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What's The Word?: Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five: The Message (Sugarhill)

Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 9 October 1982

IN WHICH THE message from the apple-stretching New York would seem to read: don't get caught in a rap rut, move on and expand. Whether the diversity that Flash and his Furious Five display on this LP is purely for commercial gain, as has been suggested in some quarters, or is a genuine musical attempt to widen people's expectations is up for question.

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