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Tenth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Malcolm Latif Shabazz

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Not much longer now, y’all! “Eternally Husseini” is just 16 days away!

But I do not write to you today from the apex of triumph and defiance that informs much of our identity as Shi’a. Instead, I write to you from the other side of the spectrum which is also very much a part of our being as the soldiers of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.): Agony, tragedy and heartbreak–all felt with unimaginable intensity by Imam Hussein (A.S.) and the Karbala 72 on Ashoura. For today is the 4th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm Latif Shabazz (R.A.), the grandson of our eternal revolutionary teacher Hajj Malik el-Shabazz aka Malcolm X (R.A.) Young Malcolm was murdered under exceptionally murky circumstances in Mexico City, where he had traveled to express solidarity with a deported labor organizer as well as to build a broad coalition of strugglers against Zio-Imperialism, from the oppressed Mexican people to oppressed Muslims in the US. No such bridges were constructed however because the sole male heir of Malcolm X was beaten to death outside a bar, of all places. The official story shall not be repeated here because it shall not be dignified with a retort. In the same vein, the Zionist media’s coverage of Young Malcolm’s martyrdom was so insanely execrable, deliberately deceptive and overtly racist, with particular malice towards his blessed family, that it too shall not even be dignified herein. Continue reading Tenth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Malcolm Latif Shabazz

Ninth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Gamal Abdel Nasser

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Tick-tock! “Eternally Husseini” is just 21 days away!!

Father of the Arabs. Voice of the Arabs. Smile of the Arabs. Hope of the Arabs. Liberator of Egypt. Sire of the Nonaligned Movement. Unifier of Africa. Gamal Abdel Nasser, rendered here spectacularly and beautifully by the invaluable and incomparable Mohammad Hamza of Intifada Street, was all that and more. Much, MUCH more. The revolutionary legacies of so many are directly linked to Nasser and all that he achieved after throwing off the shackles of the Egyptian monarchy and Rothschild-financed British Imperialism–everyone from Indonesia’s Sukarno to Ghana’s Nkrumah, Congo’s Lumumba to Palestine’s Habash, Libya’s Qadhafi to Syria’s Hafez al-Assad and more. Much, MUCH more. Nasser was larger than life. Larger than reality itself! He was a giant who could walk through solar systems as if he was merely crossing the street and thanks to his unmatched eloquence, unrivaled passion and all-encompassing love for our people, millions upon millions of Arabs and others in the Global South achieved Mouqawamah Consciousness under his watch. Continue reading Ninth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Gamal Abdel Nasser

Eighth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Abou Azrael

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

“Eternally Husseini” drops in a mere 25 days! We pray that y’all are as amped as Iron Galaxy and I are for the release!

And since today also marks the birthday of Abou Fadhl al-Abbas (A.S.), the tireless lion who took arrow after arrow from the tyrant Yazid’s (L.A.) shaytanic army to defend his brother Hussein (A.S.), the third Imam of Shi’a Islam and the Master of Martyrs, on the sands of Karbala, Intifada Street founder and my ridiculously gifted brother Mohammad Hamza’s next promo piece for the album is abso-defo in order: Iraqi Islamic Resistance legend and Imam Ali (A.S.) Brigade Commander Ayyoub Faleh al-Rubaie, better known as Abou Azrael. This hulk-like, happy-go-lucky Mighty Mesopotamian Moujahid is a one-man wrecking crew against Takfiri terrorist filth. Wielding everything from handguns to heavy artillery, axes to swords to his bare hands, Abou Azrael has single-handedly eviscerated more than 1,000 Wahhabi Khawarij and has led the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units to a plethora of victories in the battle against the US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-created scourge of ISIS. Prior to his championing of the Anti-Takfiri cause, he was known for his tenacity on the battlefields of southern Iraq where he combated the American-Zionist occupation, saving many Iraqis from the invaders and preventing our precious holy cities of Kufa, Karbala and Najaf from falling into the hands of Earth’s Most Evil. Continue reading Eighth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Abou Azrael

Seventh Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

“Eternally Husseini”, my fifth album but the very first with my dear brother and gifted super-producer Iron Galaxy, drops in 28 days! Yes ladies and gentlemen, there are no delays and we are moving full-speed ahead!

