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 ghetto
s in the midst of Reagan
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.