Jay-Z to Induct Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12

flash-furious-5.jpgGrandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will become the first hip-hop artists to be accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12. Billboard.com reports that Def Jam president Jay-Z will induct the group at the ceremony which will air live on VH1. Flash and Furious Five members Melle Mel, Cowboy, Kid Creole, Scorpio and Raheim are being honored for their early contributions to hip-hop, including their groundbreaking song “The Message” and pioneering the use of two turntables and a mixer. The group was snubbed by the Hall of Fame twice before, in 2005 and 2006.

  • Middle-Man

    1st bitchs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jacquez
  • 2nd Dummies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2nd Dummies!!!!!

  • BIG ROB

    It’s about time.

  • bull

    this is a good look for hip hop!

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    wow

  • DC’s finest

    Jus think, hip-hop was alive when those guys were first started mcing. Then it was in its prime when Jay and Nas came up. Now its six feet under ground(with no flowers).
    We miss u hip-hop……

  • Lock_Down

    wat tookem so long

  • http://xxlmag.com TerrorTwinz 07

    Jay z is everywhere.I’m as lazy as Jay but why don’t I reak the benefits?I don’t promote any def jam artists either I deserve a pay check lol.Truest shit on this post,truest shit I ever wrote.Congrats 2 the flash but don’t push me cuz Im close to the edge,Im tryin not 2 lose my rep hhahaa.I kno those arent the words but hey Its hiphop.

  • derfla the hus’la

    yah cnn take that……..

  • fuckin cracker

    somebody please tell me, why is a rap artist being inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame?

  • umm……

    umm thats where hip hop came from dumb ass n who else to do it but jay the best in the game

  • http://www.yahoo.com Regina

    First of all they can do what they fucking want and two who do you think started rock and roll so please don’t let me get in your ass about that…

  • fuckin cracker

    who knew rappers started rock and roll? Regina, only asking a question. I wasn’t questioning blacks in the hall of fame, I was questioning why they let rappers in the ROCK AND ROLL hall of fame. Why would you want to get in my ass?

  • fuckin cracker

    Regina, you really need to let go of your hostility, it is no good walking through life with a chip on your shoulder

  • http://NONE KILLA BLACK

    Thats a good look for HipHop, that grand master is going in to the Hall of Fame, big ups too all bronx repers and to the FUTURE OF HIPHOP (myspace.com/blu-black)

  • EReal

    Fuck this.

    We need our own HHHOF.

    FUCK THE RRHOM.

    1 hunned.

  • Notorious BIG

    Looking at all of the people folk were talkin bout frrom Grand master, to Nas to Geto Boys, I am beginning to agree with the hip hop is dead campaign. It seriously is not as good as it used to be. Thse folk had the right combination of substance and style. Now a days its just about style. We need some of these folk to come back man.

