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First Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Art Is Out: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

“Eternally Husseini” drops in 64 days!

There is no revolutionary as formidable, inspiring and important as Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. He stands as both a giant-like individual and an unstoppable spiritual force who is feared by his enemies and loved by his partisans. As the Ummah’s loudest and most eloquent voice for Yemen, the Ummah’s most steadfast champion of the Palestinian cause, the Ummah’s brightest beam of Anti-Zionism, the Ummah’s most fearless opposition to the House of Saud, and the liberator of Lebanon, he exemplifies everything Muslims and activists of all stripes should strive towards becoming. As I rhymed on my track “For the Sayyeds”, off my 2016 album for Yemen, “Exposed Saud as a pathetic embarrassment, shredded their arrogance/Sayyed you’re a legend and in Heaven no doubt the angels already built you sevens of the most splendid, incredible garrisons/”. It is for this reason, as we seek to leave our own legendary mark in the struggle against Zio-Imperialism, that Sayyed Hassan is featured so heavily in all aspects of “Eternally Husseini”. If there was any one person who represents Imam Hussein (A.S.) to the fullest in this epoch, it is Nasrallah, and if there was anyone who carries the Husseini spirit in his every word and deed, again, it is Nasrallah. When I write my bars, I carry him with me. When I lace up in the booth, I carry him with me. When I rip on stage, I carry him, one of a mere handful of Islamic warrior-saints in the last 1,000 years, with me. And I know that Mohammad Hamza, the brilliant artist (and my brother-in-arms) behind this gorgeous print and all the other “Eternally Husseini” artwork, does the same when he sits down with a blank canvas and gets to knocking out a masterpiece. “Labaykah Ya Nasrallah!” isn’t just a chant, it’s a way of life. And we will forever be at Sayyed Abou Hadi’s service until the casket drops. Beyond that too. He embodies the true meaning of “Eternally Husseini” and because of that, we emulate him in all that we do. #EternallyHusseiniComingSoon #HipHopHizbullah #MaddCold #HusseiniDayMay25th #LabaykahYaNasrallah

It’s Official! “Eternally Husseini” Is Finished And Will Drop On May 25th, 2017!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

“Eternally Husseini” is offically recorded in its entirety! I’m done! Alhamdulillah ya Rab! And so, as the mixing and mastering process now begins, I’d like to announce the ironclad release date for the album: May 25th, 2017, Resistance and Liberation Day. Yes, Iron Galaxy and I picked this holy and historic occasion for the day we drop our record because just as Hizbullah liberated Lebanon from a 22-year Zionist occupation and killed ‘Greater Israel’ dead, we hope these 15 tracks will not only raise further awareness among our ranks, but also set off a chain reaction which will birth an Anti-Parasitic Hip-Hop movement determined to free our music and culture from Jewish/Corporate domination. I’ll be releasing individual promo pieces of each one of the revolutionary figures you see here (and a few other surprises) at least once a week until “Eternally Husseini” drops. I would be under-selling the living daylights out of it if I just tell you that the record is dope, that it’s just fly as skies set ablaze or that it’s just ill as hospitals with a dire medicine shortage. It’s next-level all the way around and y’all are gonna flip like acrobats on angeldust when you hear it. TRUST. Continue reading It’s Official! “Eternally Husseini” Is Finished And Will Drop On May 25th, 2017!

Final Studio Session Of “Eternally Husseini” Is Here But First, We Bow Our Heads For Today’s Syrian Martyrs

by Jonathan “Madd Cold”

