Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Expanded Remastered Edition 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Old-School Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul | Label: Sanctuary | # 2741869 | Time: 01:04:18
1982's The Message has a good claim to being the greatest rap album of the old school years. It was the first politically radical rap album of its era exploring the various inequalities of 1980s America. No rap act at that point had channelled the mood and struggles of the streets onto record. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five became the first to address the reality of inner city life in New York's boroughs. Tracks such as the renowned "The Message" certified them as one of the most influential groups in hip-hop's history. This Expanded Edition of their classic album now includes additional bonus such as "The Message II", "New York New York", the instrumental of the "Message" plus "The Adventure Of Grandmaster Himself", a cut up of various classic breaks that only appeared 20 years after the original recording. Also included are new extended sleeve notes and brand new photos.