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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

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!

“Silence On The Sheikh”, Final Single Off “Eternally Husseini”, Is Now Out!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

On this day one year ago, the brutal Nigerian army unleashed complete and utter hell on the Husseiniyah Baqiyatullah in Zaria, home to Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). Hundreds (possibly thousands) of Shi’a Muslims were murdered in the barbaric massacre, hundreds more were disappeared, at least 50 young women were kidnapped and the Sheikh himself, along with his wife, were thrown into prison on baseless charges. The American regime, the usurping Zionist entity and Saudi Arabia all had hands in the nightmarish crime. And to this very day, in spite of the Anti-Zionist, Anti-Imperialist identity of the IMN and the stature of Sheikh Zakzaky as Africa’s most formidable revolutionary and the world’s most prolific disseminator of the Deen on Earth–he’s brought between 5-10 million humans to Shi’a Islam in the last 37 years–“Palestine Solidarity Movement” activists and “The Ummah” at large have forgotten that ALLAH (SWT) gifted them with tongues. Continue reading “Silence On The Sheikh”, Final Single Off “Eternally Husseini”, Is Now Out!

“Silence On The Sheikh” Drops Just One Week From Today!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Only seven days away from the one-year anniversary of the Zaria Massacre and the illegal, unjustifiable imprisonment of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky of Nigeria. “Silence On The Sheikh”, the song that I, Iron Galaxy, Yusuf Abdul-Mateen Trombly, Rafiqi Green and Khanverse KV put together, is, in the simplest terms I can muster, SOMETHING NOT OF THIS WORLD. If I say anything more than that, it will take away from its prestige. For real. Just wait ’till y’all hear it. And when you do, make sure to spread it far and wide and let it be a weapon we use to pressure the US-Zionist-Saudi-backed Buhari regime into releasing Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife Sayyeda Zeenat and the rest of the IMN (Islamic Movement of Nigeria) political prisoners IMMEDIATELY. In the mean time, change your profile picture to this beautiful poster to raise awareness about the plight of the Sheikh and Nigeria’s Shi’a as well as to heighten anticipation for “Silence On The Sheikh”–the final single off “Eternally Husseini” and an anthem of anthems! Resident genius graphic artist extraordinaire Mohammad Hamza on the gorgeous artwork if you ain’t know. It was the highest of high honors working with all you gentlemen on this special track and in the name of this special cause, i.e. Islamic unity. I’m humbled beyond words by your brotherhood, commitment, bravery and artistic/musical/lyrical brilliance. And of course, I cannot wait to share our masterpiece with the world. #FreeZakzaky #LongLiveZakzaky #SilenceOnTheSheikh #EternallyHusseiniComingSoon

“Silence On The Sheikh” and “Long Live Syria III”, Next Singles Off “Eternally Husseini”, Coming Soon!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

With the imprisonment of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky now entering its 11th month, the world at large primarily remains nowhere to be found on his plight and the cause to find justice for the Zaria Massacre victims. And this theme, SILENCE, whether from “The Ummah”, the “Palestine Solidarity Movement”, the “social justice activists”, the “Anti-Imperialists”, the African-American political “elites”, the “White Savior” liberals, the “Pro-Black” Jews and others, has been featured prominently in my own radio programs and writings since the criminal attacks on the Nigerian Shi’a and their sanctuary, Husseiniyah Baqiyatullah, during December 12-14 last year. But there is only so much that commentaries and podcasts can do. Continue reading “Silence On The Sheikh” and “Long Live Syria III”, Next Singles Off “Eternally Husseini”, Coming Soon!

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”

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