On this day in Hip-Hop history, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five released "The Message" in 1982.
Largely considered one of the first socially conscious hip-hop songs ever written, Rolling Stones' magazine in 2012 voted Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" the number one greatest hip-hop song of all time.
"The Message" cleverly combined elements from R&B, disco, funk, and hip-hop.
The song would eventually reach #4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard chart and become the title track for that October's album. It would influence and inspire many artists to come and would also find itself sampled numerous times. Most notably on Puff Daddy's first single "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" which began as a #1 Billboard hit.
The group would become the first rap group inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
11/20/2018 09:29:41 am
We are planning to hold a little hip hop party in our place hopefully before the end of the year. I am friends with spoken word artists and professional dancers. I think their age is the best fit to run this party. Yes, I really believe this entire era is raised by people of the same age who have been gifted with the same frequency. Had anyone been younger or older then it really won't matter as long as they know their hip hop age by heart.
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