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Duke Bootee

Duke Bootee has been played on NTS shows including The Wire Magazine Present Rewired, with Message II (Survival) (Vocal) first played on 26 April 2014.

Session percussionist turned chief creative force behind Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five 's 1982 hip-hop classic "The Message ."

Edward Fletcher, aka Duke Bootee, could have justifiably received top billing for "The Message" (1982), a Top Five Hot Black Singles hit -- credited to Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five -- that manifested hip-hop's potential as a medium for sociopolitical commentary. Fletcher wasn't merely the featured MC beside Melle Mel, as the label on the Sugar Hill 12" single noted….

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
Broadway (Vocal)
Duke Bootee
Beauty And The Beat Records1986
Broadway (Vocal)
Duke BooteeBeauty And The Beat Records1986
Discogs
The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Melle Mel, Duke Bootee
Rhino Records0
The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Melle Mel, Duke BooteeRhino Records0
Discogs
The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat. Duke Boottee, Melle Mel
Castle Pie1999
The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat. Duke Boottee, Melle MelCastle Pie1999
Discogs
Message II (Survival) (Vocal)
Melle Mel, Duke Bootee
Sugar Hill Records1982
Message II (Survival) (Vocal)
Melle Mel, Duke BooteeSugar Hill Records1982
Discogs