Paul Wall Joins Hip-Hop Supporters For Minister Louis Farrakhan's Saviour's Day


words of empowerment and a knack for finding peaceful resolutions to beefs among

rappers, Minister Louis Farrakhan has become an inspirational force within the

Hip-Hop community. So

much so that Houston rhymesayer Paul Wall is voicing his appreciation for the

revered leader. "From

start to finish, the journey of Minister Farrakhan has been unbelievable. It's

amazing to see him, after all of these years, still fighting strong. He has inspired

me," said Wall. "Everyone in Hip-Hop should show love to the Minister

because back when many people talked down on our genre, he was one of the few

leaders that took the time to understand us. He helped us grow, took a stand for

us and now it's only right we show gratitude." Wall

joins a host of emcees who have supported Farrakhan over the years. The Nation

of Islam leader is currently preparing to deliver his Saviour's Day 2007 public

address, "One Nation Under God," Sunday (Feb. 25) at Ford Field in Detroit,

MI. The

event is being supported by co-chairs Russell Simmons, Jermaine Dupri, Congresswoman

Carolyn Kilpatrick and Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick as well as fellow chairs,

Sean “Diddy” Combs, Susan Taylor Reginald Hudlin, Michael Eric Dyson,

Cathy Hughes, Londell McMillan, Esq., Magic Johnson, Rev. Run, Steve Harvey and

Damon Dash. Farrakhan's

appearance at the event comes a little more than one month after he underwent

12 hours of surgery on Jan. 5, to correct severe damage caused during treatment

of his prostate cancer. Numerous

celebrities and activists -- including Rakim Allah, Common, Black Ice, Will I.

Am, Erykah Badu, RZA, Doug E. Fresh, The Game, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, the Rev. Al

Sharpton, Chuck D, Jim Jones, Capadonna and BET’s Jeff Johnson --- are expected

to attend Savior's Day. Wall,

who recently made a contribution to the Millions More Movement, will be absent

from the event due to a scheduled performance for soldiers in Iraq. The

rapper has also discussed future joint projects with the organization in an effort

to revitalize communities in Houston. The

rapper's willingness to help serves as "a prime example of the far reaching

influence of the great work done by the Minister and it's affect on the youth

of America regardless of color", according to MMM spokesman Minister Deric

Muhammad. "This is what the enemy fears. His support should eliminate the

excuses of others who would shun the Minister for fear of industry brass. Paul

Wall and I plan to help a lot of underserved people in the community this year.

The MMM looks forward to working with him". Doors

for the Saviour’s Day program will open at noon. Pre-program starts at 2

p.m. followed by the program at 3:15 p.m. For tickets, visit