Scorpio (Furious 5)
Scorpio and The Furious 5 are to hip hop what the Rolling Stone are to rock. As a member of The Furious 5, Scorpio have toured the world with the likes of U2, Clash, The Police, Prince and Duran Duran as well as many hip hop greats.
Their recordings are amongst the most sampled of recorded hip hop, and some of their works from before Hop Hop was recorded have been copied and mimicked.
Scorpio and The Furious are the ones who made The Furious 5 a household name on the strength of songs like Freedom, The Message, Super Rappin', White Lines, Beat Street, New York New York, Survival, Scorpio, and Larry's Dance Theme to name a few.
Quincy Jones used their vocal talents for his Grammy winning albums Back on The Block, and Q's Jook Joint, respectively. They also lent their voices to the legendary Chaka Kahn or her Grammy winning single I Feel for You.
Among their many achievements is the performance on the anti-apartheid song Sun City created by Bruce Springsteen's guitarist Steven Van Zandt. On that project they performed along with Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin of The Temptations, Ruben Blades, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.
Scorpio, along with the other members of The Furious 5 were recently honored on The Bronx Walk of Fame with a street named after them. In 2007, they became the first Rap group ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2012 they also became the first Hip Hop group to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The Message was the first Rap song that contained social commentary and is in the archives of The Library of Congress for it's social relevance in that time period. It is considered one of the 25 most important songs in the past 50 years.
In 2012 The Rolling Stone appointed the message as the number 1 song in the history of hip hop.
Scorpio and rest of The Furious 5 revolutionized the genre of rap and created the template for the industry that exists today
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