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‘Rolling Stone’ Has Named Grandmaster Flash’s ‘The Message’ the Greatest Hip-Hop Song of All Time

‘Rolling Stone’ is revealing their list of the Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time in this week’s issue. And the top spot goes to Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message”, which was released in 1982.

Here’s that classic video:

Rolling Stone’ described the song as, quote, “The first to tell, with hip-hop’s rhythm and vocal force, the truth about modern inner-city life in America.”

“Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang came in second. It came out in 1979:

(You can find the complete Top 50 at RollingStone.com.)

 

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