Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was an influential American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in
1978. Composed of one DJ (Grandmaster Flash) and five rappers (Melle Mel, Kidd Creole, Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, and
Rahiem), the group's use of turntablism, break-beat deejaying, choreographed stage routines and cutting-edged lyricism was a
significant force in the early development of hip-hop music.