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Rapper Melle Mel Delivers His "Message"

When the hit rap song "The Message," by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, came out ten years ago, many rappers were inspired by its political message. Now "The New Message," an updated version has been released. Melle Mel was featured on both songs. He joins Fresh Air to talk about the direction of rap music today.

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Other segments from the episode on August 4, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 4, 1992: Interview with Melle Mel; Interview with Archie Roach; Review of Susan Sontag's novel "The Volcano Lover."

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