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Fifteenth And Final Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Let the final piece of artwork mark the final countdown to “Eternally Husseini”! Now less than 2 days away!

Even though martyred Venezuelan President El Comandante Hugo Chavez (RIP) and Bolivian President Evo Morales aren’t Muslims nor mentioned by name on this album, Intifada Street founder Mohammad Hamza and I decided to include them in the promo and with the Zulfiqar Mic-Sword at that because they both stand for truth in the face of Washington’s aggressions and because they both represent the Husseini spirit in their cores. They were featured heavily on my previous record “Son of Kufa Vol. 1: Rise Of The Anomaly” and shouted out on “Globalized Yemen” off my lyrical dedication to the Yemeni people “Felicity Of The Oppressed”, and as far as myself, Iron Galaxy and Hamza are concerned, they are revolutionaries of the most exceptional caliber who put the vast majority of “The Ummah” to shame. Verily, with their words and actions, Chavez and Evo have not merely defied Zio-Imperialism but constructed remarkable Resistance infrastructures in their respective homelands and uplifted millions of their peoples from the squalor imposed on them–and the whole of Latin America–since the dawn of the colonialist era. Going even deeper, both Chavista Venezuela and Evo’s Bolivia have put their own lives on the line and that of their nations to uphold the Palestinian cause as well as to defend Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) living heirs, Hizbullah, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria. And truth be told, there is nothing more Husseini in this day and age than challenging the Yazid (L.A.) and Shimr (L.A.) of modern times, i.e. the usurping Zionist entity and every last one of its puppets. On that note, let it be remembered that Chavez holds the distinction of being the only head of state to ever be praised by Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah outside of the Resistance Axis. Continue reading Fifteenth And Final Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez

Fourteenth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

“Eternally Husseini” is just a meager 96 hours away from release!

And what would an album with such a title be without the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei?! Depicted here once more by Dr. Ever-Brill aka Mohammad Hamza of Intifada Street, the Living Martyr–as he is known for surviving a car bomb attack by the US-‘Israeli’-backed, quasi-Marxist death-cult known as the MEK on June 27th, 1981 that left his right arm permanently damaged [side-note: he is shown with that very arm raised and holding the Zulfiqar Mic-Sword in the art because he is Defiance Incarnate!]–is not just the commander-in-chief of Iran’s righteous Armed Forces, Basij and Revolutionary Guard Corps. He is the commander-in-chief of the Global-and-Total Revolution against International Zionism and all of its marionettes in both the West and the East. He opens his mouth to SPEAK the purest of pure truths, we drop what we’re doing and listen. He puts pen to paper to WRITE the most pristine of pristine truths, we rush to our laptops and phones to read. He gives an order to resist this or that invader, this or that despot, and we follow it to the ends of the Earth with martyrdom in our hearts. Continue reading Fourteenth Piece Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Is Out: Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei

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.)

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

“Felicity Of The Oppressed”, Dedicated To Blessed Yemen, Is Now Available For Free Download!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

It was two years ago today that the murderous Saudi Kingdom of Darkness began its genocidal war on Yemen. And it was one year ago today that I dropped my fourth album “Felicity Of The Oppressed” in honor of this blessed, ancient land, its people, its history, its struggle, its pain, its tragedy and its triumphs led by the Yemeni Islamic Resistance of Ansarullah. Every drop of the proceeds from the record were sent to Yemen and by the grace of ALLAH (SWT), a wonderful chunk of change was raised, including enough to rebuild the Saudi-destroyed family home of my martyred brother Ghassan al-Husseini in Saada’s Dahyan. Because my goal was met, and because I believe so firmly and deeply in the project, I have removed the price sticker and in a nod to this solemn occasion, released it for free download. As I wrote in a commentary called “Felicity Of The Oppressed Ain’t Just An Album, It’s A Lyrical Movie!” last April, “Like Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the greatest, most important revolutionary of our age, noted recently, the speech he gave on the second day of the aggression against Yemen, in which he ripped out the Saudi regime’s rotten core for the entire Arab-Islamic world to see, was the thing he was most proud of in his life. I echo this sentiment in a way I really am not capable of describing. Maybe other records I’ve done were doper than this joint, I leave that to y’all to decide, but “Felicity Of The Oppressed” is the thing I am most proud of in my life.” This very much remains the case today. I pray with every fiber of my being that y’all love and cherish this music as much as I do. So for Yemen, its martyrs and its steadfast moujahideen defending its sanctified soil from the Saudi invaders at this very moment, LET IT KNOCK!

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!!