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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five "The Message" Alaska & Emmy Remix (Classic Club)

Tracks 02.10.2020 #CLASSIC CLUB

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CLASSIC CLUB - Alaska & Emmy from South East London, along with legendary PWL producer Tony King, deliver a timely bit of fun for your shows with this poignantly narrated lyric from 1982 by the South Bronx of New York City based Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (Melle Mel should have got a credit there too). The start of what became an artform in music known as "conscious hip-hop" with inspiration from Gil Scott Heron "Who Will Survive in America" James Brown's "Say it Loud (I'm Black and Proud)" (1969), and Billy Paul's "Am I Black Enough for You?" 

Alaska & Emmy weave a little bit of medicine into the groove with the 2020 election saga on a tipping point of maybe the USA breaking the way the USSR separated into divisions in 1991. We shall see because it could also be the spark that will see the UK break ranks into separate nations too. Watch this space and notice how the lyrics of "The Message" still resonate fully 38 years later with Black Lives Matter. The South Bronx New York, South East London to Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington - music can always have a voice with purpose. 

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (Alaska & Emmy Remix - 7A - 119 Classic Club

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