Friday, March 8, 2013

Classic Material: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - Live in Germany (circa 1983)

Fantastic, clear live footage of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five 
in Germany, circa 1983. Here they are performing "The Message." This is the same year Run-DMC's "Sucker MC's" came out which signalled a changing of the guard in rap style, fashion, and music. GMF and company would slowly fade from the hip-hop spotlight, but would return as old school hip-hop would experience a renaissance years later. The Bronx sextet was rightly inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Flash's DJ career also took an upswing as he regularly tours to highly appreciative audiences.