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Edward G. Fletcher, known as Duke Bootee (1951 – January 13, 2021) was an early rapper and hip hop and rap producer, who produced some of the most early and important rap records.

His best known single was "The Message". Produced for Sugar Hill Records, this record featured legendary rapper Melle Mel and Duke Bootee. The label on the record marketed the song as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, although the actual performers were Melle Mel and Duke Bootee.

Later, he collaborated again with Melle Mel on the singles "Message II (Survival)", and "New York New York", in which the latter was credited to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

After concluding his music career in the early 1990s, Duke Bootee obtained teaching certification and became an educator. He died January 13, 2021 of end-stage congestive heart failure.




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