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Masterpiece: Anuragi’s “Aazadi” Could Be The Anthem For The Entire Southeast Asia Subcontinent

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Every so often, there is a song that comes along that transcends the boundaries of genre, culture, nationality, language and creed. It just vibrates on that frequency of justice and resonates with all people from all backgrounds who have experienced oppression in one form of another. Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?” comes to mind, as does Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’s “The Message”, Peter Tosh’s ” No Nuclear War”, Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power”, Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us” and “Earth Song”, Tupac Shakur’s “Changes”, and, in this era of Zionist hegemony, my own “Death To ‘Israel'”. It’s time to add Anuragi’s “Aazadi” to the list, preferably towards the very top. This exceptionally gorgeous piece of music, from the spine-tingling sound filled with mean guitar riffs and an infectious melody to the incandescently inspiring lyrics, is nothing less than a masterpiece. Continue reading Masterpiece: Anuragi’s “Aazadi” Could Be The Anthem For The Entire Southeast Asia Subcontinent

Coming In November 2016: Madd Cold and Iron Galaxy – “Eternally Husseini”

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Ladies and gentlemen. Brothers and sisters. I am proud to announce that my next album, “Eternally Husseini”, a Shiacentric, Hip-Hop magnum opus of Islamic Resistance against World Zionism and celebration of our peoples’ glorious struggles, is deep in the works and set for release sometime in November. When I first joined social media a few months ago, I had no idea I would connect with so many beautiful, dexterous, courageous people ’round the globe. Chief among these links is my dear, dear brother Xayne Hammad aka Iron Galaxy, who will be producing the entire album and who is among the most gifted, off-the-wall and absolutely bananas beat-makers I’ve ever heard in my 17 years on the microphone. Nothing sampled. Just him and all his brilliance. The music that sun has made for this record has brought some of the best bars out of me that I’ve ever penned. Xayne has never blessed another MC with even a single track because to be frank, most MCs, especially the so-called “revolutionary” ones, are garbage, cowards, sellouts or a combination of the three. But still, to have him knocking out 15 joints on this thing, is an extraordinary honor for me. Continue reading Coming In November 2016: Madd Cold and Iron Galaxy – “Eternally Husseini”

In Honor Of Comandante Hugo Chavez, Son Of Kufa Vol. 1 Is Now Available For Free Download

by Jonathan Azaziah

In celebration of Hugo Chavez’s birthday, I am making my album “Son of Kufa Volume 1: Rise Of The Anomaly”, released on this day last year, available for free download. It’s undoubtedly my most complete work and alhamdulillah, I’ve raised a nice chunk of change off the album proceeds for wounded children in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, so it is indeed the perfect time. And while there are joints about every major struggle of our people on this record–including 9/11 truth, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Kashmir, the international Prison-Industrial-Complex, police brutality, Libya, the Jewish-Zionist occupation of Hip-Hop (which features my dear brother Khanverse) and even a love song and a street banger so y’all can get a little glimpse into what means the most to me as well as where and how I came up–the heart and soul of the record is the 5-part “Eternal Bolivarian” series, which is, essentially, a lyrical biography of El Comandante. Part I, “Comandante’s First Ascent”, is an introduction to Chavez and how much we love him. Part II, “Struggle For Venezuela”, takes us through Chavez’s history from his early days as a revolutionary coup plotter to the builder of the modern-day Bolivarian Revolution and its Republic. Part III, “Brothers Vs. Empire”, is an ode to Hugo’s solidarity with revolutionary states and oppressed peoples the world over. Part IV, “Pharisees On Blast”, is a tribute to El Comandante’s Anti-Zionism and heartfelt love for the Palestinian people. And Part V, the final chapter, “Comandante’s Second Ascent”, bids farewell to one of the greatest revolutionaries of all-time and salutes those carrying on his legacy. I am proud beyond proud of this album, among other reasons because my younger brother Jared Azaziah aka Dark Night did 18 of the 25 beats on it, and I know that if you zone out and take the time to absorb all the knowledge that waits herein, you will be blown away. I mean that with all sincerity and with all humbleness. So download, get your headphones on or turn your speakers way the hell up, and for El Comandante Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, LET IT KNOCK!

