Malcom X (1992)

Spike lee dropped a classic joint in 1992…………… Do you remember??? This is 1992 bThis shit chills a nigga’s bones

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (King’s Day)

As a young man growing up I wanted to be like Malcom X, a powerful no-nonsense revolutionary. Now as a man i aspire to be like the Reverend Dr. A powerful man who need not raise a fist.A man who won’t die for something is not fit to liveMLK

New Muslim Cool

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I seen this on the Social Light Sounds page and almost fell out my chair! My brother Jay now known as Hamza will be on PBS tonight in a documentary called New Muslim Cool. I remember making a few beats for M-Team back in the day but what I  remember most is my experience working with Hamza through the YMCA. I was in a situation where I had to make moves quick, my sons couldn’t wait they needed to eat and i was going to feed them by any means. Hamza was my boss at Youth net (YMCA), we already had a prior relationship from doing shows etc throughout the local scene which made it easier for me to respect him.  In a matter of days we became very tight and he started teaching, putting me onto the world and not what we see on the news. He made me realize there was more than just selling drugs and getting money, he made me look within myself. I had no car and this man would pick me up every single day to work and build, it was deeper than rap (excuse the ross pun).  Hamza when you read this, know that you did reach a young brother for real. Allahu Akbar. -Brother Menelik Ebna la-Hakim (Av)

Peep the NY Times article plus trailer

Watch New Muslim Cool Now

HHTT Invades Barnes & Noble Pt. I (Black History Month)

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This past weekend Rev and I got up at Barnes & Noble to meet and discuss business. Barnes & Noble provides an excellent atmosphere to work and gives the serenity of a czar’s palace. Ok enough of the flattery, tell me why the fuck in the prime of black history month one of Americas #1 booksellers only has two tables dedicated to African American history?? I went into the muthafucka happy to read books and shit then realized it’s the same bullshit.
All that aside we had a excellent time peep the clip.

BDP – By All Means Necessary

One of the most powerful albums of all time in HIP-HOP would have to be BDP’s “By All Means Necessary” released in 1988. The cover alone is sick, I love the playoff of Brother Malcolm’s picture. When I heard “My Philosophy” I was shocked that a group so raw would have such a positive message. BDP was rugged looking as all hell but gave a proactive message to many ghetto youths, not a message of destruction but a message of rebuilding. Pick up this album if you love hip-hop, Scott La Rock live on.

 

I’m nice, here is a track off the LP “My Philosophy”