This fortnight we go old school, back to 1982, as we listen to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s The Message. These were the days were carrying stereos than guns, baseball caps were tall, and pop stars didn’t try rapping. The album’s title track is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip hop songs of all time and its influential lyrics marked the start of conscious rap.
To help get us in the old school mood, here is a Kurtis Blow with his 1980 hit The Breaks.
Each fortnight Fran and Dave explore a new genre from the Music Tree by choosing an album to represent it. We write about the genre or artist during the fortnight, and post our reviews on Sunday. Want to join the musical adventure? Listen along with our Spotify playlist, and subscribe by clicking the link in the sidebar to get an email every time there’s a new post.