Imam Khomeini: The Seed From Which All Mighty Trees Of Resistance Grow Strong

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

An angelic birth…
That brought heavenly Nour to this hellish earth…
Our Noble Prophet’s (S.A.W.W.) son…
Whose life of greatness would solidify that our Noble Prophet (S.A.W.W.) won…
An orphan child…
Whose wings were magnificent, he couldn’t help but soar in style…
The winter downpour, it’s quite…
Incredible, it’s you who made the ground roar with life…
The summer’s blessed shower…
Who gave the globe’s oppressed power…
The spring’s newness…
Whose very aura was so enchanting it could bring music…
Whose fearlessness left kings clueless…
The autumn’s wonder, beauty personified…
Who sowed hope in the broken, the downtrodden and the brutally colonized…
The red rose…
Whose fragrance gives breath to dead souls…
The tiny seed…
Eternal in nature, from you grew the most mighty trees…
The giant voice…
Whose sound is so loud it crushes crowns and any and all flags that the tyrants hoist…
The thunderous speech…
That shook thrones and made corrupt governments weak…
That shook drones and awakened the dumb as they were slumbering deep…
That made the plunderers weak…
The white light…
Who made the night bright…
The black blade…
Who left the vultures, the vipers, the hyenas and the rats slayed…
Justice in the flesh…
Every attribute of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) encrusted in your chest…
The shine of stars…
Whose vision was so strategic it exceeded telescopes that could see the other side of Mars…
The fire burning up the sires of entropy…
Who filled the Empire with enmity…
Because you made the Empire a memory…
And petrified the Zionist enemy…
To the point it began recognizing its chemistry…
As unstable, unsustainable, it wouldn’t be embedded in the future…
‘Cause the Seed From Which All Mighty Trees of Resistance Grow, said it was tumor…
Said it would vanish from the pages of time…
You were and are too amazing to ever rate or define…
Such a militant, phoenix-like, sensational rise…
Could have only come straight from the Creator Divine…
You were and are our most wonderful sage and sublime…
The instigator of historical changes that basically flowed with cadence and rhyme…
The obliterator of swine…
The maker of Revolution who gave us a reason to be unafraid and ALIVE…
Your spiritual children, those of Wilayat al-Faqih, grow everyday like they were berating the skies…
The Coast Redwood of Hizbullah, stands the highest, the most vibrant and pure…
The Mountain Ash of Ansarullah, moves untouched and achieves triumphs in the violence of war…
The Giant Sequoia of the Iraqi Resistance, fights like you taught them, so God-reliant and raw…
Sheikh Zakzaky the Southern Blue Gum, every precious word he speaks is so defiant and sure…
The Alpine Ash of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, every moujahid ready to die for the cause…
And Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, your reflection, guiding them all…
Ya Imam Khomeini (R.A.), 27 years ago your spirit had to go on…
But you’re still here, and we still cheer and rock to your every rhythm like a classical slow song…
Ya Imam Khomeini (R.A.), because of you we will liberate our world from those who think they’re “chosen” but they’re so wrong…
Like you, the Ever-Rushing River of Truth, we will flow on…
Because you, Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah (R.A.), are the Seed From Which All Mighty Trees Of Resistance Grow Strong <3

Refugees Of Rap: French-Funded “Hip-Hop” Tools For “Regime Change” In Syria

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Goddamn do I hate these Judaized, Westoxified, colonized, House Arab, House Muslim motherfuckers, goddamn them all to hell. I’m sick right now. The reason? Allow me to introduce you to the Refugees of Rap, a “Hip-Hop” group which specializes in REGIME CHANGE RAP. No, you didn’t read that incorrectly. REGIME CHANGE RAP. Cut from the same cloth as the “emcees” funded by the US State Dept and Mossad-CIA tools Khaled M and Omar Offendum, Al-Jazeera says the Refugees of Rap are waging a “lyrical war” on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. There are four quite glaringly disturbing things about these agent provocateurs, beyond the mere obviousness of how disgusting it is that Global South “MCs” are spewing bars in the name of a Zionist-Imperialist coup agenda. Continue reading Refugees Of Rap: French-Funded “Hip-Hop” Tools For “Regime Change” In Syria

Blak Madeen’s “Supreme Aftermath” Is A Modern-Day Hip-Hop Classic

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

There are those who constantly pontificate about Hip-Hop being dead and it is only a knockout away from being down for the count permanently. But such persons, apart from being ignorant imbeciles, don’t have their ears close enough to the ground to know that Hip-Hop is in fact alive and well with PLENTY left in the tank. The maddeningly ill Blak Madeen are proof of this conclusion and their newest record “Supreme Aftermath” drives the point home even further like a stake into the chest of a culture-vulture-vampire. Anybody who identifies as a Hip-Hop head needs to give this masterful piece of music a healthy spin, or two, or ten, or a hundred! The dynamically dope duo has got it all, madd bars, madd flows, consciousness, depth, attitude, a hell of an ear for beats, lots of scratches throughout the record for that true school/classic effect, some serious spiritual elevation and a wondrous chemistry that is rare among even the all-time great groups of Hip-Hop. Indeed, the tremendously talented twosome from Boston mesh on wax perfectly. Yusuf Abdul-Mateen Trombly, who I’ve had the pleasure and honor of building with at length over the past couple weeks, is the more lyrically gifted of the two, with rhyme schemes, insights and wisdom for days, and Al-J is the more sonically gifted of the two, with a crisp, fierce flow and a gritty voice reminiscent of Black Thought. Together, they make top-notch microphone chefs serving up some absolutely delicious Hip-Hop food for thought. Continue reading Blak Madeen’s “Supreme Aftermath” Is A Modern-Day Hip-Hop Classic

