H istory remembers the South Bronx in the s as an urban catastrophe; the ground zero of a city in crisis. Unemployment and poverty were sky-high, as was crime, overwhelming police precincts and fire stations that were squeezed by austerity. Whole blocks were reduced to ghost towns as cynical landlords torched their unsellable properties for insurance money. Touring the rubble in , Ronald Reagan compared the neglected neighbourhood to London during the blitz.
January 1, age 63 Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies. Hip hop , old school hip hop. He is considered as one of the pioneers of hip hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. Flash created the Quick Mix Theory which allowed him to seamlessly loop any part of a song using two copies of the same record, a technique that is now known as Beat-Juggling and punch phrasing, in addition to establishing new scratching techniques. His group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame in , becoming the first hip hop artists to be so honored.
‘The Message’ by Grandmaster Flash Is Still Relevant Today [Video]
It was released as a single by Sugar Hill Records on July 1, and was later featured on the group's first studio album, The Message. Featuring alternating lead vocals by Melle Mel and Ed " Duke Bootee " Fletcher, the song's lyrics describe the stress of inner city poverty:. A , and Rage Against the Machine. Canadian band Crystal Castles sampled parts of this song for their track titled "Magic Spells". Genesis drummer and lead singer Phil Collins , along with Grammy Award winning producer Hugh Padgham , described in the release The Genesis Songbook how "The Message" helped shape the hook of the band's hit single " Mama ".
Posted by jamfis11 in Uncategorized. C1 Group 4. In many ways the music video reinforces the archetypes of hip-hop that were set in the lyrics and instrumental of the song. The video mainly focuses on the poor state of New York, for example one of the first shots shows a mid-shot of a block of apartments, which then zooms out to reveal a huge area of rubble.