Scorpio and Mele Mel put the record straight about Grandmaster Flash with the new 2015 video for their No.1 hip hop track , ‘The Message’
It is an honour for Quite Great Music Marketing to be asked by the hip hop innovators, Mele Mel and Scorpio, legendary founder members of the Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five to present their new video of the classic track ‘The Message‘, having been voted by Rolling Stone Magazine the No.1 Hip Hop track of all time.
The 2015 version of the video for the track also underlines a new message and one that Mele Mel is determined to tell the world and at last truly put, The Message, straight. In line with these determined efforts, Quite Great will be acting as their UK representatives handling all media relations and other related matters linking in with their U.S. management.
As Scorpio explains –
‘Mele mel & Scorpio would like to thank Quite Great on being the first company in the UK to break their new video ‘The Message’ 2015. This is all about getting history clear, and the new video and its introduction helps start that process . The biggest mistake we did was leaving Flash’s name on The Furious 5 releases even though the record label advised us to change it. Now especially on the global live circuit, promoters treat Flash like he's Gladys Knight whilst Mele Mel and myself are seen as The Pips. We finally want the world to know he did nothing on the records no scratchin’ or producin’. We want people to just ask themselves when they first heard the name Grandmaster Flash? The answer will always be, when they first heard our records which we created, not him. No one will ever say they heard his name first by scratching. Unless you was from the bronx.’
As Mele Mel says following on from Scorpio: ‘I don't have much to say about Flash that is printable, because all he's doing and all he has ever done is tried to keep all the credit for a name that he knows he didn't build. It is very annoying and with the new video we want to go some of the way to getting The real Message out there to the worldwide public. From day one it was Mele Mel and Scorpio and the rest of the Furious 5, and we want every lover of rap and hip hop to know it. Check out the new video and spread the word.’
For the official video: http://bit.ly/1HcceNH
For all interview and live performance requests for Grandmaster's Furious5 Mele Mel & Scorpio contact Quite Great Music Marketing via www.quitegreat.co.uk
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A snapshot of our history in Funk, Soul and classic R'n'B PR
What follows are examples of the artists with whom we have worked in order to give you an insight into our heritage.
- Aretha Frankin
- Barry White
- Bootsy Collins
- Brenda Holloway
- Errol Brown
- Gap Band, The
- George Benson
- James Brown
- Luther Vandross
- Rick James
- Rosie Gaines
- Sister Sledge
- Stevie Wonder
- Temptations, The
- Womack & Womack
We have been lucky enough to work with some of the legendary artists and labels that have defined the soul genre and when it comes to funk the likes of Bootsy Collins are unrivalled.
A few more artists we've worked with...
Award winning British R&B singer by the name of McLean. Signed to Atlantic Records, previous success with single ‘My Name’, which reached #5 in the UK R&B Charts and #10 in the UK Top 40. The video won the Best Music Video Category at the Urban Music Awards, and was even nominated for a MOBO missing out only to Plan B.
Helped promote 'Does it Hurt' featured production from TMS, whoworked on tracks Professor Green/Emeli Sande's smash hit ‘Read All About it’ and Little Mix’s ‘Wings’.
Tour with the likes of N-Dubz, Trey Songz and Roll Deep; provided guest vocals on Chase and Status on their track ‘Take U There’, under his old name ‘Digga’ and shot to fame with his early release ‘Broken’, gaining attention from Tinie Tempah, Professor Green and Tinchy Stryder, who all created remixes of the track.
Having toured with Justin Beiber in her native Canada, Vita Chambers is set to bring her North American success to UK shores with new double a-side ‘Fix You’/‘What If?’. ‘Fix You’ has already gone gold in Canada and this track has also caused her to be nominated for a Canadian Music ‘Juno Award’ for dance track of the year.
Rising R&B star Alyssa English debuted her single 'Girlfriend' on May 16th, from her new EP of the same name, having already collaborated with dancehall giants Beenie Man, Maxi Priest, Tommy Lee, to award winning rapper Giggs.
Legendary soul singer/songwriter Sam Dees (who created tracks for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Whitney Houston) is in fact the young singers Uncle which is where she takes much of her inspiration from.
Her determination through musical theatre and growing ambition as an artist, caused her to be snapped up by her management and given the opportunity to work with the likes of So Solid Crew and several music producers and released her debut 'Type Chick'.