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Originally published 5.19.10
On this day, 85 years ago, Malcolm X was born.
To mark this day, Jasiri X releases “Universal Ruler” off of the Malcolm X tribute album NECESSARY!
NECESSARY! a tribute CD in honor of Malcolm X will be released this summer as a prelude to the three unpublished chapters of the autobiography of Malcolm X. Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, has agreed to write the foreword to three chapters omitted from the original “Autobiography of Malcolm X.”
NECESSARY! is a 17 track compilation of Hip Hop, spoken word, Jazz, and R&B that pays tribute to one of the most revered freedom fighters in past 50 years. Artists such as jessica Care moore, Kiko, Jasiri X, Professor Griff of Public Enemy, Umar bin Hassan of The Last Poets, Arabian Knightz, The ReMinders, Lica Cecato and Zafar Razzacki contributed to the album.
Jasiri X is also screening the historic Season 3 of his critically acclaimed Hip-Hop news series, “This Week With Jasiri X” at First Voice: Pittsburgh’s International Black Arts Festival, Saturday, May 22nd at 3pm at the August Wilson Center. The highlight will be the World Premiere of the video for “Just a Minstrel” a scathing critique of the current climate of the rap industry featuring Idasa Tariq and Living Proofe and directed by Paradise Gray.
Let me know what you think!