On Malcolm X’s (R.A.) Birthday, Y’all Need Rafiqi Green’s “X-Minded” In Your Life

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

For the Muslims of the world’s slums, ghettoes, projects, barrios, gutters, broken-down, working-class, low-income homes and dregs of all other sorts most especially, there is no greater inspiration than Malcolm X (R.A.), hands down. But surely, ANY Muslim from ANY walk of life and any NON-MUSLIM from ANY walk of life who is an acolyte of truth loves the man once known as Malcolm Little. Don’t matter if you’re African-American from Chicago, Iraqi Arab from Brooklyn, Afghan from Somerset, Irish from Boston, Italian from Philly, Liberian from Staten Island, Latino from LA, Lebanese Arab from Dearborn, Iranian from Houston, Palestinian Arab from Montreal, Pakistani from London, Ghanian from Acca, Syrian from Miami, Chechen from Moscow, and it goes on and on, we all draw hope and strength from this incredible human being who went from block-mainstay, hustler and inmate to the most influential revolutionary the Western world has ever known and one of the most important moujahideen ever in global history. And while El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz is gone, taken from those who adored him by the FBI and the ADL way before his time–he’d be 91 today–the words, speeches, teachings and deeds he left behind have created a congregation of brothers and sisters walking his path and continuing his battle.

One such soldier, a massively gifted brother with a face full of Nour who is absolutely ridiculous on the mic-phone, is Rafiqi Green. Continue reading On Malcolm X’s (R.A.) Birthday, Y’all Need Rafiqi Green’s “X-Minded” In Your Life

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

The Hip-Hop Nakba: Just Like Palestine, Our Culture Needs Liberation From Its Jewish Occupiers

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

It’s about to get madd politically incorrect up in this muhfucka, so stop reading right now if you’re with that bullshit. On this 68th Nakba Day, I am oddly– or maybe not so oddly at all considering the context–thinking about the Nakba in Hip-Hop. Indeed our culture of Beats, Rhymes and Life is just as colonized as Palestine on both the cultural and political levels. My younger brother Jared Azaziah aka super-producer Dark Night sent me a video just last week of all-time great MC Joe Budden, the most personal and emotionally honest MC ever, speaking in no uncertain terms that the entire rap industry is not controlled by those personalities and figureheads that you see on the surface but an “underworld of Jewish bosses above them that we never see”. Continue reading The Hip-Hop Nakba: Just Like Palestine, Our Culture Needs Liberation From Its Jewish Occupiers

Long Live Syria II (Stay Silent O’ Cowards), Off 2015’s Son Of Kufa Vol. 1, Is Now Out

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

With the betrayers and haters of Syria continuing to vomit their hasbaranik lies a mile a minute, the time seriously couldn’t be more appropriate to let my joint “Long Live Syria II (Stay Silent O’ Cowards)”, off my 2015 album Son of Kufa Volume 1: Rise Of The Anomaly, rock as a single. No doubt the song is a bit of an epic, clocking in at 6 verses across 8 MADD COLD minutes and 59 seconds of pure freezer burn, but the meaning behind it–Long Live Syria in the face of an onslaught of ultra-Talmudic propaganda–is too powerful not to share. I actually wrote this joint during the Zionist-Turkish-Saudi chemical weapons false flag in Eastern Ghouta in August 2013 when everyone, and I mean EVERYONE in the “Palestine Solidarity” and “antiwar” movements were begging Zio-NATO for intervention on Syrian soil to implement “regime change”. I was astounded by their mental failure to peep the okey doke and see what ‘Israel’ was attempting to do as a means of changing the map of our whole region. It was like these “activists” didn’t learn a thing from Libya; like they didn’t learn a thing from Iraq; like they ain’t learn a damn thing from Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, etc. Their refusal to see the deception being perpetrated by the Jewish-Zionist media and the sheer hatefulness they expressed towards the Syrian Arab Army filled me with so, so, SO much fury. So much. And I took out all that rage on every bar I penned as I tore into the maggot hypocrites who claimed to care about Syria bit by bit. Upon completing the joint, there was enough frantic Mouqawamism and militantly volcanic vexation meshed together to fill up the Milky Way, wallahi. So for my Syrian brothers and sisters, for all the people of Bilad al-Sham, and for any brave, truthful soul who has defended Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad, the people and the government of the Syrian Arab Republic, the Syrian Arab Army and Hizbullah online and offline from the get-go, LET IT KNOCK! “This is like that General Issam Zahreddine music, that Colonel Suheil Hassan music, you nah mean?! Long Live Syria, down with the rebels!”