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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

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

Saeedah, An 18-Year Old Yemeni Siege Victim, Is Starving To Death Because Of Al-Saud

by Jonathan Azaziah

Say salaam to 18-year old Yemeni siege victim Saeedah. She’s from the coastal city of Hudaydah–part of the province of the same name–and is, clearly, suffering from a horrifying case of acute malnourishment. I normally don’t share photos like this because I find them to be denigrating to our beloved brethren, but since Yemenis are imploring us to do so to wake up the world about Saudi Arabia’s barbarity, I am following their lead because we should all be at their beckoned call. The reason why Saeedah is afflicted with this unspeakable condition is not because of Ansarullah as some infuriatingly dimwitted and even more infuriatingly sectarian “analysts” and “activists” have falsely noted. She’s starving to death… LITERALLY FADING AWAY TO LESS THAN SKIN AND BONES… Because the sanguinary, maleficent, rotten-to-the-core Saudi regime has bombed Hudaydah’s port and is blockading all foodstuffs, medicines and other humanitarian goods from entering the region. In addition to that, Al-Saud has bombed Hudaydah’s fisheries, one of the primary sources of food for the Yemeni residents, and set up a perimeter around the city with American, British and ‘Israeli’ assistance to keep the siege in a permanent state. Saeedah is going to die imminently and Dönmeh Saudi Arabia along with every last one of its Western backers will be awash in her blood. Continue reading Saeedah, An 18-Year Old Yemeni Siege Victim, Is Starving To Death Because Of Al-Saud

RIP To My Beloved Friend Ghassan Al-Husseini: Yemeni Hero, Yemeni Tragedy

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

I write to y’all today, paradoxically, brokenhearted after the death of my oldest friend, yet simultaneously proud beyond quantification of his bravery and martyrdom. My beloved brother Ghassan al-Husseini, Brooklyn-bred but Yemen’s own, was wounded in a Saudi regime air raid on Saada City on August 24th and after slipping into a coma a few days later, finally succumbed to his wounds early yesterday morning. Ghassan’s lungs had been punctured by shrapnel from Al-Saud’s American-made bombs, and because of the barbaric US-UK-Saudi-‘Israeli’ siege on Yemen, the incomparably courageous Yemeni doctors could not, despite repairing his lungs, prevent sepsis from overtaking his body because they didn’t have the antibiotics available to fight it. I am… devastated. And furious. So furious. Because this shouldn’t have happened. Continue reading RIP To My Beloved Friend Ghassan Al-Husseini: Yemeni Hero, Yemeni Tragedy

Nobody Rocked Quds Day 2016 Like Yemen and Ansarullah

by Jonathan Azaziah

Massive, defiant protests all around the world today for International Al-Quds Day, from the besieged Gaza Strip to the Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq to the Islamic Republic of Iran, occupied Kashmir to Sheikh Zakzaky’s Nigeria and beyond, but nobody, and I mean NOBODY, rocked it like Yemen. Bombarded by Dönmeh Al-Saud’s warplanes, starved by the US-UK-Zionist-Saudi siege, attacked from all sides by ISIS, AQAP and fugitive troll-stooge Hadi’s goons, but the Yemeni people marched for Palestine like all this chaos and terror wasn’t even there, because as I rhymed on the seventh track of my record “Felicity Of The Oppressed” earlier this year, “Falasteen is Yemen’s Heart”!!! And the demos in Sanaa were especially gorgeous as the moujahideen of Ansarullah and their committed supporters also happily waved Hizbullah’s flags and giant portraits of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, for in the eyes of the Yemeni Islamic Resistance–and truly, all free, resistant people–there is nothing on this Earth that upholds the Palestinian cause, exemplifies the spirit of our Mouqawamist-Liberationist struggle and signals the inevitable death of ‘Israel’ like Hizbullah. Nothing at all. Yemenis view Sayyed Abou Hadi as their leader in the same light that they view Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi, because each hero is cut from the same Resistance cloth of Anti-Zionism, Anti-Imperialism, Khomeiniism, Love of Martyrdom and a commitment to Palestine’s total liberation that is embedded in their angelic souls. If the toothlessness of the mainstream discourse on Palestine has you depressed, wary and just fed up, let the beauty and the steadfastness of the heroic Yemeni people pick up your spirits and take your breath away. I know that’s exactly what I’m going to do. ‪#‎LongLiveYemen‬ ‪#‎LongLiveAnsarullah‬ ‪#‎LongLiveHizbullah‬ ‪#‎LabaykahYaNasrallah‬ ‪#‎QudsDay2016‬ ‪#‎Ta7yaFalasteen‬

Pick A Side: Yemen’s Men of God vs. Satan’s Saudi-‘Israeli’ Beasts

by Jonathan Azaziah

If Yemen’s struggles and triumphs could be summed up in a single piece of art then this is it. On one side of the divide, you have the demonic Dönmeh House of Saud, its GCC marionettes, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, traitorous Sudan, betrayer Eritrea, Mauritania and Turkey, backed by the American regime, the UK, France, Germany, Canada and of course, ‘Israel’, while on the opposite side you have the Yemeni Islamic Resistance of Ansarullah led by the indefatigable Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi, who are defeating this coalition of ominous oppressors with nothing but their blood and their faith. And of course ALLAH (SWT) is on the side of the Houthis because ALLAH (SWT) is Al-Adl, The Just, and justice is always on the side of the oppressed as Malcolm X (R.A.) used to remind us of constantly. Continue reading Pick A Side: Yemen’s Men of God vs. Satan’s Saudi-‘Israeli’ Beasts