‘Bout to hit the studio for the FINAL session of “Eternally Husseini”… I’ll be recording the outro to the album, an ultra-heavy track called “When The Rocks & The Trees Cry”. But it’s hard to feel anything other than something between crippling melancholy and feral fury after what happened today in Damascus. All my love and solidarity to those martyred in the Takfiri suicide bombings on the Syrian capital as well as the wounded and their steadfast families. Prayers and heartfelt vibes to my Syrian brethren too. It’s not a coincidence that these heinous atrocities were perpetrated today, for today marks six years of war. Six years of terrorism. Six years of destabilization. Six years of chaos in the name of “Greater ‘Israel'” because the usurping Zionist entity and its NATO-GCC puppets proved themselves unable to knock down the Resistance Axis in the 2006 July War. But also… Six years of RESISTANCE. Everything happening on Syrian soil at this moment is a direct result of the ‘Israeli’-American-Khaleeji failure to defeat Hizbullah over a decade ago and Syria’s refusal to abandon its decades-long military support for the resistance organisms in Lebanon and occupied Palestine. Six years of horror but Syria, its Army and its remarkable people have shown the Empire that their knees don’t buckle; their voices do not crack; their fists do not unclench; and their spirits do not shatter. Continue reading Final Studio Session Of “Eternally Husseini” Is Here But First, We Bow Our Heads For Today’s Syrian Martyrs

As The Recording Of “Eternally Husseini” Winds Down, We Break To Pray For Bolivia’s Evo Morales

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Getting ready to smash the penultimate session for “Eternally Husseini” but I wanted to take a moment to send my thoughts and prayers to Bolivian President Evo Morales, who, according to Cuban media’s announcement today, will be heading to Cuba to undergo surgery in just a few weeks to remove a nodule in his vocal chords. Bolivia’s first Indigenous head of state is the apogee of revolutionary and has been a friend to both the Syrian Arab Republic and the Palestinian cause in ways that put just about every “Arab” and “Muslim” regime in the world to shame. He has given new meaning along with new strength to Anti-Imperialism and Anti-Zionism and every last one of us should be studying his remarkable life and incandescent achievements. Indeed, his homeland of Bolivia as well as the whole of Latin America and the Global South are eternally changed for the better because of his social and political ascendancy. Even though the operation is a minor one, after what befell El Comandante Hugo Chavez, we know that such things still need to be handled with the utmost vigilance. So get well soon Señor Presidente… Mouqawamists everywhere are pulling for you! VIVA EVO!

El Comandante Hugo Chavez Has Been Gone 4 Years Now But He Still Thunders Triumphantly In Our Hearts

by Jonathan Azaziah

Hard to believe that it’s been 4 years to the day already. Ever seen animations of hypothetical scenarios in which giant meteors collide with Earth and leave unprecedented ruin in their wake? Metaphorically speaking, that’s what took place on March 5th, 2013 when Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, the father of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution and among the most important, successful and paradigm-shattering revolutionaries of the last century, departed from this plane of existence. His passing, or, more appropriately and accurately, MARTYRDOM, left a gaping hole in the fabric of the worldwide struggle against Zio-Imperialism and an even bigger tear in the heart of humanity. As official stories go, it’s said that El Comandante died of cancer. On the surface of course, that is the case. ***HOW*** the founder and ever-enduring source of Chavismo contracted the disease though is a different matter entirely. Even before his death, Chavez repeatedly accused the US ZOG of poisoning him and other Latin American leaders with cancer. Continue reading El Comandante Hugo Chavez Has Been Gone 4 Years Now But He Still Thunders Triumphantly In Our Hearts

