Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was an influential American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City
in1978. Composed of one DJ (Grandmaster Flash) and five rappers (Melle Mel, Kidd Creole, Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio,
andRahiem), the group's use of turntablism, break-beat deejaying, choreographed stage routines and cutting-edged lyricism was
asignificant force in the early development of hip-hop music.