Song of the day: Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five- The Message

grandmaster flash the message

In 1982, Sugar Hill Records released a hip hop single with clear social criticism. Melle Mel actually did not want to record the song, since the group was used to making party rap songs, and not to critical songs. Luckily, they decided to record the song. It has been used in many songs as a sample, and even Genesis was influenced by it: the laugh in Mama was inspired by The Message. The song ended on number 8 in the UK chart and number 62 in the US (number 12 in the Hot Dance Club Play). Enjoy

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five- The Message

Posted on May 30, 2015, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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