‘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.)