The Message – Grandmaster Flash (1982)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, The Message by the Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. The record was released in 1982, on the Sugarhill record label and has been reworked into a modern day rapper, rapping into his microphone.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of the Grandmaster Flash, Hip Hop Music, Rap, Rapping  or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: The Message
Media Artist/s: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Record Label: Sugarhill
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Funk / Soul / Hip Hop

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Additional information about this, Grandmaster flash & The Furious Five vinyl art.

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Artist

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was 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, The Kidd Creole (not to be confused with Kid Creole), Keef Cowboy, Scorpio and Rahiem. The group’s use of turntablism, breakbeat DJing, and conscious lyricism were significant in the early development of hip hop music. In the late 1970s, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five built their reputation and achieved local success by performing at parties and live shows. By 1980, the group had signed with Sugar Hill Records. Under Sugar Hill Records, the group rose to prominence in the early 1980s with their first hit “Freedom”. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five split into two separate groups, due to differences, until a brief reunion in 1987 led to the release of the original line-up’s second album On the Strength. Afterwards, they disbanded permanently. Today, the group’s legacy continues as Grandmaster’s Furious Five with only Melle Mel and Scorpio as remaining members. The group are widely regarded as one of the greatest groups of all time.

The Message – The Song

‘The Messageis a 1982 hip hop track by the American group, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. The song was their second single from their  album of the same name and it bought them mainstream success. The song provided a political and social commentary and went on to become a driving force behind conscious hip-hop.

The Rapper – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of  a modern day rapper, wearing a baseball cap while rapping into his microphone. 

Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating new music, sound effects, mixes and other creative sounds and beats, typically by using two or more turntables and a cross fader-equipped DJ mixer.


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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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1 review for The Message – Grandmaster Flash (1982)

  1. Darren S. (verified owner)

    looks great and on original Sugerhill label

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