The music industry has been surrounded by rumors of immoral activities for decades in all forms of its genres. Hip-hop being one of the more recent creations has not been void of the same accusations. Afrika Bambaataa is a founder in the business and was integral in the grassroots days of the growth of hip hip. He has been accused of serious crimes in the past.
Melle Mel briefly spoke about the molestation allegations that surfaced about Afrika Bambaataa. According to Melle Mel, many people already knew about the claims long before the accusers came forward.
Later, Melle Mel detailed the making of “The Message,” and why it almost landed in the lap of the Sugar Hill Gang. He also discussed some of the lyrics in his verse and explained why “The Message” is the most important song in hip-hop history.
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