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

Here's the Top 10, which includes NO tracks from the past 18 years.



1.)  "The Message"Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five  (1982)

2.)  "Rapper's Delight"Sugarhill Gang  (1979)

3.)  "Planet Rock"Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force  (1982)

4.)  "Sucker M.C.'s"Run-DMC  (1983)

5.)  "Mind Playing Tricks on Me"Geto Boys  (1991)

6.)  "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang"Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg  (1992)

7.)  "Fight the Power"Public Enemy  (1989)

8.)  "Juicy"Notorious B.I.G.  (1994)

9.)  "Straight Outta Compton"N.W.A.  (1988)

10.)  "Paid in Full"Erik B. & Rakim  (1988)

You can find the complete Top 50 at

(To come up with the list, they surveyed "33 artists and experts, to choose their favorite hip-hop tracks."  You can find a list of the voters, here.)