Host Deardra Shuler interviews NY rapper Grandmaster Melle Mel who with rap artist Rahim, Sugarhill Gang, Rob Base, Sweet G, Grand Puba of Brand Nubian, Black Rob, Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz, Keith Murray, Black Sheep, Peter Gunz, Roxanne Shante, Cash Crew, Fonda Rae, Grandmaster Caz, and Spoonie G will perform a HIP HOP CONCERT on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 8pm in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Disco Fever at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx.
"GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL started his rap career with Grandmaster Flash. Originally rapping along with DJ Grandmaster Flash were the 3 MCs (Masters of Ceremonies) MELLE MEL, Kidd Creole and Cowboy. Cowboy is credited with originating the term “Hip Hop” which he used to describe the group’s technique of scat singing rap in a hip hop cadence that mimicked the beat of soldiers marching. When Scorpio and Rahiem were added, the group changed their name to the FURIOUS 5. With the release of their hits “Supperrappin,’” ”Freedom,” (which went gold) and “Birthday Party” the group became the #1 Rap group in NYC."