IS THIS A REAL LIST? For once it's cool to see a southern group (especially one from a town right outside of my hometown), but they are nowhere near the greatest. MTV did'nt give a damn about the south for so long NOW they want to kiss our ass.
Geto Boys over Underground Kingz anyday (and I like UGK). Also what about TRU (could also be considerd a West Coast group) and 2 Live Cru. Hell even Goodie Mob and Arrested Development.
I got mad respect for the pioneers of hiphop profanity and opening America's eyes to the gang culture. I'm a huge Ice Cube fan, always has been. But it can be argued that nothing good came out of gangsta rap. Except for the fact that I got fake ass wanna-be bloods in my city.
No question they had like the biggest impact on the music. I just didn'y agree with their message. Good seeing you bro!
On behalf of the West Coast I would like to apologize to the city of New York and other cities nation wide for the fake a$$ bloods and crips copying LA gangs.
Just apologize for Tim Dawg and P-Diddy and we shall call it even.
Yean Tim Dogg jumped the gun with them comments he made back then saying F Compton was childish and it backfire on him. P diddy, Puffy, Puff Daddy, Sean John, Mr. "I don't have any business touching a microphone Combs" owes me an apology for impersonating a rapper.
Hip-Hop history was made last night (Mar. 12), as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
As Hip-Hop pioneers, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were one of the first Hip-Hop groups to incorporate deejaying and emceeing in a group.
“We are going in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to represent exactly who we are and what we did,” Melle Mel told AllHipHop.com. “Nas saying that Hip-Hop is dead is 100 percent right,” Mele Mel told AllHipHop.com. “If there's anyone who thinks that we aint worthy to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, well we should do something to prove them us, as well as Hip-Hop does belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
The group consisted of Grandmaster Flash, the DJ and Cowboy, Mele Mel (formerly known as Melle Mel), Kidd Creole, Raheim, and Mr. Ness, the groups MC’s.
The groundbreaking group went on to create such hits as “The Message,” “Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel,” and countless others.
Rap mogul and Def Jam Records president Jay-Z introduced the group during the introduction ceremony.
"Thirty years later rappers have become rock stars, movie stars, leaders, educators, philanthropists, even CEOs," Jay-Z said. "None of this would have been possible without the work of these men."
Formed in the South Bronx, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five have come a long way since their first single “Superrappin” hit the streets in 1979.
The annual event took place at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel and other inductees included R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith, and Van Halen.