Effective period / Period of releases: 1981 - 2000
Members: Melvin Glover, Edward Morris, Nathaniel Glover, Keith Wiggins, Guy Todd WilliamsOn records, The Furious Five, not billed as a combo with Grandmaster Flash or Grandmaster Melle Mel, usually refers only to the group's five original MCs—Cowboy, kid creole, Melle Mel, Mr. Ness a.k.a. Scorpio (3), and Rahiem—or the four surviving members after Cowboy died in 1989. However, such as on many editions of the "Step Off" single, The Furious Five is sometimes an alias of Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, a group which included only three of the five original MCs.
So generally, for releases billing The Furious Five as a combo with Grandmaster Flash, see Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, and for releases billing The Furious Five as a combo with Melle Mel, see Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five. For most releases of "White Lines (Don't Do It)", see Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel.
There is also The Younger Generation, an alias of The Furious Five's original lineup, ostensibly with Grandmaster Flash, for one of the group's first releases in 1979.