Hits

Hits

by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
     
 
Combining the 1994 compilation Message from Beat Street with 1996's Adventures of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & The Furious Five: More of the Best, Rhino released the simply titled Hits in 2003. For anyone who has both of those

Overview

Combining the 1994 compilation Message from Beat Street with 1996's Adventures of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & The Furious Five: More of the Best, Rhino released the simply titled Hits in 2003. For anyone who has both of those previous collections, Hits would be redundant (all the songs included on it are split between the two), but as it is aptly named, it works well as a starting-off point for the listeners wanting to expose themselves to Flash and his MCs' work, as songs that define the beginning of rap -- "It's Nasty (Genius of Love)," "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel," "Freedom," and of course, "White Lines (Don't Do It)" -- are all included here. There are some important tracks missing, like "The Message," "Beat Street," and "New York, New York," but as ten representations of what the group was, Hits is pretty accurate (although its cover, which doesn't even have a photo, reeks of the budget-compilation it is).

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2003
Label:
Rhino Flashback
UPC:
0081227595722
catalogNumber:
75957

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grandmaster Flash   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Sugarhill Gang   Composer
Tom Tom Club   Composer
Gavin Christopher   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Jiggs Chase   Composer
Chris Frantz   Composer
Nathaniel Glover   Composer
Cliff Johnson   Composer
Sylvia Robinson   Composer
Tina Weymouth   Composer
Melvin Glover   Composer
Von Dukes   Composer
Joseph Saddler   Composer
Grandmaster Flash   Composer
Eric Thomgren   Composer
N.N.P.   Art Direction
Guy Williams   Composer
Keith Wiggins   Composer
Jason Smith   Composer
E. Morris   Composer

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