Yesterday it was announced that Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five’s single “The Message” would be the inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. In order for a song to even be considered for induction it must be at least 25 years old; this will be the first hip-hop recording to receive the honor.
According to AllHipHop.com, Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, states: “The Recording Academy is dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music and sound through the decades. We are especially honored to welcome this year’s selection of some of the most influential recordings of the last century. Marked by both cultural and historical significance, these works truly have influenced and inspired audiences for generations, and we are thrilled to induct them into our growing catalog of outstanding recordings.”
The single was also the the title of Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five’s debut album in 1982. This is not the first time the crew has made history: In 2007 Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five became the first hip-hop group to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Peep the video for “The Message” above.