Grandmaster Flash Finally Addresses the Grandmas Who Keep Accidentally Tagging Him on Facebook

Grandmaster Flash
Inductee Joseph Saddler, who is known as "Grandmaster Flash," gestures backstage at the 22nd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York March 12, 2007. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Suppose you're a grandma. Suppose you're an especially web-savvy grandma who uses Facebook to keep in touch with your grandchildren. Now, suppose you want to tag yourself—"Grandma Susan," or whatever—in a Facebook post or photo. You go for the "@" key, you type in "G-R-A-N-D-M-A," and—what's that? That's Facebook's auto-tag function, popping up to help save you from typing another six letters, and the first six results invariably include the official fanpage of early 1980s hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash.

The bizarre and bizarrely funny trend of grandmas inadvertently tagging Grandmaster Flash is now being lovingly documented by Love, Grampa and Grandmaster Flash, a Tumblr that hearkens back to the golden age of Tumblrs documenting funny albeit innocent social media phenomena (let's say early 2011). Here's a small sampling of many:

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BuzzFeed picked up on the blog yesterday, which seems to have prompted an official reply from the now-56-year-old rapper. "It's true I get a lot of posts from Grandmas," he wrote on Facebook. "Hilarious now I know why --- Respect Grandma and Grandpa. P.S. This is Hip Hop!"

A bit softer than "Don't push me cuz I'm close to the edge / I'm trying not to lose my head," but befitting of a guy who's suddenly been made into every Facebook user's grandma, we guess. 

Scroll the full Tumblr here.