“The Message Tour 2010″
Featuring 4 Legendary Acts on the Same Stage
Legendary Rap/Hip Hop acts, Furious 5, Kurtis Blow, The Sugarhill Gang and Rob Base have put together a memorable Tour package that will get the party started with the Rap/Hip Hop sound that started it all.
The first ever rap group to be inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame!
The story of the Furious 5 Emcees is one of many firsts. These Bronx natives were the first rap artists to win Grammy awards, guest star with R&B artists (Chaka Khan with Melle Mel on “I Feel For You” in 1984), first to inject social commentary into rap, with the genre changing “The Message” in 1982, first to endorse a political candidate with the song “Jesse” in 1984, first to be inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame and the list goes on. That’s just the commercial side, after rap was released on records. Before rap was released on records they were the first to write full rhymes on the beat – unlike the nursery style that many Djs were using at the time.
Sugar Hill Gang – “Rapper’s Delight”
The Sugarhill Gang is known for introducing HipHop to the World with the First Multi- Platinum 12′ Single ” Rappers Delight ” as well as other Platinum Singles : 8th Wonder and Apache !!!!
I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat now what you hear is not a test I’m rappin to the beat and me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try to move your feet see i am wonder mike and i like to say hello to the black, to the white, the red, and the brown, the purple and yellow but first i gotta bang bang the boogie to the boogie say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie let’s rock, you don’t stop rock the riddle that will make your body rock well so far you’ve heard my voice but i brought two friends along and next on the mike is my man hank come on, hank, sing that song
The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known mostly for their biggest hit, “Rapper’s Delight”, the first hip hop single recorded to become a Top 40 hit.
One of the founders and creators of recorded rap, stands as an emerging leader in a new generation of rappers with street sense, social criticism, and commercial savvy, a timeless artist and hip hop legend, Kurtis Blow has been instrumental in raising up a generation of MCs, and he will soon carry the torch for hip hop music into new arenas. In 1979, at the age of twenty, Kurtis Blow became the first Rapper to be signed by a major label. Mercury released Christmas Rappin, and it sold over 400,000 copies and it became an annual classic. Its gold followup The Breaks helped ignite a still spreading international Rap Attack. He released 10 Albums over 11 years —
Best-known for his 1988 platinum hip hop classic “It Takes Two” Rob Base along with childhood friend DJ EZ Rock rode their smash hit onto R&B radio stations as well as dance clubs around the world and provided a touchstone for the style known as hiphouse.
Rob Base is one of the most popular rap stars of all time and has fans all over the world. Even though Rob Base has sold millions and millions of records, he is one of the most down to earth cats you will ever meet and that’s why his fans adore him so much.
You can hear this Year’s Oscar Winner “Sandra Bullock” singing ” it takes two ” in the Blockbuster Movie “Proposal”; as well as in the new “Snoop Dogg’s song “I Wanna Rock” !!!!
The Message Tour – Featuring Furious 5, Kurtis Blow, The Sugarhill Gang and Rob Base