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For conscious rap fans who miss the gold ol' days of Brand Nubian, X-Clan, and Public Enemy, Hasan Salaam is here for you. A proud Muslim from New Jersey, he's been bubbling up for the past eight years, dropping several quality projects including Paradise Lost, Children of God, and Tales of the Lost Tribe: Hidden Jewels. Down with the 5th Column crew, he rhymes extensively about his faith, corruption in government, and socioeconomic issues affecting the community. Closer in style to Immortal Technique and KRS than the mellower vibe of Mos Def or Talib, he has a deep voice and direct flow that jumps through the speakers and demands to be heard. Production is a refreshingly original mix of rugged beat breaks and well-placed samples, supporting on-point lines like "I rock and roll for the soul of my ancestors and built my dynasty without the Masonic hand gestures / yeah, this is church right here / young, black, don't give a f*ck, America's nightmare." Check out "Shining" (with Steele, Chace Infinite, and Reef the Lost Cauze), "Chaos Theory," and the melancholy head-banger "All Roads Lead Home."

Customer Reviews

Fire As Usual

What's $8.91 out of your pocket for some dope tracks and the knowledge that you're money -- all of it! -- is going to people in Guinea-Bissau? Not much. Great album, respect to Hasan Salaam and the whole Fifth Column.

A fitting title

All profits from this album are going to build a school, fresh water well, and medical facility in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Hasan Salaam is proof that words are powerful but the actions behind them are truly revolutionary. Music can change the world.

As expected...

As expected Hasan does not disappoint. He speaks truth, experience and education in everything he writes. This album is not only going to profit a great cause but its REAL HIP HOP!!!! I'm hooked and this album will be on REPLAY!!!! Dope tracks!!!

Music Is My Weapon, Hasan Salaam
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  • $8.91
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, Rap
  • Released: Dec 06, 2011
  • Parental Advisory

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