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Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5: Flashin' the Message

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 16 November 1982

ALTHOUGH 'THE Message' has been one of the dancefloor world's biggest smashes of 1982, that success does not minimise the actual lyrical content of what may go down in history as the ultimate rap record. Performed by New York/New Jersey based sextet, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5, the rap deals explicitly with some of the problems facing the major urban areas of so-called civilised world.

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