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“Freedom” was the next single that the group released which was used in displaying flash DJing talents and the Furious Five’s mic skills. The single also was the first complete personification ofthe excitement, creativity, and energy of a Hip Hop jam that had ever been recorded. Afrika Bambaataa met Tom Silverman who was white music journalist who had started a record label for twelve-inch dance singles after their produced their two singles which performedterribly in the market. Under the new label, Afrika Bambaataa met Tom Silverman, a white music journalist who had started a record label for twelve-inch dance singles. He later went ahead and released “Jazzy Sensation” . Bambaataa, along with the Soulsonic Force, released the cosmic hit “Planet Rock” and kicked off the electro-funk revolution. Jeff Chang states that “Planet Rock” was Hip Hop’s universal invitation, a hypnotic vision of one world under a groove, beyond race, poverty, sociology and geography(Chang, 2005). The Soulsonic Force shouted, ‘No work or play, our world is free. Be what you be, just be!”.
Rap in the 1970s10According to the new label which was under the leadership of Silverman, to make the song, he had to undergo a cost of around $800 and sold 650,000 copies of the same. Chang statesthat “ planet rock” had a great impact as compared to all other rap music released in the industry. He states that and I quote, “The only record I can think of in the Hip Hop movement that maybe had more of an impact was ‘Rappers Delight’ because that’s the first one that opened the door. But ‘Planet Rock’ took it in a whole ‘another way. That was the record that initiated that it wasn’tjust an urban thing; it was inclusive…That’s when they started pouring in from France and England to cover Hip Hop. That’s when Hip Hop became global.” (Chang, 2005, p.173)Grandmaster flash and the furious five song “The message” is acknowledged by many hip-hop scholars as a rap initial foray which brought about social and political comments. The song acted as the window in which the whole world was shown the conditions of urban blight that were ravaging many of the America major cities in the early 1980s. as rap music evolved, it continued to analyze the economic, social and political factors that contributed to the emergency of police brutality, drug addiction, early pregnancy and other forms of material depravity in the society. Paintings and graffiti were also used in expressing the plight of the black Americans and the kind of brutality they faced both socially, economically and politically due to racism where they were denied opportunities to rise yet they had the required capacity and skills. Some of the song lyrics in the rap music that indicated the plight of the black Americans include“You’ll grow up in the ghetto living second rate/ And your eyes will sing a song of deep hate/ The places you play and where you stay/ Looks like one great big alleyway/

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