Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node. All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Review: RIFF-it. RIFF-it good. Add Comment. In the Know All Music News ». Cheeeek that out dude. Collins thought "The laugh thing" was "Fantastic During live shows, his version, usually using their signature Vari-Lite technology, became a highlight of the performance.
Collins quipped that "Rap has influenced Genesis". In the computer animated film Happy Feet , Seymour raps the chorus line from this song to impress Miss Viola and other penguin students. In , the 25th anniversary of "The Message", Melle Mel changed the spelling of his first name to Mele Mel and released "M3 - The New Message" as the first single to his first ever solo album, Muscles. The chorus is referenced in the hip-hop musical Hamilton by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison as "Such a blunder, sometimes it makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder.
It had the highest position for any s release and was the highest ranking hip-hop song on the list. In it was named the greatest hip-hop song of all time. It was voted 3 on About. In , its first year of archival, it was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry ,  the first hip hop recording ever to receive this honor.
It was used, with altered lyrics, in a British Government commissioned public information film on road safety. The song has been used in adverts for clothing company Lacoste. Dan Carins of The Sunday Times has described "The Message"'s musical innovation: "Where it was inarguably innovative, was in slowing the beat right down, and opening up space in the instrumentation—the music isn't so much hip-hop as noirish, nightmarish slow- funk , stifling and claustrophobic, with electro , dub and disco also jostling for room in the genre mix—and thereby letting the lyrics speak loud and clear".
Not only does the song utilize an ingenious mix of musical genres to great effect, but it also allows the slow and pulsating beat to take a backseat to the stark and haunting lyrical content. In addition to being widely regarded as an all-time rap anthem, "The Message" has been credited by many critics as the song that catapulted emcees from the background to the forefront of hip hop.
Thus, shifting the focus from the mixing and scratching of the grandmaster as the star, to the thoughts and lyrics of the emcee playing the star role. David Hickley wrote in that "The Message" also crystallized a critical shift within rap itself. It confirmed that emcees, or rappers, had vaulted past the deejays as the stars of the music". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Old-school hip hop conscious hip hop electro  progressive rap .
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