- First Hip Hop Act Inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (2007)
- The Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 (Mar 2021)
- ASCAP Black History month February 2021 – Award in Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five contribution to music and culture (Feb 2021)
- Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 1982 Breakthrough Rap ‘The Message’ one of the first to enter into the National Recording Registry initiated by Congress in 2000.
*First Hip Hop Act Inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
*The Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 (March 2021)
*ASCAP Black History month February 2021 – Award in Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five contribution to music and culture ( February 2021)
*Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 1982 Breakthrough Rap ‘The Message’ one of the first to enter into the National Recording Registry initiated by Congress in 2000.
Scorpio and The Furious 5 are a legendary American hip hop group.
Considered to be trendsetters, and pioneers, contributing to the multi-billion dollar rap industry and sub-culture, known as Hip Hop.
Scorpio and The Furious 5 are to Hip Hop what The Rolling Stones are to Rock.
As a member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious 5, Scorpio toured the world with many well-known bands and artists including U2, The Police, The Clash, Prince & Duran Duran, as well as many Hip Hop greats. Their recordings are amongst the most sampled in the history of Hip Hop, creating a catalog well before Hip Hop became mainstream, creating a benchmark for new artists.
Scorpio, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, became a household name, following the success of records like “Freedom”, “The Message”, “White Lines”, ‘’Super Rappin’’, ‘’Beat Street”, “New York, New York”, “Survival,” – ‘’Scorpio’’, to name a few.
Quincy Jones applied one of their vocal talents for his Grammy-winning albums “Back On The Block” and “Q’s Jook Joint”, respectively. One of The Furious Five lent their voices to the legendary Chaka Khan for her Grammy-winning single “I Feel For You”. A highlight of their career is the performance of the anti-apartheid song “Sun City”, created by Bruce Springsteen guitarist Steven Van Zandt. On that project, they performed along with Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin of The Temptations, Ruben Blades, Miles Davis & Herbie Hancock.
Scorpio, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 were honored in 2004 on The Bronx Walk of Fame, with a street named after them. In 2007 they became the first rap group ever inducted into The Grammy’s 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 its social relevance and is considered to be one of the most influential songs in the last 50 years
In 2012, Rolling Stone Magazine awarded “The Message”, the #1 greatest Hip Hop song of all time. They have recently been awarded ASCAP Black History month February 2021 – Award in Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five contribution to music and culture (February 2021) and coming up the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at The Grammys in March 2021.
Scorpio was born and raised out of the South Bronx, New York, the birthplace of Hip Hop. He was influenced by many great music legends and his initial Rap recording was based around all the great stories her heard, creating energy that engulfed his entire hometown and the Hip Hops Spirit was forever etched into his Soul.
Combining his X-Factor and sophisticated aura that earned him the title of a Legend in his music genre, Scorpio magnifies all wherever he is on that world stage and attracts instant coolness that makes him so famous amongst peers and fans, through his contributions for the last 40 years and more. This has opened endless opportunities and led him to the music front of current coolness and winning the admiration of his new young 18-30yo fans together with his existing loyal fans over the years.
Scorpio shows no shame. He is constantly evolving and stays grounded as Classic Rap finds its way back into the hearts and minds of loyal fans and new fans who are reminded of the depth of talent that is Scorpio.
Scorpio is working closely together with his recently appointed Public Relations Manager: Vanessa Horca (Popular London Nightclub & Marketing Strategist) and team, who are spearheading current projects in various industries. Scorpio spends most of his time in the home studio working on a broad spectrum of music projects, including collaborations with a new generation of Hip Hop stars and in the Electronic Dance scene. His music is always uplifting, motivating, and delivering a message of love and groove, which is a constant reminder of his love and respect for his South Bronx roots.
Scorpio/Furious5 PR Manager: Vanessa Horca ScorpioPRManager@vanessahorcapr.com
Classic Hip Hop Entertainment run by Scorpio/Furious5 www.classichiphopent.com
Don’t miss Scorpio’s new release ‘Mr. Ness’ is an absolute mixture of the New as well as the Classic sound of Hip Hop that we love. The track can be purchased at https://music.apple.com/gb/album/mr-ness-single/1531656951