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    1982 "The Message" Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Signed Album - Inscribed to Rick James.
    The 1982 hip-hop album "The Message" took the world by storm with its dynamic flow, finally putting hip-hop on the music genre map. The groups popularity grew rapidly catching the attention of famed music icon Rick James. Eventually, landing them a gig on tour with "Slick Rick" himself. The group viewed him as an idol and mentor while on tour as documented by this beautiful signed album.

    This multi-signed album is signed by all seven original members of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five group. Each signature includes a note to mentor Rick James: "To the Almighty Slic Rick" Grandmaster Flash; "The All Mighty - To Slick Rick" The Kid Creole; "To the Slickest Man Who Ever Walked the Earth - We Love You" Melle Mel; "Be Cool + Slick, Love" Cowboy; "From Aquarius to Aquarius, My Man Rick" Rahiem; "To a Powerful Brother" Mr. Scorpio; "Stay Kool" EZ Mike. An amazing album signed by the legendary hip-hop crew with one of the rarest signatures in Keef Cowboy who passed in 1989. An absolutely historic piece with incredible inscriptions made out to Rick James. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Please note, the signatures of Keef Cowboy and Melle Mel have been partially traced over in an unknown hand.


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