the younger generation – we rap more mellow

by dom on September 3, 2007

Grandmaster Flash (aka Joseph Saddler) was born in Barbados on New Years day in 1958. His family moved to the Bronx in New York & to this day Flash still resides in the South Bronx.

He became involved in the earliest New York hip-hop scene, attending parties set up by other hip-hop dons like Kool Herc and quickly established himself as a pioneer of this culture developing a number of DJ'ing techniques.

Flash formed a group with five fellow MCs called Grandmaster Flash and the F

urious Five which included DJ Flash, Cowboy, Melle Mel (a.k.a. Melvin Glover), his brother Nathaniel (Kid Creole), Duke Bootee (Ed Fletcher), and Kurtis Blow.

This year (2007) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , becoming the first hip hop/rap artists to do so.

From the old school here is the full length version of “We rap more mellow” by the Younger Generation (aka Grandmaster Flash) released in 1979 on Brass Records.

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{ 9 comments }

ced September 4, 2007 at 12:04 pm

very good , thank’s

dom September 4, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Cheers Ced, you might be interested in the recent CD only release “Supafunkanova — Badass Funk Classics From The Disco Boogie Era”

It’s compiled By DJs Joey Negro & Sean P & features a Joey Negro re-edit of The Younger Generation.

Alfonso Serrano March 31, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Grandmaster Flash had nothing to do with this record. I was one of three percussionist brought in by Terry lewis who produced the recording (I also happened to go to DeWitt Clinton High School with Terry.) The music is recorded live and the rappers were brought in also by Terry along with two other rappers named A.J. and Scorpio. A.J. and Scopio were together as a group and Melle Mel, Kid Creole, Mr. Ness and Rahim were the other group. A.J. came in with a big ego talking trash and acting as if he was the rapper extraordinaire. Scorpio who was with him was embarrassed by the way A.J. was acting. He attempted to record over the tracks that we laid down and he sucked so bad that he was not even used. The Furious Five were gentlemen and very humble when they got on the mike to do sound checks they began singing doo wop and they were good! They flowed through the recording perfectly with one take which shows that these rappers lived , ate and breathed together. Terry Lewis had us sign contracts with big expectations of touring excetera. The same day the recording was released it was on the radio. Well as with many up and coming musicians the producers Terry Lewis (not to be confused with the famous producer associated with Michael Jackson) took off with the profits. Such is life. If you think this is bull ask Melle Mel.

c larock August 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm

All I want too say whenever I meet up with Terry I want to let him know I still hold power of the tract he produced called breakloose from the younger generation. [THAT SINGLE WAS OUT BACK IN 1984 I DIDNT MAD A DIME]………………..c larock produced groups from Florida, ATL North Carolina,and New York. c larock records.com c larock gear c larock cologne………………….yes i am back with my products but i still want answers…………….its just business grand master mele mel we love you man will love to work with you

hip hop on the streets October 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm

FLASH WAS THE FORCE AND STILL IS NOW D-JAY OF ALL TIMES.HE STARTED THE GROUP FURIOUS FIVE BUT HE WAS ALSO APART OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION GROUP, AFTER DEPARTING FROM RECORD PRODUCER TERRY LEWIS,C LAROCK BECAME THE SECOND NAME TITLE THE YOUNGER GENERATION HE HAD FIVE MEMBERS AS WELL. C-LAROCK FIRST SINGLE WAS CALLED BREAKLOOSE WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY CHRIS SLADE AKA C-LAROCK 1984……….. C LAROCK AMD D-JAY FLASH WILL HAVE A DOCUMENT INTERVIEW ON THE STREET LIFE FILM COMING REAL SOON YOU CAN GO TO YOUTUBE AND LISTEN TO BREAKLOOSE FROM C LAROCK AS WELL AS WE RAP MELLOW BY FLASH………..

Alfonso Serrano March 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I reiterate Grand Master Flash had nothing to do with this recording. I was there both days we recorded it. He was not present. It was recorded in Delta Studios on 46th street and Sixth Ave. I know that another recording that is practically the same thing was recorded by Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five in 1982. But, “We Rap More Mellow” by the Younger Generation is not connected with Grand Master Flash as far as the recording itself. I know because I was there.

MoeCee April 7, 2013 at 10:24 am

Hi Alfonso,

Do you know what the title of the other track you mentioned in your was called. Are you talking about Superappin? Or the other unreleased record that was never put out?

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Alfonso Serrano April 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm

To Moe Cee, I was not involved with any other projects that Terry Lewis was in charge of. The only recording we did was “We Rap More Mellow” on Brasilia (Brass) records , recorded in Qct of 1979 and released in Dec of 1979.

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