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Remember When Malcolm X Was An Emcee? We Pay Tribute To Our Black, Shining Prince


“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

Remember the days when Malcolm X ( El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) was an emcee on everyone’s Hip Hop records? Folks back in the days would always sample him and have his words of wisdom be apart of the soundtrack..I recall the early days of Hip Hop when deejays like Afrika Bambaataa would rock Malcolm speeches over break beats. Not only did it sound funky but it helped raise our consciousness…

During the so-called Golden era You had everyone from Poor Righteous Teachers to Paris to 3x Dope to Gang Starr to Public Enemy all rocking Malcolm samples..I recall when KRS One mimicked the infamous Malcolm X pose where he was holding a gun looking out the window, ready to protect himself after his home had been firebombed. Many say KRS kicked things off when he featured Malcolm X in his My Philosophy video … I miss those days…

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, let’s do more than give a shout out… Let’s return Malcolm back the forefront of Hip Hop consciousness…

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  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    yes lets put some real representation back into the music …. !!

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  • Pierre Elliott

    REAL SHIT. I NEVER FORGOT THE STRUGGLE…. THEY KEEP PEOPLE MIND CONTROLLED WITH MUSIC DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU HATE, AND MEDIA FULL OF SELF DESTRUCTIVE IMAGES.

  • Q.

    Peace to the god, El Hajj Malik El–Happy Born Day! Shout out to PE, PRT, and KRS.

    20 years ago, you’d get props for kicking science and staying scholared up…

    …So how the fukc did we get dummied back down??

    The industry is WICKED.

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  • water_ur_seeds

    Davey stays on point with his articles!

    Crazy how dumbed down the culture is now, makes you wonder if what the record exec said recently about the powers that be making the music more gangsta and less political to hold people back and fill the private prisons…

    We need the Vinnie Paz’s and Tech’s to get more shine, and less of the Waka’s getting shine…

    Funny how people talk more political in these comments ‘peace to the gods’ and things, when normally they wouldn’t… Be true to yourself…

    RIP brother!

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  • hiphopgods

    How?

  • Mongo Slade

    INDEED! I concur we need more balance and awareness

  • rep87

    The Music Industry got real afraid when Public Enemy KRS 1 , Poor Righteous Teachers , X Clan , Paris and others was teaching black pride and respect and what this devil was up to , The Industry said hey we got to push crap thats going to keep them sleep going to jail and they glorified being a gangsta ,hustler , pimp , and once they saw that fading they are pushing homo thug and lesbian thang .RIP TO HON.MALCOLM X !