Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Formed 1976. Disbanded 1988
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
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1976
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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Biography (Wikipedia)

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1976. Composed of one DJ (Grandmaster Flash) and five rappers (Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole, Keef Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, and Rahiem), the group's use of turntablism, break-beat deejaying, and conscious lyricism were significant in the early development of hip hop music.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five initially built their reputation performing at parties and live shows in the mid-1970s and achieved local success. By the time the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" was released, the group realized the potential of cutting records and signed with various labels until staying with Sugar Hill Records. Under Sugar Hill Records, the group rose to prominence in the early 1980s with their first hit "Freedom" (1980). It was not until the release of "The Message" (1982) and the album of the same name that they achieved mainstream success.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five would eventually break up 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. Afterward, they disbanded permanently. Today the group's legacy continues on as Grandmaster's Furious Five with only Melle Mel and Scorpio as remaining members.

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The Message
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The Message
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The Message (Soulboss & O. Norstad Remix)
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The Message (Soulboss & O. Norstad Remix)
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Adventures On The Wheels of Steel
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Adventures On The Wheels of Steel
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The Message (snippet)
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The Message (snippet)
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It's Nasty
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It's Nasty
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New York New York
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New York New York
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The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel
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The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel
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New York New York
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New York New York
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Scorpio
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Scorpio
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The Message
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