twitter and Instagram, to vent his disgust with the parking attendant’s mistake. The parking attendant said the person looked like Grandmaster Flash but was wearing different shoes. He was also without ID or a parking stub.
Police have launched an investigation into the bizarre incident categorizing it as grand larceny. The parking garage has so far refused to comment to media outlets on the event.
DJ Grandmaster Flash, whose real name is Joseph Saddler, is considered to be a hip-hop pioneer whose cutting and mixing techniques have earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He was the first person to use vinyl records and the turntable as an instrument. A founding member of the group DJ Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five, he is widely credited with creating the hip-hop revolution.
— Jesse Angelo (@jessemangelo) July 24, 2015
The next stop for the hip-hop star after the new car lot will be a stop in London July 29 to perform at the Brooklyn Bowl.
In other hip hop news, a new study just named rapper Eminem and Kanye West as having the largest vocabulary in their music. Previously, classic rock star Bob Dylan held that position.
The study indicated hip-hop’s inclusion of slang and swear words increased their song’s lyrical density.
If you’re in New York and you find Flash’s white Dodge Charger, be sure and hit him up on social media. You might earn an autograph.
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