Rolling Stone unveils top 50 hip-hop songs of all time: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's 'The Message' is No. 1
Rolling Stone's "50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time" includes songs by (from l.) Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z and Eminem. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/rolling-stone-unveils-top-50-hip-hop-songs-time-article-1.1214199
NWA, or Nigga With Attitude, is one of the most influential group in Hip Hop, not because entirely of their persona, but the undiluted streetness that they protrude in their lyrics and songs. Their careers took on a greater influence on hip hop separately than they had ever influenced it together.
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message. A lot of so-called scholars/pundits associate the origins of hip hop with promoting materialism, violence, etc. Creators know that hip hop is a movement created to transform material conditions while developing new forms of effective conflict resolution. Only when corporate pirates came to town did the *message of hiphop change. The element of rap may be exploited-dead but hip hop (like jazz) will never end~~it evolves and it goes…