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Melvin Glover was born on the 15th May 1961, in The Bronx, New York City, USA, and is a record producer, rapper and songwriter, best known to the world for being a part of the rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, with which he released two studio albums “The Message” (1982), and “On the Strength” (1988). His career started in 1978.

Have you ever wondered how rich Melle Mel is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Mel’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, earned through his career in the music industry. Aside from being a part of the Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five, Melle has collaborated with other musicians, including Chaka Khan, Afrika Bambaataa and Keith LeBlanc, among others, which also improved his wealth.

Melle Mel Net Worth $1.5 Million

Melle is a native of The Bronx, but has stated that his mother is Cherokee, which makes him half American native Indian. His growing up and education aren’t familiar in the media, however, his career beginnings have been exposed to the smallest details.

His career beginnings trace back to the late ‘70s, when he started calling himself MC (master of ceremonies), and in that way became the first rapper to have the prefix MC. He started the Furious Five group with his brother Nathaniel Glover – better known as Kid Creole – Scorpio, Rahiem and Cowboy. They added a DJ, Jospeh Saddler, better known as Grandmaster Flash, and started recording.

Their first release called “Supperrapin”, was in 1979 under Enjoy Records, and then they soon signed a recording contract with Sugar Hill Records. In the beginning, they became popular for their songs “Freedom” and “The Birthday Party”. The single, “Freedom”, became extremely popular and eventually achieved gold status, which only increased Melle’s net worth. In 1982 they released their debut studio album, called “The Message”, which reached No. 8 on the US R&B chart, and peaked at No. 53 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

Unfortunately, the group divided in two, with Melle Mel assuming the name Grandmaster Melle Mel, followed by Cowboy and Scorpio, and continued to release music, until the two fragments reunited for their second studio album, entitled “On the Strength”, released in 1988. However, the album was nowhere near the success of its predecessor, which resulted in permanent disbanded of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

When it comes on Melle Mel’s group, they released three albums – “Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five” in 1984, “Stepping Off” (1985), and “Piano” (1989). Melle Mel had other projects, including the album with Scorpio called “Right Now”, released in 1997, then collaboration with pop star Lady Gaga “The Portal In The Park”, and a solo album in 2007 entitled “Muscles”, which also increased his net worth.

Most recently, he reunited with Scorpio and the two released the single “Some Kind of Sorry” (2016), under the name Grandmaster’s Furious Five ft. Melle Mel & Scorpio.
Regarding his personal life, information about Melle’s marital status and any children remains unavailable to the public.



Full Name Melle Mel
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Date Of Birth May 15, 1961
Died 1961-05-15
Place Of Birth The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Musician
Education Samuel Gompers High School
Nationality American
Siblings August Darnell
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0577307/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/grandmaster-melle-mel-mn0000739282
Awards Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Albums Muscles, Adventures on the Wheels of Steel, Right Now, Message From Beat Street: The Best of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & the Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and the Furious Five: The Definitive Groove Collection
Music Groups Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Nominations Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Collaboration, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, White Lines, Message II, On Lock
Movies Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, Hip-Hop Evolution, The Chris Rock Show, Hip Hop Legends, The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper’s Delight, Hip Hop Massive
TV Shows Hip-Hop Evolution, The Chris Rock Show
Fact
1 Performs the rap portion of Chaka Khan’s 1984 hit “I Feel For You.”
2 Former lead rapper for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
3 Legendary MC from the early days of hip-hop.

