In 1978, five rappers in the South Bronx formed a crew, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, which became one of the most influential hip-hop collectives of all time. Its signature song, “The Message,” runs an epic seven minutes, is anchored by the strongest MC of the clan, Melle Mel, and deals head-on with the tough issues affecting the band’s neighborhood at the time. While Flash won't be at B.B.'s tonight, you'll still get to see Grandmaster Melle Mel, Scorpio, the Kidd Creole and Rahiem play all the hits ("White Lines," "It's Nasty"). Should be a blast. Check out TONY's list of the 50 greatest NYC hip-hop artists, featuring the Furious Five.
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