"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?
"I tell everybody, ‘Kiss your girl, blast your favorite song, and have a cheeseburger because tomorrow, it will all be gone’. We will be in some Mad Max shit over gold and oil. It will be like Tina Turner and Mel Gibson over gold and black gold. It is pathetic. We could have been using electric cars and solar powered toothbrushes. The powers that be and the dynasties are involved. The leader of the metal industry is going to marry the leader of the plastic industry. These groups are not trying to lose their power. It is going to be this way until it falls. I do not see this utopian, peaceful, compassionate world. I see this world just burning out until it is done." --Vast Aire
Pity Of War - Jedi Mind Tricks / It's Just Begun - Rakim vs. The Jimmy Castor Bunch (Elmattic mix) / On The Eve Of War - Jedi Mind Tricks (feat. GZA) / That's War! - Dead Prez / Casualties Of War - Eric B. & Rakim / Battle Without Honor Or Humanity - Tomoyasu Hotei / War Within A Breath - Rage Against The Machine / War At 33 1/3 - Public Enemy / Friendly Fire - Vast Aire & Mighty Mi / The Nang, The Front, The Bush & The Shit - El-P / Dogs of War, Gods of Raw / Undeclared Wars - Vordul Mega / Third World - RZA/GZA / Battle Of 2001 - Cypress Hill / Ghetto Vet - Ice Cube / Street Platoons - The Psycho Realm / Chinese Invade - Philip Glass / Ready To Die - The Notorious B.I.G. / The Empty Foxhole - Ornette Coleman / Col. Santiago Outro
Happy 5th birthday, Iraq war. You smell like burning meat.
A Twisted Sense Of God (Part 1) - Fine Arts Militia / What Would You Do? - Paris / The President Is Speaking - Rob Swift / Dear Mr. President - The Lost Children of Babylon / Dear Mr. President - The S.T.O.P. Movement / Impeach The President - The Honeydrippers / Impeach The President - DJ Green Lantern (feat. dead prez, Saigon, Immortal Technique & Just Blaze) / Arrest The President - Pedestrian / First Time - Pyro & Q (Cpl Watts & HN Givens, 1st Batt 4th Marines) / Don't Understand - Pyro, Amp & Q (Cpl Watts, Sgt Hodge & HN Givens, 1st Batt 4th Marines) / September 12th - Saul Williams / Mosh - Eminem / Bin Laden (Remix) - Immortal Technique (feat. KRS-One & Chuck D) / Q'uraan and The Kolishnikov - The Lost Children of Babylon / The Age Of Sacred Terror - Jedi Mind Tricks / Death To America - Cilvaringz / A Twisted Sense Of God (Part 2) - Fine Arts Militia
Worst. President. Ever.
One Finger Of Victory / Guns of Kabul - DJ Alibi / Heavy Artillery (Instrumental) - Mr. Lif / The One About The War - C-Mon & Kypski / Drill Sergeant - J.Rawls / Blues For Gitmo / Torture - The Infamous / Bin Laden - Spectre / Bin Laden (Instrumental) - Immortal Technique / Bin Laden (Remix) (Instrumental) - Immortal Technique / Song For John Walker (Sticky Mix) - DJ Krush (feat. Anticon) / Empire - The Reavers (feat. Priviledge, Goldenchild & billy woods) / War Ensemble (Instrumental) - Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind / The Problem With Michael Jackson / Bloody Oil - Medeski, Martin & Wood / Beaten Metal - Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra / Land Mine - Oh No / Tired Soldiers – Badawi