"A setback is just a setup for a comeback."
--from Bebe Moore Campbell's "72 Hour Hold"
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Egypt's #Jan25 Movement & Hip Hop :: Arabian Knightz & Lauryn Hill
I live and work in Cairo, Egypt. Unless, you've been under a rock (or had your Internet access disconnected), then you should know about the 'unrest' here.
There's so much to say about what is going on here right now, but this is a hip hop blog, so I'll remain focused.
Arabian Knightz have hooked up w/hip hop's supreme queen, Lauryn Hill. They've recorded "Rebel" about the #Jan25 movement which has forever changed Egypt (regardless of the outcome). Folks in the U.S., particularly Black folks are very familiar with civil rights and human rights and what it's like to not have them. Prideful Egyptians have been 'rebelling' by marching peacefully for nearly two weeks for better human rights.
Hip hoppers, if you know and understand their plight, then do what you can to show your support. kfox.
Missing the greats ... my grandfathers and grandmother, Whitney Houston, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Bernie Mac, Tim Russert, Bo Diddley, Issac Hayes, Max Roach, James Brown, Gerald Levert, Ed Bradley, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Ruth Brown, Oscar Peterson, August Wilson and Bebe Moore Campbell