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is a compilation album release by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (On The Strength
On the Strength is the reunion album by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Released in 1988, it was the full line-up’s last album together. Although certainly contributing to the album itself, Cowboy , was not present for the album or single photo shoots...
is their official second album). It was released in January 1984, and it is a compilation of their Sugar Hill Records
Sugar Hill Records was the name of a rap music record label that was founded in 1979 by husband and wife Joe and Sylvia Robinson with Milton Malden and financial funding of Morris Levy, the owner of Roulette Records.-History:...
hit singles including "The Message". Over half of the tracks were single-only releases prior to this compilation. Singles from Melle Mel
Grandmaster Mele Mel , also known as Melle Mel , is an American hip-hop musician — one of the pioneers of old school hip hop as lead rapper and main songwriter for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.- Biography :...
are also on this compilation.
- "The Birthday Party"
- "Flash To The Beat"
- "It's Nasty (Genius of Love)"
- "The Message"
- "Message II (Survival)"
- "New York New York"
Tracks 4-6 appear on the 1982 album The Message