Grandmaster & melle mel - white lines (don't don't do it) - Grandmaster Flash - White Lines (Don t Do It) (1983.

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"The Message" was a breakthrough in hip-hop, taking the music from party anthems to street-level ghetto blues. It began as a poem by schoolteacher Bootee; Sugar Hill boss Robinson decided to make it a rap record with Melle Mel of the Furious Five. Said Flash in 1997, "I hated the fact that it was advertised as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, because the only people on the record were Mel and Duke Bootee." But the song, driven by its signature future-shock synth riff and grim lyrics about urban decay, became an instant sensation on New York's hip-hop radio. "It played all day, every day," Flash said. "It put us on a whole new level."

 · He was part of the pioneering hip hop collective Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, the first rappers to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of ...

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After releasing a trip of albums, plus mid-sized hits including “Sign of the Times,” “Style (Peter Gunn Theme),” and “U Know What Time It Is” in the mid ‘80s, the original Furious Five reunited at a 1987 charity concert at Madison Square Garden headlined by Paul Simon . After a rapturous reception, they reformed in the studio for a new album, On the Strength . The album was largely ignored upon release, and the group’s popularity waned. Aside from a brief reunion during a 1994 package tour of rap artists, their days as a hot hip hop act were finished.

The students at the Community 55 elementary school are extremely excited to have the recording studio, in addition to having the chance to work with Grandmaster Caz and Grandmaster Melle Mel.

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