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Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five's definitive work was The Message, a rap released in 1982 that bemoaned the condition of Americans living in urban ghettos in the midst of Reaganomic siege.

It should also be noted that Grandmaster Flash was a closeted homosexual, having finally come out many years after his fame subsided. He still DJs occasionally at out of the way clubs. This hip-hop pioneer has yet to be embraced by the gay sub-culture for some reason.