- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five laid the outline for Hip Hop to ultimately come to fruition.
Shaped in 1978 by Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole, Keef Cowboy, Scorpio, and Rahiem, the historic gathering proceeded to deliver perhaps the top Hip Hop tunes ever — 1982’s “The Message” — which has been inspected many occasions by specialists like Ice Cube, Diddy, and the late Tupac Shakur.
Three years earlier, The Sugarhill Gang had effectively left a mark on the world when their 1979 melody “Rapper’s Delight” turned into the primary rap single to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, establishing their place in music history. More than 40 years later, Hip Hop is a worldwide marvel and perpetual piece of traditional culture.
Recently, Scorpio composed an energetic letter asking Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to book a Verzuz occasion with the two spearheading craftsmen.
In a new meeting with HipHopDX, Scorpio said he feels Verzuz is quite possibly the main stage to arise since Soul Train and BET. He needs the opportunity to show the reality where Hip Hop got its beginning. “This is really for us, by us,” he says. “I’m not talking racial. I’m simply talking social shrewd. It’s anything but when we required it most. I prefer to do the Verzuz, then, at that point, perform at the Grammys.
The Grammys has their place. However, Verzuz is genuinely grassroots, and you can advise it’s for individuals, it’s by individuals, and what will be will be. In case you’re acceptable, you’re acceptable — and on the off chance that you wack, you wack. They’ll tell you [laughs].” After DX ran the first story, the post exploded and was covered by incalculable distributions, getting Swizz Beatz’s consideration simultaneously.