"Whether the ideal society patterns itself upon the family, church, school or army it tends to approach the model of a prison. Thus the quest for individual freedom may figure as an escape from a realized ideal."
Parole - Immortal Technique / Escapism - Qwel & Mike Gao / Escapism (Instrumental) - Pete Rock / Freedom - Jurassic 5 / Release (Parts 1, 2, 3) - Blackalicious (feat. Saul Williams & Zack de la Rocha) / First Day of Freedom - The Psycho Realm / Freedumb - Orko Eloheem / Escapee - DJ Krush (feat. asa) / Freedom - Lexbeats (feat. Mumia Abu Jamal) / Way To Freedom - Die Young / Price Of Freedom - Dday One / Liberation - Outkast (feat. Cee-Lo)
The US has the largest prison population in the world, with 1 in 31 adults in the corrections system--double 25 years ago, and the largest prison population per capita. Eight hundred and forty-six thousand--40% of prisoners--are Black men.
Court is Now in Session - Chill Rob G / Locked in Spofford - Mobb Deep / Handle Your Time - Prince Paul, Sadat X, Xzibit & Kid Creole / Jail Saga - T.H.U.G. Angelz / Lick a Shot - Super Chron Flight Brothers & Hi-Coup / Prison - X-Clan (feat. Christian Scott) / The Rage Of Angels - Jedi Mind Tricks / Lil Ass Gee - Ice Cube / The Phone Tap (Welcome to State Prison) - Prodigy & Sid Roams / The Tower - Ice-T / Incarcerated Scarfaces - Raekwon, El Michels Affair / Another Day In The Beast - Brand Nubian / Claimin' I'm A Criminal - Brand Nubian / Behind Enemy Lines - Dead Prez / Nathaniel - Supa Nate / Lock Down - DJ Muggs / Cell Therapy - Goodie Mob / One Love - Nas / Attica Blues (The Chief Xcel Remix) - Archie Shepp / Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos - Public Enemy
It's not that I don't like cops, I just feel a lot better when they're not around. As I'm sure Professor Gates would agree.
Cop Killin' - Looptroop / Pigs - Cypress Hill / Fuck The Police - Jay Dee, Bone Thugs N Harmony, N.W.A. / Coffee, Donuts & Death - Paris / Sound Of Da Police - KRS-One / F.T.P. - X-Clan / The Beast - The Fugees / The Men In Blue - Everlast & Prince Paul / U Ain't Gonna Take My Life - Ice Cube / From the Files of Police Squad - Black Tobacco / Crooked Officer - Geto Boys / Another Friendly Game Of Baseball...Xtra Innings - Main Source / 41 Bullets - Rob Swift / 41:19 - Public Enemy / Fuck Officer Wahl & The SDPD #1 - Tenshun / Kill Me First - Blueprint (feat. CJ The Cynic) / The Other White Meat - Immortal Technique (feat. Soul Purpose)
I feel that artists' responses to 9/11--in film, music, literature--that I've seen haven't really been able to successfully interpret it, or bend its resonance into something else. I think the only way to get at its impact is to stick with the thing itself, confront it in all its raw emotion. So that's what I tried to do here.
Discoverlude - Twilight Of The Idols / It's Over - Killah Priest / Boxcutter Emporium, Pt. 1 - Sixtoo / The Violence Of The Lambs - Paris / Bin Laden - Immortal Technique, Mos Def & Eminem / Makeshift Patriot - Sage Francis / America's Fallen Heroes - The Lost Children of Babylon / Profiled - Abu Nurah / Jihad Remix - Badawi & DJ Spooky / WMD - Jel (feat. Wise Intelligent) / Jihad (Edit) - Slayer / Shock & Awe - Z-Trip (feat. Chuck D) / Guy Fawkes - Super Chron Flight Brothers
Picture me cooling out on the 4th of July, and if you heard I was celebrating that's a worldwide lie...
Amerintro / The Pledge (of Resistance) to Patriotism - Saul Williams vs. Rob Swift & DJ Quest vs. Beat Junkies & Company Flow / Om Nia Merican - Saul Williams / Cause of Death Freestyle - Immortal Technique vs. Saul Williams / Hitler Day - Public Enemy / White America - Eminem / Gasoline Dreams - Outkast / Piss On Your Grave - The Coup / Amerilude - Steinski / Uncle Sam Goddamn - Brother Ali / Typical American - The Goats / America (Remix) - Allen Ginsburg vs. Company Flow vs. Kurtis Blow / Scar Spattered Blather - Hendrix vs. RATM vs. Minor Threat vs. a nation of millions / Thanksgiving Prayer - William S. Burroughs / The End of an American Dream - Lee "Scratch" Perry / Dead Flag Blues - godspeed! you black emperor / Who's America?