Grandmaster Flash + THE FURIOUS FIVE's groundbreaking hit THE MESSAGE has been named the most important hip-hop songs of all-time in a new poll.

Top urban magazine THE SOURCE has listed the 151 Greatest Hip Hop Songs in its September (03) issue, and though stars like Eminem, Outkast, 50 CENT and Method Man make the list, old school tunes rule at the top.

The top 10 hip-hop hits, according to The Source, are:

1. THE MESSAGE by GRANDMASTER FLASH + THE FURIOUS FIVE

2. RAPPER'S DELIGHT by The Sugarhill Gang

3. SUCKER MCS by RUN-DMC

4. LA DI DA DI - DOUG E FRESH + Slick Rick

5. FIGHT THE POWER - PUBLIC ENEMY

6. TOP BILLIN' - AUDIO TWO

7. PAID IN FULL - ERIC B + Rakim

8. DEAR MAMA - 2PAC

9. F**K THA POLICE - NWA

10. MIND PLAYIN' TRICKS ON ME - GETO BOYS

10/09/2003 09:12