On April 29, 1992 Los Angeles went up in flames. After 4 White Police Officers were found not guilty after brutality beating Black motorist Rodney King. The beating was, for once, caught on video.
At the time, LA hip hop was not only banging, it was also speaking about police abuse in the inner city.
This mix is a reflection of the music of the time, commentary by activists and artists now and then. Enjoy and please comment and share.
Uprising LA- 20 Years Later Mix brought to you by DJ Sloe Poke and Chicharron.
On April 29, 1992 Los Angeles, Ca burned for almost a week in protest of the not guilty verdict of four White police officers caught on video brutally beating motorist Rodney King.
Anyone around at the time can tell you that if you listened to LA hip hop you knew it was coming. While the media has almost exclusively reported the events that followed as shameless petty theft the people and the music tell a different story.
Take a sneak peak into the mix to come.
Episode 6: International Woman's Day Mix by DJ Sloe Poke
Sound Strike Radio Episode 6 International Woman's Day Mix.
Special thanks to DJ Sloe Poke and all those on this mix.
Favianna Rodriguez, Invincible, Psalm One, Wendy Carillo, Dream Hampton, William Anderson, Sandra Castro, Kool Aid, Marisol Rivera, Patricia Cardona, Jasiri X, Sloe Poke's Niece, and Elizabeth Mendez Berry.
Jasiri X speaks with The Sound Strike about his new album "The Whole World is Watching" available for free download at http://jasirix.bandcamp.com/releases.
Jasiri X recently visited Alabama and Arizona along with Rhymefest and Paradise Grey to see firsthand the impact of the immigration laws passed in those states. Fest and Jasiri played alongside Chino XL, local rappers and Immortal Technique in a community fundraiser for PUETE.
This episode features hot hip hop joints by Jasiri X, BRWN BFLO, Brother Ali, Immortal Technique and others.
Here is the playlist:
The Hereafter - Jasiri X,
Ape Shit - BRWN BFLO,
Tight Rope - Brother Ali,
Civil War - Immortal Technique with Brother Ali, Chuck D, and Killer Mike,
Film the Police - B. Dolen, Toki Wright, Buddy Peace, Sage Francis, and Jasiri X,
Folsom Prison Gangster - Johnny Cash and Easy E remix by DJ Topcat,
Jordan Miles - Jasiri X,
I am Troy Davis, Jasiri X,
Browned - Experience,
Modern Marvel - Mos Def,
Martial Law - Paris,
Bohemian Rhapsody - Lauren Hill,
All Night Long - Mary Jane Girls,
How Come You Never Go There - Fiest Remixed by Beck,
Illegals - Jasiri X and Rhymefest
Listen to audio of Sound Strike Press Conference in 2010 with Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Dolores Huerta, Sal Reza, and Conor Oberst. Also music by “Capital Punishment” – Big Pun
“Clap” = Pharoahe Monch
“Raining Revolution” – Arrested Development
“All That you have is your Soul” – Tracy Chapman
“The Stand” – The Coup
“Settle for Nothing” – Rage Against the Machine
“Toast to the Dead” – Immortal Technique
“Soul Power” – dead prez
“Testify” – Rage Against the Machine
“Locust” – Invincible
“Bring the Noise” – Public Enemy
“If You Fear Dying” – One Day as A Lion”
“Armada Latina” – Cypress Hill
“Stop Signing and Start Swing” Malcolm X
“Far From Over” – dead prez
“Truth on You” – Ryhmefest
“Rich Man’s World” – Immortal Technique
Voices from Sal Reza of PUENTE, and music by Dead Prez, Nina Simone and you can guess the rest. Leave the name of a song in the mix on our comment section if you know one.
Sound Strike Radio Podcast September 2011
Interview with Aztlan Underground by Javier Gonzalez of the sound strike
Corazon - BRWN BFLO with Sticman of Dead Prez, Arizona - Navegante with Rebel Diaz, Indigena - Aztlan Underground, My Blood is Red - Aztlan Underground, Sacred Circle - Aztlan Underground, Calma Pueblo - Calle 13 with Omar Rodriguez, Moztlitta - Aztlan Underground, Attitude - The Brat, High School - The Brat, Teteu Inna - Aztlan Underground, John Wayne Was a Nazi - MDC, 100 Little Curses - Street Sweeper Social Club, and List of Demands - Saul Williams with Trent Reznor
Hip Hop - Dead Prez, Umi Says - Mos Def, Closer - Nine Inch Nails, Teteeu Iman - Aztlan Underground, and Audio from Navengante and Intikada Video with CIW
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona is a huge asshole and worthy of learning about his wicked ways. Here is a sample to some beats.