With that outta the way, and since the following revolutionary giant has been back in the news lately with his unfortunate disqualification from the upcoming Iranian election, it’s time to share the next piece of Intifada Street founder and graphic artistry wizard-warrior Mohammad Hamza’s ongoing “Eternally Husseini” promo series: Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I dedicate an entire song to The Good Doctor on the album, bluntly and appropriately called “We Love You Mahmoud!” To call the man a hero, an inspiration, a legend, a glory, a gift or a gem would all be criminally understating it… Hence why it took me a whole track to pour my heart out for this modern-day saint whose support for the Lebanese Islamic Resistance helped win the July 2006 War; whose backing of the Iraqi struggle against the American-Zionist occupation helped us prevail over the invasion; and whose unlimited assistance to the Palestinian Resistance, especially Islamic Jihad, helped inflict a humiliating defeat on ‘Israel’ during Operation Pillar of Cloud in 2012. Also, lest we forget that large chunks of humanity woke up under Ahmadinejad’s tenure as the Islamic Republic of Iran’s president from 2005 to 2013 because of his fearless confrontation of the two greatest myths prevailing in geopolitics today: The official 9/11 story and the official “Holocaust” narrative. If leaders in the Arab-Islamic world today had a thimble, nay, A THIMBLE OF A THIMBLE of Ahmadinejad’s courage, compassion and commitment to True Islam, the “Arab Spring” never would have come to fruition, ‘Israel’ would no longer exist and the Empire would have LONG been ejected from our region. Same wisdom applies to all these “Anti-Zionist” frauds who claim that they oppose the usurping Judaic entity but won’t touch 9/11 truth or “Holocaust” revisionism with a 10,000-foot pole because they fear what Jews may think of them. Cowards! Damn cowards, the lot of ’em! Continue reading Seventh Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Sixth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

The countdown to “Eternally Husseini” continues on with a vengeance! Just 43 days away now and Iron Galaxy and I cannot wait to share it with y’all!

And who really represents Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) courage, patience, steadfastness, love for Islam, compassion for humanity, truthfulness and commitment to justice in this age like Nigeria’s Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky? We now stand at 16 months since the Zionized, Westoxified, Saudi-bought Nigerian regime carried out the Zaria Massacre and unlawfully threw the Sheikh and his wife Sayyeda Zeenat into a prison cell. 16 months that “The Ummah” has been silent. 16 months that the “human rights activists” have been silent. 16 months that the “Palestine Solidarity Movement” has been silent. But not us though! Our tongues and our pens still cut through propaganda for the Sheikh and will continue to do so, ruthlessly, until he is liberated! Beautifully rendered here by none other than Intifada Street art-marksman Mohammad Hamza, Sheikh Zakzaky is mentioned on numerous “Eternally Husseini” songs and has an entire track, “Silence On The Sheikh”, dedicated to him and the struggle of the Nigerian Shi’a for their rights. “Silence On The Sheikh”, which features the remarkable lyrical gifts of Yusuf Abdul-Mateen Trombly of Blak Madeen, Rafiqi Green and Khanverse KV, not only highlights the sacrifices of the Zaria Martyrs and the saintliness of Sheikh Zakzaky, it’s also an anthem of Islamic unity–something we need so desperately in this time of Saudi-Wahhabi assertiveness and weaponized Takfirism. I said it when the joint dropped last year and I’ll say it again now: It’s the most wonderful thing I’ve ever done in my 17 years on the microphone. Continue reading Sixth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky

Fifth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (R.A.)

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

“Eternally Husseini” is now just 46 days away from release!

And since today marks 37 years after one of the most prolific revolutionary minds of the Arab-Islamic world was murdered in cold blood by the US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-backed tyrant Saddam Hussein, it is the perfect occasion to release the next masterpiece of my genius-artist comrade Mohammad Hamza’s “Eternally Husseini” series: Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr. This great Iraqi Shahid, a man whose stature reduces planets to dust and suns to fragments, was abducted from his home–where he had been kept locked up on house arrest for months solely for his WRITINGS in support of Iran’s Islamic Revolution–on April 9th, 1980. He was then beaten, tortured and subsequently executed when Saddam’s thugs hammered a nail into his head. The Sayyed was also forced to watch his sister, Sayyeda Amina “Bint Huda” Haidar al-Sadr (R.A.), a towering Islamic scholar in her own right, get brutally murdered right before his very eyes. But what the Yazid-like despot Saddam and his Zionist masters failed to grasp is that someone like Sayyed Baqir al-Sadr is impossible to kill. For the legacy that he left was immortal. Among his students were Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Sayyed Abbas Moussawi (R.A.), Sheikh Na’im Qassem, Sayyed Hashem al-Haidari and many others from Hizbullah and the Iraqi Resistance. It was this great Iraqi Shahid who wrote the constitution for the Islamic Republic of Iran. His critiques of both Western “socialism” and capitalism are rivaled by few not only in our region or even the Global South but the entire planet. Just as much as Imam Khomeini (R.A.), he is a godfather of Mouqawamah regionwide and the Muhammadi-Husseini blood which once ran through his veins was honored with his every deed. Continue reading Fifth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (R.A.)

