Grandmaster Flash - The message (12 inch)


‘The Message’ has rightly been hailed as hip-hop’s first overtly political expression, with sharply observed scenes of New York at its broken-down worst voiced by lead Furious Five rapper Grandmaster Melle Mel. Less discussed is the fantastically likable musical backing, with the squelchy synth riff that’s now completely burned into the collective pop music consciousness, and it’s stiff’n’funky drum machine beat.

2 track 12 inch version with instrumental on the flip

Second hand copy VG+

1 in stock