Today would have marked the 87th physical born day of the great Malcolm X, who we lost on the eve of Feb 21, 1965. Personally, Malcolm, along with Yuri Kochiyama (who we’ll get to later), Richard Aoki (who played an integral role in the genesis of the Black Panthers) and Marcus Garvey are all heroes and role models in my eyes, and will always remain so. Legends who pushed for justice and equality of all minorities and oppressed people. Now you may be asking who Yuri Kochiyama is. After the jump, you can read a small editorial I wrote on Yuri and who she was, if you’re at all interested.
Mickey goes in over a dope beat from GFCNY’s Precize, touching on a variety of topics from music style, racism, politics and more.
6 weeks…. 16 songs…. You gotta love it. Ever since I’ve been seen in the public eye, people have been quick to classify me as something I’m not. When in reality I grew up on the same influences yall have. So I decided to vent and give people and understanding of who I am. – Mickey Factz
Next week marks the end of the first volume of The Leak series. So be on the lookout for a download with all the previous links, pictures and more. I know a few people have been asking.