ISIS Murdered More Iraqi Shi’a Today, But We Won’t Abandon Imam Kazim (A.S.)

by Jonathan Azaziah

Pain in the homeland never stops. Iraq has now had its third day in a row with a massive car bombing, this time a triple attack hitting three separate locations across Baghdad. Casualty count is at least 18 martyrs and over 45 wounded, the majority of the victims once again being Iraqi Shi’a pilgrims marching to commemorate Imam Moussa al-Kazim’s (A.S.) martyrdom in 799 AD. ISIS and its Zionist-Saudi controllers hate the Shi’a so much that even when they are on their last legs and are being pushed back on every front in Iraq–except wherever the American ZOG and the ‘Israeli’-controlled Kurdish forces are, the Takfiris are protected and thus proliferate in those areas–and should, strategically speaking, find a way to counteract their losses, they find ways to slip through security cracks and kill us because spilling our blood is what fuels them. Continue reading ISIS Murdered More Iraqi Shi’a Today, But We Won’t Abandon Imam Kazim (A.S.)

Felicity Of The Oppressed Ain’t Just An Album, It’s A Lyrical Movie!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

My ancient bruv from another muv Shan Cee FiftyOne aka He Who Signals The Truth asked me to write this so here goes. My fourth album, “Felicity Of The Oppressed”, is more than just an ode to Yemen in Beats-Rhymes-Life(form) or a mere collective of cohesive songs; it’s a lyrical movie… A Hip-Hop play in 3 acts that starts with a bang, tears your guts out, enrages you and then crescendos with a feeling of victoriousness that soothes and consoles. While every joint stands alone as an individual experience and I did indeed write it that way, F.O.T.O. is meant to be listened to in totality so you can grasp the fullness and connectedness of the concept: Yemen’s pain and suffering at the hands of Earth’s Most Evil, followed by Yemen’s struggle against these oppressors, followed by and concluding with Ansarullah’s triumph over the forces of Dajjal and the globalizing of their win which I am humbled to be part of. You don’t skip around when you’re watching a flick, do you? Because doing so, you lose critical plot points, right? Same idea applies here. Continue reading Felicity Of The Oppressed Ain’t Just An Album, It’s A Lyrical Movie!

Globalized Yemen, F.O.T.O Single #4, Is Out!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Alhamdulillah. “Globalized Yemen”, the fourth and final single off my ‪#‎Yemen‬ album Felicity Of The Oppressed, is now available. Hard to describe how proud I am of this song and how much it means to me, as it was produced by my late homie Jamal Dubois (Metal Gear Solid), one of the last beats he made prior to passing almost nine years ago. Could never bring myself to write a full piece to it, scribbling only various things over the years, because it was too painful but after hearing it in the midst of the Saudi aggression against Yemen, the words just gushed out like a lava stream from a volcano. It’s a flat-out epic instrumental and it brought the lyrical best out of me. This joint exemplifies everything that Ansarullah and the Yemeni people are and just how important their struggle is in a worldwide context. The Houthis and their comrades are like the Algerians who fought French colonialism, the DPRK, the Palestinian Resistance, Hizbullah, the Vietnamese Resistance, the Iraqi Mouqawamah, the Iranian revolutionaries led by Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Khomeini (R.A.) and more. They all get shouted out here… Even got some 9/11 truth on the joint! Barely anybody is speaking about Yemen, its suffering and its victories, but that doesn’t matter… ‘Cause Haqq is Haqq and it is beyond critical for the triumphs of the Yemeni people to be globalized. So… Y’all know the deal. Throw it in your whips or your ‘phones and let it BLAST like a Striking Star missile!

Promise To The Blind (Moustafa’s Song), F.O.T.O. Single #3, Is Out!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

I am ecstatic to share with y’all “Promise To The Blind (Moustafa’s Song)”, the third single off my ‪#‎Yemen‬ album Felicity Of The Oppressed. This joint is dedicated to the undaunted, unbroken blind Yemenis, specifically 6-year old Moustafa Abed al-Bari, of Al-Nour Center For The Care and Rehabilitation Of The Blind in Sanaa, which was bombed by the demonic House of Saud in the first week of January earlier this year. I couldn’t have done this without my incredible engineer and dear homie Payday Monsanto, who mixed and mastered the gem gorgeously, my brother-in-arms Naveed Khanverse, whose powerful and heartfelt second verse is among the best bars he’s ever penned, and most especially, the beautiful, brilliant and ever-Mouqawamistic Sarah Abdallah, who gave me every piece of information on Moustafa and the people of Al-Nour she could track down in the Arabic press–which was particularly difficult as not many places reported about this atrocity–that I would ultimately utilize for my own lyrical storm on the track. Madd love to all y’all, we did something really special here. So without anymore delay, and as I’ve grown accustomed to saying, LET IT KNOCK: