The Showdown: The Sugarhill Gang Vs. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
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On paper, The Showdown: The Sugarhill Gang vs. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five seems like a good idea. Take two of the greatest old-school hip-hop groups, pair off six of their best tracks each, offer commentary and insight from Chuck D and Ice-T, and then see who wins. It's a cute, clever idea, but halfway through the album, it becomes tiring — you no longer find the "boxing match" amusing, you just want to hear the music, especially since the music is so good. Of course, it's possible to program around the sketches, and then you'll just have a really good collection (including a previously unreleased cut from the Sugarhill Gang, "One for the $"), but most listeners will be happier with collections devoted to either artist.
I dont usually write reviews but this cd is just so incredible that I HAD to write a review for it. Everybody should get this and what is a collection without the roots where rap came from?
There is only one word that discribes this album. ROCKS!!! =)
If you are anyone close to a rap fan you have to give this album your time. This is where rap started Kurtis Blow, Sugarhill, Grandmaster Flash give this one your time, especially rapper's delight ill bet you've head the beat a million times before
Formed: 1979 in New York, NY
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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