As we celebrate women in the Hip Hop Industry we look back on the pioneering career of the legendary Sharon Green better known to the urban masses as “MC Sha-Rock”. considered the first to record and the first to appear on national television. On Valentine's Day in 1981, she and her crew The Funky 4 + 1 were introduced as group called the "street rappers" from the Bronx as musical guests along with Debbie Harry of the American group Blondie on Saturday Night Live. MC Sha-Rock has been credited as the individual which inspired a style of rapping emulated and made notable by such legendz as Run DMC called the "echo chamber".
In 2010, Green published a book about her experiences titled The Story of the Beginning and End of the First Hip Hop Female MC: Luminary Icon Sha-Rock.