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Today in NYC History: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Release "The Message" (1982)

The Message” is one of those rare songs that wake the world up. On July 1, 1982, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five released what would become one of the iconic songs of early hip-hop, a hit that sounds fresh and true 33 years later. 250 more words

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beat street re-union in black and white

Its been 30 years since the film beat street emerged.. Hip hop was a new concept. The bronx was burning. Poverty was everywhere.Out of the rubble rose the culture of hip hop. 256 more words

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Superior Viaduct to Reissue Classic 12"s From Dance-Punk Pioneers Liquid Liquid | Music News

Superior Viaduct to Reissue Classic 12″s From Dance-Punk Pioneers Liquid Liquid | Music News

by Drew Porras

Ever heard the music of Liquid Liquid? Sure you have! 320 more words

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Takeaway #10: Protecting Customers and FreeCash Flow with GrandMaster Flash and the Furious 5

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‘cuz it’s all about money, ain’t a damn thing funny

You got to have a con in this land of milk and honey

Furious Five… 191 more words

The Furious Five Drama Between Group Members Continues

This week one of the members of The Furious Five blasted Grandmaster Flash by claiming that the iconic deejay never contributed to the group’s music, including their 1982 hit record, “The Message.” 627 more words

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Hip-Hop Spotlight: Professor DaddyO on Melle Mel's claim that Grandmaster Flash is the Milli Vanilli of Hip-Hop

Professor Daddy-O of the legendary Hip-Hop group Stetsasonic addresses claims that Hip-Hop pioneer DJ, Grandmaster Flash is the Milli Vanilli of Hip-Hop by former group-mates including the legendary emcee Melle Mel (who just turned 54 on May 15th). 916 more words

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