Hakum - You Be The Judge!
The first single off Hakum's "The Nu Dawn" LP, "YOU BE THE JUDGE!" puts the plight of political prisoners in America before the eyes of the general public. The song addresses the short and long-term goals of the FBI's Counter-Intelligence Program, a program that identified Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely Carmichael, and Elijah Mohammed as messiah-type figures capable of unifying the people, and therefore, of "threat" to national security. "You Be The Judge!" presents the case of an innocent man, also victim of the Counter-Intelligence Program, who was sentenced to 135 years in prison for sharing the same unifying, messiah-like qualities of his predecessors. HipHop would not be HipHop without powerful conscience Emcees like Hakum. Support your local conscience Emcee. Let's not forget about "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five what if they were never discovered?
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