Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message.

In the Summer of 1982 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five released one of the most important Hip-Hop songs of all-time. The single peaked at Number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. It’s a rare case of the chart position being completely unimportant.

The song sent waves through school playgrounds. Even kids that didn’t like music knew the song was onto something. It altered fashion and attitudes to Hip-Hop, (which was a newish medium back then). Mixing hard hitting lyrics with Pop sensibility and way beyond the song is today credited as a total classic. That whole ‘Don’t push me ’cause I’m close to the edge’ still resonates today, I guess it always will. A stone cold classic…



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