Fourth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

With “Eternally Husseini” now just 47 days from its release, and in the aftermath of the Khan Sheikhoun chemical weapons false flag attack and the Trump regime’s subsequent illegal attack on Al-Shayrat Airbase in Homs, the time couldn’t be more perfect or apt to release the next piece of genius promo artwork for the album by the invaluable and noble Mohammad Hamza of Intifada Street: Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad. It has become a talking point in the alternative media and even the Resistance Camp over the years that the Zionist war on the Syrian Arab Republic is not about Assad. But this is wrong. Very, very, VERY… WRONG. Fact of the matter is, at the root of Zion’s attempts to destroy Syria are the desire to overthrow this individual, Assad, and the strategic necessity of World Parasitism to replace him with someone who is not going to resist US-‘Israeli’ hegemony but comply with it, facilitate it and happily serve it. Continue reading Fourth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad

Third Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

The march to “Eternally Husseini” continues! Only 54 days away now!

In the wake of Iraqi Islamic Resistance group Harakat Hizbullah al-Nujaba (HHN) forming the Golan Liberation Brigade, a very dear Iraqi-Syrian brother of mine said to me just the other day that never before has he been as proud to be Iraqi as he is right now. And I couldn’t agree more. That our dauntless moujahideen–who are already in the midst of fighting the merciless Takfiri enemy not only on our own soil but also across the western Iraqi border on multiple fronts in the Syrian Arab Republic–would make the strategic decision to put their best and brightest on the front lines of another arena in direct confrontation with the ‘Israeli’ enemy is a testament to their heroism, their Anti-Zionist vision, their love of martyrdom, their deep-rooted commitment to the path of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and their passion for the Palestinian cause. Leading HHN’s brave fighters of course is the one and only Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi. Rendered gorgeously and perfectly here by Mohammad Hamza aka Dr. Ever-Brill (founder of Intifada Street and my beloved brother), Harakat al-Nujaba’s fiery and exceptional chief is a moujahid paralleled by very, VERY few in the Ummah today. A son of Iraq’s fiercely Husseini and poverty-stricken Shi’a south, he began his revolutionary career as a student of Al-Shahid Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr. He was a rising star at the Hawza of Najaf al-Ashrad and completed his studies with the highest honors. Despite all his accolades however, he has always remained a humble servant beholden to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.) and Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) Continue reading Third Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi

Second Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Only 59 days ’till “Eternally Husseini” explodes into your headphones like one of Ansarullah’s ballistic missiles!

Marking two years of Dönmeh Al-Saud’s aggression against Yemen, let’s raise our fists one time to honor the man who has guided the Yemeni people against the Zio-Imperialist scheme to divide their nation; the hero who has commandeered a powerful resistance movement which has already etched its place in the pantheon of counter-hegemonic strugglers for all-time: Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi. Fiery and eloquent, brilliant and wise, the leader of Ansarullah is as fearless as any moujahid currently on the battlefield defending Yemen against the Saudi-led invaders. He is a Soldier-Saint with a truly LIVING LEGEND status. Trained in the Muhammadi-Husseini-Zaydi sciences at the onset of his teenage years by his brother, the giant of giants Sayyed Hussein al-Houthi (R.A.), Sayyed Abdul Malik always had a passion for Islam, Anti-Imperialism and Palestine, which rests dearest and deepest in his heart. And when his blessed brother was martyred at the hands of the US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-backed Saleh regime in the first war launched by the Sanaa tyranny against the people of northern Yemen in ’04, he stepped in to lead the Houthis into their next phase. Like Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah taking over for Sayyed Abbas Moussawi (R.A.) and transforming Hizbullah into the powerhouse it is today, Sayyed Abdul al-Houthi made Ansarullah into a game-changing, region-shifting resistance organism from a ragtag group of fearsome guerilla fighters. But it was during Operation Scorched Earth that his transcendent essence was solidified. Al-Saud was mercilessly bombing Saada and hit the Al-Houthi family home. Al-Arabiya triumphantly proclaimed that Sayyed Abdul Malik was killed in the attack. But alas! Just days later, he popped up in an interview, wounded with his arm in a sling and some burns but little else, and he fiercely declared, “I am not dead o’ tyrants! I am alive and I am well! I carry the scars of your cowardly air raids with pride! Hear me! We will fight you ’till all of Arabia no longer knows your oppression!” The man was struck by the sickle of the angel of death and he walked away unscathed. The Lion of Dahyan indeed! Continue reading Second Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi

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