March 13, 2007

“The shot heard ’round the world was fired from the South Bronx.”

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Message
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - Rap City Freestyle (courtesy of On Smash)

Hip-Hop is Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll is Hip-Hop.

If you needed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five to prove that fact, you need to OPEN YOUR EARS and EYES. Everything is everything. Congrats to the whole crew. Biochemical Slang would also like to take this opportunity to shout out Rock 'n' Roll Nigg** Number One, Patti Smith.

Biochemical Slang Conspiracy Theory Alert - With rap music sales in a record slump, did the TI's decide to let a rap group into the hall of fame to boost rap's credibility as an artform?

With Hip-Hop becoming 3 minute up-close-and-personal-with-Robin-Leech made-for-BET jingles, Biochemical Slang wants to know: Where is TODAY'S MESSAGE?


Anonymous Evorgleb said...

We have been covering the story of Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five for some time now over at Highbrid Nation and I'm extremely happy to see them reconized for what they contributed to the music industry. Them being inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of fame is such a milestone. Its a proud day for hip hop.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Baby Grandpa said...

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Remember Flash on the wheels of steel in his kitchen? Yep, that's in Fab5Freddy's 'Wild Style'. I was 11 years old when they released 'The Message' in 1982. I can't describe the feeling i got when i first heard them... A great post with some superb music, Vik!

Baby Grandpa

12:38 PM  
Blogger thisistomorrow said...

hi there
i discovered your blog and will check it out from now on...
i also added your link on my little blog, it would be great if you could do the same...

5:03 PM  
Blogger vik said...

evorgleb and bg - yeah, it's great to see the ol school gettin the props for layin the FOUNDATION.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Evorgleb said...

I'm still buzzing off of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five being inducted into the Rock of Roll Hall of Fame. It was so big for me when we got to interview Grandmaster Mele Mel over at Highbrid Nation. As a person who grew up on hip hop, I'm just glad to see it being respected.

12:30 PM  

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