I know 1am in the morning might be a little too early to have a track of the day.But I’m Really feeling this.Great song and a great message.
Amir Sulaiman, Ayah, Freeway, The Narcicyst & Omar Offendum – Jan25th
Inspired by the resilience of Egyptian people during their recent uprising, several notable musicians from North America have teamed up to release a song of solidarity and empowerment. The track is fittingly titled “#Jan25″ as a reference to both the date the protests officially began in Egypt, and its prominence as a trending topic on Twitter. Produced by Sami Matar, a Palestinian-American composer from Southern California, and featuring the likes of Freeway, The Narcicyst, Omar Offendum, HBO Def Poet Amir Sulaiman, and Canadian R&B vocalist Ayah – this track serves as a testament to the revolution’s effect on the hearts and minds of today’s youth, and the spirit of resistance it has come to symbolize for oppressed people worldwide.
The Jan 25th track above made me reminisce about other tracks in the same spirit of unity.
I remember hearing Bobbito play The Stop The Bombs track with him and Fat Joe(crazy that Fat Joe did something political and positive for once) on The Stretch Armstrong Show in the 90’s.The U.S. Military was using Vieques,Puerto Rico to test out bombs.They were doing this for many years before and after the 90’s.But on April 19, 1999 Vieques native David Sanes was killed by a bomb dropped by a USMC jet during bombing target practices and things got brought up a notch.
For Info On The Bombings Of Vieques
Hip Hop for Respect was a project which released one EP for Rawkus Records. It was organized & created by Mos Def & Talib Kweli to speak out against police brutality.Amadou Diallo had been murdered by policeman the previous year, so the subject of police brutality was prevalent.
Mc’s featured on the EP include Kool G Rap, Rah Digga, Sporty Thievz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnous, Dante & Main Flow of Mood, Nine, Tiye Phoenix, Breezly Brewin’ of Juggaknots, Punchline, Imani Uzuri, EL-P & Mr. Len of Company Flow, Jah Born of Medina Green, What? What?, John Forté, Fre, J-Live, Rubix, Invincible, Wordsworth, A.L., Kofi Taha, Tame One, Jane Doe, Grafh, Shyheim, Channel Live, Wise Intelligent, Crunch Lo, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Nonchalant, Ras Kass, Dead Prez, & Parrish Smith.
Producers included DJ Khalil, Organized Noize, and 88-Keys.
2. “One Four Love (Part 1)”
3. “Protective Custody”
4. “A Tree Never Grown”
5. “One Four Love (Part 2)”
6. “One Four Love (Instrumental)”
7. “Protective Custody (Instrumental)”
8. “A Tree Never Grown (Instrumental)”
Download The Entire Hip Hop For Respect EP Here:
the unbound allstars – mumia 911 feat afu-ra,goldii lokks pharoahe monch,aceyalone,wise intelligence,slimkid tre,sayeed,zack de la rocha,tragedy khadafi,channel live,dead prez,chuck d,divine styler,last emperor,black thought,haiku de tat
Unbound Allstars were a one-off collaboration of various hip-hop artists who recorded the track “Mumia 911” supporting the release of death row inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal. The artists involved included Public Enemy’s Chuck D., Rage Against the Machine front man Zack de la Rocha, Dead Prez and Pharoahe Monch.