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The Message

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A twelve-inch 33 1/3 rpm vinyl record (a) of the album "The Message" by Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, with illustrated sleeve (b).
Recorded by
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, American, 1978 - 1988
Written by
Melle Mel, American, born 1961
Duke Bootee, American
Recorded by
Melle Mel, American, born 1961
Duke Bootee, American
Published by
Sugar Hill Records, American, 1979 - late 1980s
Date
1982
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
vinyl, ink on paper and cardboard
Dimensions
H x W (album jacket): 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (34.3 x 34.3 cm)
Type
long-playing records
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Object number
2013.1.3ab
Topic
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Restrictions & Rights
© 1982 Sugar Hill Records (now held by Rhino Records). Permission required for use.