Grandmaster Flash with His First Album after 20 yearsMarch 3rd, 2009 - 3:09 am ICT by GD
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, a band that was formed in the late 70’s in the streets of New York are finally set to release their first studio album, “The Bridge” in more than 20 years.
Grandmaster Flash along, with other big names of hip-hop music like Afrika Bambatta, were the pioneers of turntable music. They were the ones to set up the tones of hip-hop music with the innovation of breaks while playing the turn table. Grandmaster Flash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2007 at the age of 51 years.
About this upcoming album, Grandmaster says, “I think what I wanted to do when I made this album, “The Bridge,” I wanted to make this in the mind of a DJ set”.
To put up this album Grandmaster did a lot of experimenting, as in taking intellectual world tours and like listening to the MCs from Japan, Africa, Sweden, France and Spain. This was done mainly for the purpose of diffusing an international feel to the album. For the hip-hop element, he took a well-known MC and paired him with an unknown one, “without an unsigned artist, my record would be incomplete” says Grandmaster.
For every track that was written Grandmaster would burn a CD and jump into his car listen to it repeatedly. Then he would think that getting Snoop Dog for the track, with Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes playing for the track would be great.
“To be able to create my own company and my first album after 20 years, feels wonderful” says Grandmaster.
The album is will be out on 3rd March, make sure you get one for yourself.
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