“Eternally Husseini” Update: Recording Process Near Completion And More Mouqawamah Music To Come!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Your man is on fire. Or better still–FREEZER BURN. For a good while now, I’ve been hard at work in the studio, putting the finishing touches on a lot of important and powerful music that is going to be dropped imminently. And over the last ten days especially, I’ve just been STEAMROLLING–like Hizbullah in future operations in the Galilee. Banged out my verses for my fam from another ma’am Shan51’s upcoming and soon-to-be-labeled classic album, “From Darkness Came Light”. I’m featured on two joints, “Spitfire Sages” and “Monsoon Revolution” (which is a particularly big honor because we’ll be joined by Pyrit, Phaze and the legendary Canibus). And I’ve also been BLAZING through the remaining tracks on my own upcoming record “Eternally Husseini”, knocking out 5 of the remaining 9 joints. I’ve laced up “Labaykah Ya Muhammad (S.A.W.W.)” (an ode to our Noble Prophet), “We Love You Mahmoud!” (an ode to Ahmadinejad), “We Are One Hand” (an Iraqi unity anthem), “Ahlul Iblis” (an intense, rage-filled lyrical tirade against the Takfiri terrorist filth) and “Hidden Hands of Entropy” (a storm of a joint about the Armenian Genocide). The moment I’m done recording, which should be at the end of this coming week, I will announce the official release date of the album, so STAY TUNED! I also have a remix for my gifted brethren Anuragi’s remarkable song “Aazadi”–Striking Star Salute to my beloved brother Abbas Shamael Rizvi who did the amazing video for the joint–on deck, just wait ’till y’all hear it! And lastly… A song that is simultaneously very dear and very gut-wrenching to me, “They Will Never Take Us Alive”, a tribute to my martyred friend Ghassan al-Husseini who lost his life last year in a Saudi air strike on Saada, is nearly ready to go and I am aching to share it. I will not be on social media as much as I race to the finish line on each of these projects so please forgive me in advance for missing any of your posts and updates as well as any delays in responding to messages. All my love to y’all. FTJ, DTI, DTS, ZMF, Islam. #EternallyHusseiniComingSoon #MaddCold #HipHopHizbullah

Staying True To Its Zionist Ownership & Agenda, YouTube Censors Madd Cold’s 9/11 Truth Song “Zionist Job”

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Death to YouTube. Earlier yesterday evening, I received a notification that the video for my joint “Zionist Job” was taken down due to “hate speech” and that my YouTube account had a “strike” on it, thus vastly limiting my sharing/posting “privileges” for three months and putting the account in total jeopardy if another “hate speech” violation is found. I’ve appealed the decision, but considering I have “Death To ‘Israel'”, “I Ain’t Charlie” and “Overthrow The Saudis” on the channel, I’m under no illusions that deletion is where I’m heading. This is pure, Orwellian, totalitarian censorship. YouTube, owned by the Jewish supremacist demons Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Google, has always targeted Anti-Zionist content and the removal of my song reflects this ongoing commitment to hasbara in totality. The message couldn’t be clearer: ISIS and Al-Qaeda propaganda? Fine. Saudi propaganda against the peoples of Yemen, Syria and Iraq? Fine. American, British, French and other colonialist propaganda covering up all types of crimes against humanity? Fine. ‘Israeli’ propaganda hiding atrocities and the usurping Zionist serpent’s backing of Takfiri terrorists regionwide? Fine. Hideous bigotry against Muslims? Most especially fine. Even soft 9/11 “truth” presented by the Zionist-run InfoWars/Loose Change crowd? Absolutely and perfectly FINE. But delve into Earth-shaking, game-changing, paradigm-shattering truths like who actually ***DID*** 9/11, i.e. ‘Israel’ and its Jewish-Zionist criminal network in New York and DC, say BYE-BYE ’cause that just doesn’t fly. I guess though… It’s true what they say, ain’t it? If The Monsters aren’t trying to take you down, then you’re not doing anything right, are you? So I’m gonna rock this as a badge of honor. I’ll remain upright too. With the microphone firmly in my hand and a will to keep exposing ‘Israel’ ’till all the criminal Jews and their Gentile collaborators in the 9/11 plot are brought to justice for knocking the Towers down and waging a global war on Islam. And TRUST, I will most certainly remain Anti-Parasitic as a muhfucka while I’m at it. Death to YouTube.

“Zionist Job” can still be heard on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Let it knock and spread it far and wide in defiance of YouTube’s censorship.