  • MARIO

    PLEASE YAW STUPID. NORE HAS NO APPEAL, NOR DOES METH, REDMAN OR DMX. THEY ARE OLD SCHOOL RAPPERS. THEY DONT HAVE TO BE BUT THEY CHOOSE TO BE THAT WAY. EVERYTHING EVOLVES, MUSIC TECHNOLOGY, ECT. THERE ISNT A BIG MARKET OUT THERE THAT MET, DMX, REDMAN OR NORE CAN APPEAL TO. HOW MANY ALBUMS DID EACH OF THEIR LAST ALBUMS SELL? THEY ALL FLOPPED. NOW WITH THIS INTERNET DOWNLOADING AND BOOTLEGGING, A RECORD COMPANY CAN’T AFFORD TO GIVE EVERY SHAKY ARTIST HIGH BUDGETS AND SEVERAL VIDEOS. WHEN KEVIN LYLES AND LYOR COHEN WERE THERE X’S, METH’S, REDMAN, AND METH AND RED’S DOU ALBUMS FLOPPED. DONT BLAME IT ON HOV, THESE GUYS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE NEW EVOLVING GENERATION AND RADIO LISTNERS. THEY HAVE TAKEN MULTIPLE YEAR HIATISES GOING TO HOLLYWOOD AND HAVE NOT BEEN ON ANY MIXED CDS OR REMIXES. THE KIDS THAT BUY CDS THINK THESE GUYS ARE TOO OLD AND CANT RELATE TO THEM. ALL OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED RAPPERS SMOKED CRACK AT ONE TIME. I SMOKE WEED BUT A LABEL IS NO PLACE TO PLAY DICE, SMOKE OR BUY WEED. THATS WHY DEF JAM WAS LOOSING SO MUCH MONEY BECAUSE OF PEEPS TAKING THE THUG STREET LIKE APPROACH TO A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS. WITH THIS THUG MENTALITY, YOU GET GROSS PROFIT LOSS. JUST ABOUT EVERY DEF JAM STREET PROMOTER AND EVEN THE REGIONAL PROMOTION DIRECTORS WERE SELLING PROMO RECORDS TO RECORD STORES. THESE WERE RECORDS THAT WERE SUPPOSE TO GO TO CLUB DJS IN THE CITY. THE PROMOTER WAS SUPPOSE TO GIVE THE RECORD TO THE CLUB DJ, GET HIM TO PLAY IT, AND THEN WATCH THE CLUBS RESPONSE. THEN THE PROMOTER WAS SUPPOSE TO DO FOLLOW UP CALLS TO SEE HOW THE RECORD WAS DOING. THIS NEVER HAPPENED BECAUSE THE WRONG PEEPS WERE GETTING THE RECORDS. IF AN ARTIST DOESNT HAVE THE RADIO, AT LEAST HE CAN HAVE THE CLUB AND THEN PEEPS CAN REQUEST IT ON RADIO. THERE WERE IMPORTANT RECORDS THAT DJS WERE NOT GETTING BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL AT ARMANDS RECORDS IN PHILLY AND OTHER STORES IN OTHER CITIES. THERE WAS A LOT OF CORRUPTION AT DEF JAM AND THERE STILL IS THAT HOV DOESNT EVEN KNOW ABOUT. THE PROMOTION TEAMS DONT EVEN DO THEIR JOBS. THEY SLACK ON PLACEMENT OF POSTERS POSTERS AND OTHER SHIT. THEN YOU HAVE THE RADIO DJS THAT WILL BLAME THE FATE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED MCS ON JAY Z WHEN EVERY DJ KNEW WHEN METHS ALBUM CAME OUT AND DIDNT PLAY ANY OF THE SONGS BUT THEY WILL PLAY WALK IT OUT 30 TIMES/DAY. LETS NOT TALK ABOUT BUDGETS AND VIDEOS BECAUSE LOOK AT HOW MUCH MONEY PUFF SPENT ON ADVERTISEMENT AND HIS ALBUM DID WOOD. HIS ALBUM IS AN OK POP ALBUM THAT HAD A LOT OF PR AND A FEW HITS BUT RADIO SLIGHTED HIM ON PLAYS.MAYBE THIS KEISHA KOLE RECORD MIGHT DO WELL. WITH THAT SIAD DEF JAM CAN NOT AFFORD TO PUT ALL THAT MONEY INTO THE ABOVED MENTIONED RAPPERS BUDGET BECAUE THEY WILL NEVER RECOUP THE FUNDS ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE INTERNET, BOOTLEGGERS AND LACK OF A BUZZ. GET RID OF ALL OF YOU STREET PROMOTIONTEAMS HOV, THEY ARE ALL ON SOME PAYOLLA SHIT ESPECIALLY C NOTE, FORMER NORTH EASTERN REGIONAL OF DEF JAM, FROM PHILADELPHIA.

  • D

    Where you fuckin(cracker) cocksucker – you suckin your grandfathers balls tonite??

  • fuckin cracker

    no D, I am doing your sister in the ass, because her ebt card is over drawn, and she can’t pay for her crack habit any other way. LOL

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