Other singles that came out also had only the same two artists the group felt

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Other singles that came out also had only the same two artists – the group felt that they were living a lie Flash used to ask Silvia about royalties and credits, and she was annoyed with his questions – didn’t want him to learn the business and that way she could rob them Sugarhill Records had success with Grandmaster Flash MCA records now wants to link a distribution deal with Sugarhill to distribute records internationally Flash is upset and wants another record label to come along that wants him and the Furious Five In 1983 RUN-DMC comes along o Grandmaster Flash’s style became old after this band came out Grandmaster Flash sued Sugarhill for royalties owing totaling $5 million Because Grandmaster Flash stood up to Silvia and lead the group to break apart The record label claimed that they owned the right to the group’s name o He would have to leave without his name since she “owned” it The name was decided based on a judge’s call in court o The judge said that he could continue record as Grandmaster Flash with other record labels o Melle Mel stayed with Sugarhill o Sugarhill owned the rights to the name Grandmaster and The Furious Five o Melle Mel turned into Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five o Silvia Robinson dropped a record with Melle Mel as a tribute to cocaine – which was changed into an anti-drug song with one line saying “don’t do it” while other lyrics supported it SONG: Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – White Lines o Happened at the same time as the law suit – while Flash was packing up his bags to leave After leaving Sugarhill, Grandmaster Flash got a good deal with Electra Records o He took Kid Creole and Rahiem with him while Melle Mel kept the others o This record label provided them with what they should have had at Sugarhill Silvia ripped them off o Melle Mel left Sugarhill when he also realized he was being exploited Albums that came out of Electra bombed – what was good on the street didn’t work for the radio o Electra didn’t know how to market hip hop o Saw Grandmaster Flash as an available opportunity and tried to take advantage In 1987 Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel fixed their differences o Sugarhill folded at this point They signed a new label with Electra for more money as a group again They were eventually dropped when their record did poorly again September 8 th , 1989 Cowboy died of complications from the AIDS virus – he was about to turn 39 years old o He was on crack for two years leading up to this SONG: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Birthday Party SONG: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – It’s Nasty
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Kurtis Blow Born in Harlem in 1959 Born Kurtis Walker He was the first sex symbol in rap – ladies loved him Started his rap career as a break dancer in the 70’s First rapper to go international Was also a club and block party DJ named Kool DJ Kurt o
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