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 Message‘ is 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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