San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2005 -
YinSumi Press, the worldÂs first publishing house dedicated to documenting the social and political trends in the Hip Hop subculture, is proud to announce that author Adisa Banjoko, DJ Mike Relm and Balance will release a powerful CD to accompany the book ÂLyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside RebellionÂ. The book and CD will drop Oct., 1st 2005 on YinSumi Press.
You can listen to a sample MP3 of Adisa BanjokoÂs Harvard lecture on ÂIslam, Hip Hop and Black AmericaÂ featuring Balance w/various beats and blends by DJ Relm at Adisa's blog, Holla at a Scholar!: http://www.netweed.com/lyricalswords
ÂLyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside RebellionÂ looks at the difference in philosophy and strategy between Hip Hop on the east coast and west coast. ÂPeople forget that the west coast is the home of the Black Panthers and the Brown Berets. When the courts fail to serve justice to the people out west, we riot. ThatÂs why Tupac said ÂOnly in Cali do we riot not rally, so live and dieÂ. From Ice Cube to Tupac, Paris and Kam, we have a ton of strong conscious rappers. But the standard myth is that the only conscious rappers come from the east. No doubt our east coast brothers set the standard. But like everything else in Hip Hop, we have our own unique way of being politically active.Â
Additional tracks from Balance and San JoseÂs Jay the Butcher and Shamako Noble will be featured on the CD for ÂLyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside RebellionÂ.
ÂIn truth, the CD is a tribute to Keith LeBlancÂs ÂNo Sell OutÂ from back in 1983. ItÂs a tribute to Malcolm X and LeBlanc. When we tell you that you have not heard anything like this before, we mean it. The artistry by which Relm rocked the blends of my lecture with Hip Hop is beyond amazing. To be on the same team as Balance on a mixtape is just an honor in itself. When it comes to ÂLyrical Swords Volume 2: Westside RebellionÂ, people can either be down now, or bow down later. But the rebellion is on!!Â said Banjoko.
In addition the book ÂLyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside RebellionÂ will feature previously unreleased interviews from the late 80Âs and early 90Âs with artists such as Master P, Mac Mall, Run D.M.C. and Jam Master Jay, Luniz, Paris, Young Black Teenagers, Slick Rick, Tragedy Khadafi, Spice One, Gangstarr, and many others.
Other dynamic social and political commentary on issues facing todayÂs youth will also be included. A sample MP3 of DJ Mike Relms mix can be heard right now at http://www.netweed.com/lyricalswords!
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