malcolm's influence on jazz/ hiphop

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mishi_ono, May 9, 2004.

  1. mishi_ono


    May 7, 2004
    Oakland, CA
    i am doing a presentation on malcolm's inlfluence on these types of music under the instruction of oba t'shaka @ sfsu. i've read haley's autobiography, 7th child (by malcom's half brother rodnell collins), and the political legacy of malcolm x (t'shaka), i'm also researching excerpts from the kofsky book 'coltrane and the revolution in music'. just wondering what your thoughts are on this man, and if you could suggest music which you feel represents or remembers malcolm, i would be most appreciative.

  2. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Reading Malcolm X's autobiography changed my life, it was very inspiring to read about a man who rose from the pit of hell to become a furious leader of the civil rights movement.

    There are a number of political hip-hop groups that talk about Malcolm X: Dead Prez, the Coup.

    Afrika Bambataa and Guru (of Gang Starr fame) have connections with the Nation of Islam.

    The only jazzer I can think of is Charles Mingus, but I'm sure there are others out there.
  3. mishi_ono


    May 7, 2004
    Oakland, CA
    malcolm changed my life too.
    thanks for your insight.