Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Inducted Into Grammy Hall of Fame

(AllHipHop News) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s classic single “The Message” will be the first Hip-Hop recording to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

“The Message” is one of 25 records selected by the Recording Academy’s strict governing body, which reviewed each record for its cultural impact and historical significance.

Additionally, to even be considered, the record in question must be at least 25 years old.

“The Recording Academy is dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music and sound through the decades,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “We are especially honored to welcome this year’s selection of some of the most influential recordings of the last century. Marked by both cultural and historical significance, these works truly have influenced and inspired audiences for generations, and we are thrilled to induct them into our growing catalog of outstanding recordings.”

The Message was also the title of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s debut release for Sugarhill Records.

Upon its release, the group consisted of Grandmaster Melle Mel, Scorpio, Kid Creole, Cowboy, Rahiem and Grandmaster Flash.

In addition to Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s “The Message,” a number of other historical American recordings were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as well.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” the Rolling Stones’ album Exile On Main St and recordings by Mahalia Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Cosby, Leroy Carr and Gene Autrey were also inducted.

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    Congrats to our founding fathers!

  • R_REAL_TALK

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  • More Than Worthy!!!

  • Good Look!
    They deserve it! Especially Melle Mel , he put in major workage!

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  • Zom

    This Is HUGE for Hip Hop!!

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  • GREAT..

  • Todd Williams

    Thank you to everyone who acknowledged our achievements! For those who don’t know the group’s history, perception might have the majority of people believing that Mele mel played a larger role in contributing to the group’s success than other group members. That is not true! Mele Mel didn’t have anything to do with the writing of the “Message” with the exception of the last verse which was initially on one of our earlier recordings called “Super Rappin” in which at the time we recorded “The Message” each group member was given the opportunity to audition to spit the verses that were already written by Ed Fletcher aka Duke Booty. When it was my turn to audition I went in the booth and spit Mel’s rhyme to “Super Rappin” because I thought it fit and Sylvia Robinson wanted to keep my recorded verse but I explained it was Mel’s verse from a previous recording and then she had Mel go in and lay his verse! Not trying to discredit anyone but for the sake of telling the story the way it actually happened I figured it would be a good idea so everyone would know how it actually went down because we all contributed to our group’s success

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