Excerpt: “… Remember when Malcolm was sampled so much that he wound up being on the cover of the Source Magazine? Say what you will, the powers that be worked overtime to remove Malcolm from our collective consciousness..It’ll be interesting to note how many newscast make mention of his birthday today… or how many urban radio stations that’ll quickly disperse info on Kanye and Kim dating but will be silent and omit Malcolm’s birthday or any activities related to it, in their daily banter..
I say on this birthday lets do more than give a shout out.. Let’s return Malcolm back the forefront of Hip Hop consciousness…”
My two cents:
Peep this video by a pioneering ‘RAPtivism’ artist out of Sénégal featured on the RAPtivism album!
Didier Awadi feat. M1 (Dead Prez), ‘The Roots’ — it opens with some archival footage of Malcom X that tie into the theme of the song!
…One of my good friends in the UK said “hip hop didn’t die, it immigrated.” To some extent, I really agree with what he said and believe that we all need to be conscious of what’s going on globally to know where hip hop is going…