Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message (Sugarhill Records)

Deceased at the early age of 28, Robert Keith ‘Keef Cowboy’ Wiggins is remembered as one of The Furious Five, along with Melvin ‘Grandmaster Melle Mel’ Glover, his brother (Nathaniel ‘The Kidd Creole’ Glover, Jr.), Eddie ‘Mr. Ness/Scorpio’ Morris and Guy Todd ‘Rahiem’ Williams. In other words, the five Rappers who, together with DJ Grandmaster Flash, turned themselves into one of the most significant forces in the maturation of Hip-Hop, with their strong lyricism blended with turntablism over Breakbeat rhythm patterns.
They are most remembered for the seminal ‘Freedom’, soon after followed by ‘The Message’…

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