Grandmaster Melle Mel’s career involves a lot of firsts. He was a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5, the first rap group to be inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. He won the first ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his work with Quincy Jones. He was part of the Three MC’s, the first emcee group as it relates to rap today and believe me, the list goes on. Aside from being a pioneer in a genre that has redefined modern culture, Mel’s lyrics were some of the first in hip-hop to really address the things that were going on in the real world. He was really the first MC to talk about social consciousness.
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