(Photo Credit; Rolling Stone Magazine, December 2012 Issue, Location Irrelevant, USA.)
Posted: by T.F.M. Staff / Written: by Jim F. December 5, 2012.
Hip-hop has always been about the message, now Rolling Stone magazine has certified it. In the magazine’s first ever rap-oriented best-of list, a blue-ribbon panel of experts judged Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s 1982 track, “The message,” to be the greatest hip-hop song of all time. The groundbreaking song crowns the mag’s list of 50 top rap tracks in history. Rolling Stone called it “the first to tell, with hip hop’s rhythm and vocal force, the truth about modern inner-city life in America.” The piece rose from the raw experience of pioneering rappers in the South Bronx and paved the way for all politicized hip-hop to come...
list of 50 hip-hop songs will appear in the latest issue of Rolling Stone,
which hits stands December 7th, 2012.
Rolling Stone’s Top 10
Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time:
“The Message” – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Delight” – Sugarhill Gang
Rock” – Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force
M.C.’s” – Run-DMC
Playing Tricks on Me” – Geto Boys
But a ‘G’ Thang” – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg