Thursday, September 30, 2004

Hip Hop In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five have made this year's ballot for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. They are the first hip hop group to get nominated, and it's a well deserved sign of the times. 25 years after they released the classic scratch happy single Adventures Of Flash On The Wheels of Steel, with it's mad cuts between Chic and Blondie and Queen, hip hop is a dominant force in modern popular music. This song blew me away back in the day, and it still makes me smile today - especially when you consider that it was all done with vinyl and turntables - not a sampler in sight!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loooong overdue...a turning point in the history of modern music and culture and an event that should be in every kids history book...congrats to GMF!

Tmini

beez said...

"They are the first hip hop group to get nominated". I knew it was bad in there but not that bad. I figured Kurtis Blow and Run DMC were probably in there already. I wonder if Harry Allen is still running a Hiphop Hall Of Fame? I know he started one in the 90s.