Furious Five

Greatly Appreciated

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five  were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1976.  Composed of one DJ (Grandmaster Flash) and five rappers known informally as the Furious Five (Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole, Keef Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, and Rahiem), the group’s use of turntablism, break-beat deejaying, and conscious lyricism were significant in the early development of hip hop music.  (More from Wikipedia)
Meanwhile, Lightning Strike sends up tinges of hip hop throughout the album and covers a Furious Five classic, Beat Street” as their first single.  “Get Ready” starts the Lightning Strike album off as a serious party, and “Beatbox International” is one of several songs that references hip hop culture.
(September 2016)
Last edited: March 22, 2021