Known best for the influential title track, one of hip-hop’s great singles and a moment that is widely credited with introducing consciousness and politics to rap, ‘The Message’ was the 1982 debut album from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. It also housed the more minor hit ‘Scorpio’, and won critical acclaim for its inventive flows, realist outlook and hard production values.
Artist: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Genre: Hip Hop
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s debut studio album was released on Sugar Hill Records in October 1982 and is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip hop records of all time. The title track, seen as an offshoot of funk upon its release, has since been credited with re-calibrating the direction of hip hop and was hailed the Number 1 greatest hip hop song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. This limited expanded edition features bonus tracks and instrumentals pressed on 180g Sugar Hill Blue vinyl and also commemorates the 40th Anniversary of Sugarhill Records.
About the artist
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978. The group's members were Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Kidd Creole, Keef Cowboy, Scorpio, and Rahiem.
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