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494. The Message - Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five

(Original album is tracks 1-7)

Brief Background: The Message is the debut album from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The album was released in October of 1982 and was among the first hip-hop LPs. 315 more words

28 days of Black History (Hip Hop Edition): Melle Mel

February 1st

28 days of Black History (Hip Hop Edition): Melle Mel

Every year around this time, we take time out to show our gratitude and pay homage to the many accomplishments that… 338 more words


Miss Info, DJ Kool Herc, Lord Finesse & Melle Mel To Appear At "Song Stories: Tales From The Bronx" Event

Tonight (January 17) Sonos is hosting “Song Stories: Tales from the Bronx” from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Sonos Store in Soho, New York. 91 more words


'White Lines (Don't Do It)' by Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel covered by Silverfish - Magnificent Cover Version No. 33

You can’t fault charismatic London indie punks the Silverfish for their ambition in covering White Lines (Don’t Do It). They take Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel’s early hip-hop classic and give it an unhinged, noise rock spin. 561 more words

Indie Music

Furious One Charged with Murder

“It’s a jungle sometimes.”

One of legendary rap innovators Furious Five, Kidd Creole has been charged with murder, allegedly slipping over the edge and losing his head. 129 more words

Popular Music

Anatomy of THE Groove: "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Staring Grandmaster Melle Mel

Melvin Glover,the Bronx native known as Melle Mel,is known today as one of the first MC’s of hip-hop. He teamed up with another hip-hop innovator in the best known early hip-hop DJ Joseph Sadler-known to most as Grandmaster Flash. 357 more words

Electro Funk

The Sugarhill Gang and Melle Mel on The Jake Brown Show

I spoke with The Sugarhill Gang and Melle Mel on The Jake Brown Show from their dressing room at B.B. King’s. We talk about their tour, new music, Rapper’s Delight, gang then vs now, and much more.

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