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Youth for Smiley Culture event – this Saturday

On Saturday 7 May, from 6.30pm, Sons of Malcolm and friends will be holding a panel debate and gig in tribute to the legendary MC Smiley Culture. I’ll definitely be heading down there, and would encourage you to do the same if you’re in or around London!

There will be a panel debate including Merlin Emmanuel (nephew of Smiley Culture), Lee Jasper, Dr Lez Henry and Isis Amlak; and a gig with Durrty Goodz, Akala, RoXXXan and more.

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Classic positive track from Rodney P – ‘The Future’

A great track from a great album. So refreshing to see a rapper from the older generation looking to build bridges and support the youth.

For real, we ‘ave fi boost dem yoot, ya
The future!
For real, we ‘ave fi boost dem yoot, ya
The future!
If we do, when they’re grown, build a world to suit ya
If we don’t, when they’re grown, take a gun come shoot ya
Read a book, read Malcolm or Martin Luthur
Read Marcus, don’t let dem boi come confuse ya
I don’t want fi hear the story of the police come shoot ya

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Akala Interview (2 Skinny Guys and a Camera)

Brilliant interview with Akala where he addresses some very deep issues to do with the music industry and the state of UK hip-hop. A must-watch. Big ups Mr 13 for asking some great questions!


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Jasiri X – Three Little Girls

For Woman’s History Month, celebrated radical rapper Jasiri X drops a heartfelt track telling the stories of the murders of Christina Taylor Green (9 yrs old), killed during the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Brisenia Flores (9 yrs old), gunned down by anti-immigrant militia intent on starting a race war, and Aiyana Jones (7 yrs old), shot to death while asleep in her home, by the Detroit Police Department, while they were filming a reality TV show.

Lyrics:

Born on 911
In that dark time as a blessing
A face of hope like she was a sign from the heavens
Kindness and reverence
She grew into a scholar kid
Became class president with a love for politics
Only nine and wants to find where the congress is
Meet her representative
Get involved with the processes
That morning she was so hyper
wanted to meet Ms Giffords by just like her
even though she was young she was much wiser
Until that automatic weapon was just fired.
People falling from getting hit
He kept shooting cause his gun had an extended clip like it had no end to it
And of the victims hit she was the youngest
The mother of her own child she’ll never become it
The value for life just plummets
In this sick society that deserves judgment
Rest in peace youngin

A little girl with her mommy and daddy
on her knees saying a prayer thanking God for her family
so happy her whole life ahead of her
But outside her door was a hoard of vicious predators
Racists sycophants with hatred for immigrants
Got with other militias and called them selves the minutemen
We know where they got drugs and cash lets go get it then
knock knock the little girl wonders whose visiting
They never found drugs but they was of brown blood
So they cock back and fired round after round of slugs
The little girl saw her families bodies on the rug
And cried what did we do why did you come to kill us
he raised up his gun and shot her twice in the face
cause she was only nine but wasn’t the right race
and that’s the reason that we didn’t see it in the media
so even in death discrimination still reaches her.

Little Aiyana Jones chillin in her father’s home
In Detroit Michigan playing toys with her sisters and
doing all the things that make you wish you were a kid again
before you understood what a violet world that were living in
all played out sleeping on the same couch
that she did every night when they turn the lights out
But outside the house they had cameras and mic out
Reality TV brutality for a fee
The first 48 hours on A & E
where a officer can play a celebrity
distracted by all the action they chose the wrong house
flash grenade through the window went crash on the couch
Aiyana’s on fire now flames getting wider now
the first officer through the door pulls out and fired down
shot through the neck bleed to death she’s expired now
I pray she’s resting on higher ground
we love you


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‘Time to Get Free’ – nothing but realness from Ms Dynamite

Nothing to say here – the lyrics speak for themselves! “It’s time to get free, we ain’t slaves no more.” What a tune!

M1 and Jared Ball on the illuminati

Very useful 3 minute vid where M1 (from Dead Prez) and Jared Ball give their views on illuminati-related conspiracy theories.

M1 points out that the theorising around the illuminati is a very useful diversion for the system, as the finger of blame can be pointed at rappers (in particular Jay Z), hiding the white supremacist power structure on which western society is based. (Incidentally, when he says ‘the Jewish guy’, I’m pretty sure he’s talking about Lyor Cohen!)

“We have to continue to identify imperialism as the root of the problem, not the ‘secret people’”.

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