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
The Rack Pack 2016 performer: “White Lines Don’t Do It” – uncredited / writer: “White Lines Don’t Do It” – uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Fresh Dressed 2015 Documentary writer: “The Message” – as Melvin Glover
Genesis: Together and Apart 2014 TV Movie documentary writer: “The Message”
Think Like a Man Too 2014 performer: “White Lines” – as Grandmaster Melle Mel / writer: “White Lines” – as Melvin Glover
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards 2014 TV Special performer: “The Message” / writer: “The Message”
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 performer: “White Lines Don’t Do It” / performer: “White Lines re-recorded master” – as Grandmaster Melle Mel / writer: “White Lines Don’t Do It”, “White Lines re-recorded master” – as Melvin Glover
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: “The Message”
I Want My Name Back 2011 Documentary performer: “World Tour”
I Melt with You 2011 performer: “White Lines Don’t Do It” / writer: “White Lines Don’t Do It” – as Melvin Glover
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay 2008 writer: “Check Yo Self Remix” – as Melvin Glover
Littleman 2006 writer: “The Message” – as Melvin Glover
Everybody Hates Chris TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2006 writer – 1 episode, 2005
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: “The Message” / writer: “The Message”
White Chicks 2004 writer: “White Girls” – as Melvin Glover
Mean Girls 2004 as Melvin Glover, “Fire”
Cold Case 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Shaun of the Dead 2004 as Glover, “White Lines”
American Wedding 2003 writer: “The Message” – as Melvin Glover
I Love the ’80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
25th Hour 2002 performer: “White Lines Don’t Don’t Do It” / writer: “White Lines Don’t Don’t Do It” – as Melvin Glover
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 2002 Video Game “I’m a Star”
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: “The Message” / writer: – as Glover / writer: “The Message”
Paid in Full 2002 performer: “Grndmza”, “Round by Round”, “Blaze” / writer: “Grndmza”, “Round by Round”, “Blaze” – as Melvin Glover
Gilmore Girls 2002 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Empire 2002 performer: “White Lines Don’t Don’t Do It”
Glitter 2001 writer: “The Message”
In Too Deep 1999 writer: “Quiet Storm Remix” – as M. Glover
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie performer: “8th Wonder”, “The Message”, “Rapper’s Delight” – uncredited / writer: “The Message” – uncredited
Doctor Dolittle 1998 performer: “Ain’t Nothin’ But a Party” – as Grand Master Melle Mel
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 performer: “White Lines” – as Grandmaster Melle Mel / writer: “White Lines” – as Melvin Glover
Basquiat 1996 performer: “White Lines” – as GrandMaster Flash Melle Mel / writer: “White Lines” – as Melvin Glover
Top of the Pops TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1995 writer – 1 episode, 1995
Above the Rim 1994 as Grand Master Melle Mei, “Anything”
Black to the Promised Land 1992 Documentary “Back on the Block”
The Freshman 1990 writer: “NEW YORK, NEW YORK” – as Melvin Glover
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 1989 performer: “What’s The Matter With Your World” – as Mele Mel / writer: “What’s The Matter With Your World” – as Mele Mel
Miami Vice TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1985 writer – 1 episode, 1985
Black Hollywood 1984 TV Movie documentary writer: “The Message”
Beat Street 1984 performer: “Beat Street Breakdown” / writer: “Beat Street Breakdown”
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: The Message 1983 Video short performer: “The Message” / writer: “The Message”
Downtown 81 1981 performer: “Rapture”

Actor

Title Year Status Character
Vamp Bikers Dos 2015 Thunder
The Lost Book Of Rap 2013 Short Grand Master
California Dreamers 2013 Muscle Mel
Kings of Hip Hop: The Founders 2004 Video
Who’s the Man? 1993 Delroy (as Grand Master Melle Mel)
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 1989 Rap Man #1 (as Melvin Glover)

Thanks

Title Year Status Character
Downtown 81 1981 thanks

Self

Title Year Status Character
G-Funk Documentary filming
Check the Rhyme 2016 Documentary Himself
Hip-Hop Evolution 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hip-Hop Evolution 2016 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself – Musical Support
2015 MTV Video Music Awards 2015 TV Special Himself – Performer
Hustlers Convention 2015 Documentary Himself
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself
Sample This 2012 Documentary Himself
The Big Picture 2012 TV Series Himself
Unsung 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Reach Around Radio 2012 TV Series Himself
The Trouble with Cali 2012 Himself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary Himself
I Want My Name Back 2011 Documentary Himself
Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation 2011 TV Movie documentary
American Revolutionaries: DMC 2011 TV Movie Himself
2009 Soul Train Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Mo’Nique Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown 2008 TV Special Himself – Announcer (as Mele Mel)
Hip Hop Legends 2007 Video
Chappelle’s Show 2006 TV Series Himself
The Man Whose Arms Exploded 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2005 TV Movie Himself – Honoree (as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)
Hip-Hop Honors 2004 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Himself
Rap: Looking for the Perfect Beat 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Word 1994 TV Series Himself
Here Come the Drums 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Soul Train 1983-1990 TV Series documentary Himself – Guest / Himself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones 1990 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1990 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Grandmaster Melle Mel)
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself (as Grandmaster Melle Mel)
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
Beat Street 1984 Himself (as Grandmaster Melle Mel)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: The Message 1983 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Beef II 2004 Video documentary Himself
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege – Unholy Alliance: A Retrospective 2004 Video documentary short Rap Man #1 (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series Himself