RELEASE
1982
LABEL
Pinnacle
GENRES
Rap, Old-School Rap

Album Review

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five merged the Afrocentric consciousness expressed by such early rappers as Gil Scott-Heron and the Last Poets with b-boy production to create "The Message," an all-time rap anthem. It was the focal point of this LP, which also included "It's Nasty" and "Scorpio," two other strong cuts that might have been winners on their own. Unfortunately, rather than a starting point, this album proved to be their ultimate peak.
Ron Wynn, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. She's Fresh
  2. It's Nasty
  3. Scorpio
  4. It's a Shame
  5. Dreamin'
  6. You Are
  7. The Message