Monday, February 26, 2007

Grandmaster Flash to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Hip Hop culture will be forever immortalized in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12th. New York City’s own Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be the first rap group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. These legends will finally be inducted after 25 years, with rock super-groups’ R.E.M. & Van Halen.

Mele Mel, writer of the monumental single, The Message, two-time Grammy Award winner and the front man for the Furious Five states, “Hip Hop is long overdue to get its proper recognition with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I’m proud to be finally recognized for the achievements we’ve made within the music industry & pop culture and not just be recognized as Hip Hop pioneers.”

Today, Mele Mel is still active on the Hip Hop scene with consistent shows both locally and abroad. Mel also recently released his independent solo album, “Muscles” and is rumored to be joining the WWE. You can also find more information on Mele Mel at www.melemel.net.

2 comments:

Evorgleb said...

I'm still buzzing off of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five being inducted into the Rock of Roll Hall of Fame. It was so big for me when we got to interview Grandmaster Mele Mel over at Highbrid Nation. As a person who grew up on hip hop, I'm just glad to see it being respected.

Mickie said...

It's great to see more genres being embraced by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and to see people receive their due respects. Take care and keep on rockin' Mickie