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$1.5 Million

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Melle-Mel Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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.

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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
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 performer: "I'm a Star"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game 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
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
Beat Street1984performer: "Beat Street Breakdown" / writer: "Beat Street Breakdown"
Downtown 811981performer: "Rapture"



The Lost Book Of Rap2013Short post-productionGrand Master
Vamp Bikers DOS2015Thunder
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)



Downtown 811981thanks



Check the Rhyme2016DocumentaryHimself
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 MovieHimself
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)
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Beat Street1984Himself (as Grandmaster Melle Mel)

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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

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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.

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