The first hip-hop act entered into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Ohio. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5, were a pivotal group in the early days of rap, developed crucial aspects of the genre. Their hit, “The Message,” was in 2002 inducted/registered with the Library of Congress National Recording Registry as a “significant body of work”, its focus on urban social issues set a precedent and a course followed by many. This legendary group has made the Bronx a mecca for urban music worldwide. GMF & Furious were among the first to host hip-hop battles, taking the world by storm with their new culture and lifestyle. Rahiem is a regular guide with Hush Tours and continues to tour across the globe with his personal work.