Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 15, 1961
FactPerforms the rap portion of Chaka Khan's 1984 hit "I Feel For You."


Melle Mel (born Melvin Glover on May 15, 1961) is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known as a pioneer of the hip-hop genre and for his work with the rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Glover began his career as a breakdancer and graffiti artist before joining Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 1978. The group’s 1982 single “The Message” is considered one of the most influential songs in hip-hop history.

After the group’s dissolution in 1985, Melle Mel pursued a solo career with moderate success. He released several albums throughout the 1990s and 2000s, including 1988’s No More Words and 2001’s The Truth Hurts.

Melle Mel has been credited as a major influence on the development of hip-hop. He was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in 2007.

As of 2021, Melle Mel’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

General Info

Full NameMelle Mel
Date Of BirthMay 15, 1961
ProfessionRecord producer, Rapper, Actor, Disc jockey, White Lines, Message II, On Lock
EducationSamuel Gompers High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SiblingsAugust Darnell

Accomplishments

AwardsGrammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Music GroupsGrandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
NominationsKids' 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
MoviesPolice Academy 6: City Under Siege, Hip Hop Legends, The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delight, Hip Hop Massive
TV ShowsHip-Hop Evolution, The Chris Rock Show

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Performs the rap portion of Chaka Khan's 1984 hit "I Feel For You."
2Former lead rapper for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
3Legendary MC from the early days of hip-hop.

Pictures

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rack Pack2016performer: "White Lines Don't Do It" - uncredited / writer: "White Lines Don't Do It" - uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fresh Dressed2015Documentary writer: "The Message" - as Melvin Glover
Genesis: Together and Apart2014TV Movie documentary writer: "The Message"
Think Like a Man Too2014performer: "White Lines" - as Grandmaster Melle Mel / writer: "White Lines" - as Melvin Glover
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards2014TV Special performer: "The Message" / writer: "The Message"
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013performer: "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 Rap2012Documentary writer: "The Message"
I Want My Name Back2011Documentary performer: "World Tour"
I Melt with You2011performer: "White Lines Don't Do It" / writer: "White Lines Don't Do It" - as Melvin Glover
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay2008writer: "Check Yo Self Remix" - as Melvin Glover
Littleman2006writer: "The Message" - as Melvin Glover
Everybody Hates ChrisTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "The Message" / writer: "The Message"
White Chicks2004writer: "White Girls" - as Melvin Glover
Mean Girls2004as Melvin Glover, "Fire"
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shaun of the Dead2004as Glover, "White Lines"
American Wedding2003writer: "The Message" - as Melvin Glover
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
25th Hour2002performer: "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 42002Video Game "I'm a Star"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game performer: "The Message" / writer: - as Glover / writer: "The Message"
Paid in Full2002performer: "Grndmza", "Round by Round", "Blaze" / writer: "Grndmza", "Round by Round", "Blaze" - as Melvin Glover
Gilmore Girls2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Empire2002performer: "White Lines Don't Don't Do It"
Glitter2001writer: "The Message"
In Too Deep1999writer: "Quiet Storm Remix" - as M. Glover
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV Movie performer: "8th Wonder", "The Message", "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited / writer: "The Message" - uncredited
Doctor Dolittle1998performer: "Ain't Nothin' But a Party" - as Grand Master Melle Mel
Grosse Pointe Blank1997performer: "White Lines" - as Grandmaster Melle Mel / writer: "White Lines" - as Melvin Glover
Basquiat1996performer: "White Lines" - as GrandMaster Flash Melle Mel / writer: "White Lines" - as Melvin Glover
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Above the Rim1994as Grand Master Melle Mei, "Anything"
Black to the Promised Land1992Documentary "Back on the Block"
The Freshman1990writer: "NEW YORK, NEW YORK" - as Melvin Glover
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege1989performer: "What's The Matter With Your World" - as Mele Mel / writer: "What's The Matter With Your World" - as Mele Mel
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Black Hollywood1984TV Movie documentary writer: "The Message"
Beat Street1984performer: "Beat Street Breakdown" / writer: "Beat Street Breakdown"
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: The Message1983Video short performer: "The Message" / writer: "The Message"
Downtown 811981performer: "Rapture"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vamp Bikers Dos2015Thunder
The Lost Book Of Rap2013ShortGrand Master
California Dreamers2013Muscle Mel
Kings of Hip Hop: The Founders2004Video
Who's the Man?1993Delroy (as Grand Master Melle Mel)
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege1989Rap Man #1 (as Melvin Glover)

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Downtown 811981thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
G-FunkDocumentary filming
Check the Rhyme2016DocumentaryHimself
Hip-Hop Evolution2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hip-Hop Evolution2016DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Hustlers Convention2015DocumentaryHimself
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself
Sample This2012DocumentaryHimself
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Reach Around Radio2012TV SeriesHimself
The Trouble with Cali2012Himself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself
I Want My Name Back2011DocumentaryHimself
Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation2011TV Movie documentary
American Revolutionaries: DMC2011TV MovieHimself
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown2008TV SpecialHimself - Announcer (as Mele Mel)
Hip Hop Legends2007Video
Chappelle's Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Man Whose Arms Exploded2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHimself - Honoree (as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
Rap: Looking for the Perfect Beat1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Word1994TV SeriesHimself
Here Come the Drums1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soul Train1983-1990TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest / Himself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1990TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Grandmaster Melle Mel)
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself (as Grandmaster Melle Mel)
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Beat Street1984Himself (as Grandmaster Melle Mel)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: The Message1983Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beef II2004Video documentaryHimself
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Unholy Alliance: A Retrospective2004Video documentary shortRap Man #1 (uncredited)
Top of the Pops1995TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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