Malcolm X (R.A.) Saved My Life And 52 Years After His Martyrdom, He Remains The Foundation For All Revolutionary Muslim Activists

by Jonathan Azaziah

Humanity died on this day 52 years ago, when Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (R.A.), better known to the world as Malcolm X, was gunned down in the Audubon Ballroom of Washington Heights. We are told by the Zionist-dominated mainstream media that the Nation of Islam killed him but we know better. Traitors within the NOI were indeed the triggermen but they weren’t the orchestrators. That distinction goes to the COINTELPRO tandem of the FBI and the Anti-Defamation League Of B’nai B’rith (ADL), which were both conducting heavy surveillance on Malcolm up until the day of his martyrdom and which both wanted the elimination of this giant at all costs because of his stances on Anti-Zionism, Anti-Imperialism and Black Independence. Continue reading Malcolm X (R.A.) Saved My Life And 52 Years After His Martyrdom, He Remains The Foundation For All Revolutionary Muslim Activists

Palestinian Activist-MC Mabous48’s 30-Track “Sum Power 4 Da Masses” Is A Hip-Hop Masterpiece

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

If you love Palestine and you love Hip-Hop, then what you need to do is go cop my dearest brother from another mother Ali Mabous’s new album “Sum Power 4 Da Masses”. Sometimes dark and sometimes beautiful, sometimes poetic and sometimes raw, but always, always, ALWAYS dope beyond measure, my beloved dun effortlessly delivers a 30-track masterpiece and his best work to date. The son of martyred Palestinian Resistance legend Muhammad Abbas (aka Abou Abbas) and an artist-activist of the utmost ability and passion, Mabous48’s story ***MUST*** be heard and should be cherished by anyone and everyone who considers himself (or herself) Mouqawamist-minded. I was (and am) so happy to be part of this gorgeous release, on the 21st joint, “Power Of Language (Language Is War),” and it is definitely one of the highlights of the record. My other personal favorites are “Power Trippin'”, “Tales of Power”, “Hip-Hop and I”, “Universal Movement”, “Mabous Da Masses” and “Pure Power” which features Hip-Hop legend Canibus. Mabous, habibi, you should be beyond proud of yourself for this project… It ain’t just your magnum opus but a gem and a half. From Iraq to Falasteen, Brooklyn to Montreal, Striking Star Salute and keep ’em coming!!

A Hip-Hop Hizbullah: Islamic Revolution International Center Interviews Jonathan Azaziah About Life, Music and Counter-Hegemony

Introduction (by Jonathan Azaziah): Jummah Mubarak! Been meaning to share this with y’all for a good while. Back in October, I had the honor and blessing of being interviewed by the Islamic Revolution International Center, a zine/think tank run by revolutionary Iranian students. We talked a little bit about where I came from and what drove me to become an MC; the origins of Islamophobia; Zionist control of the music industry; the fight to overthrow World Zionism’s system of hegemony; and the definition and aims of Mouqawamah Music. As a Khomeiniist, this meant a great deal to me and I pray all of you, my dear comrades, enjoy the read. I have to thank brother Abdullah Mohamadi for the beautiful opportunity and in these arduous times, I also want to once again extend all my love and solidarity to the resistant Islamic Republic of Iran and its most wonderful people.

***Just a quick note regarding the title: “Hip-Hop Hizbullah”, which I mention in the interview, is a lyric from my song “The Liberators“, featuring my beloved brother Khanverse KV, off my 2015 album “Son of Kufa Vol. 1: Rise Of The Anomaly”. With the subject matter at hand, I consider it most apt 😀 ***

Islamic Revolution International Center: Can you give us a brief bio of yourself?

Jonathan Azaziah: My name is Jonathan Azaziah–which is Arabic for “powerful light”–and am known on the mic as Madd Cold, a moniker I earned because of the harsh truths I would spit whilst rap-battling in the streets of Brooklyn (or Iraqlyn as I like to call it), New York City, where I was born and raised. I am 29 years old and am the son of an Iraqi father and a Moroccan-Russian mother. DTI (Death to ‘Israel’!) is my motto, “Ya Hussein (A.S.)!” is my battlecry, Mesopotamia is my soul, Palestine is my compass and Yemen is my heart! Don’t have anything else on my mind 24 hours a day except playing my part in the liberation of our people from the clutches of World Arrogance. Continue reading A Hip-Hop Hizbullah: Islamic Revolution International Center Interviews Jonathan Azaziah About Life, Music and Counter-Hegemony