Wednesday, 17 June 2015
You Got To Go Bother The Man
Detroit Red was the nickname that El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcom X acquired when he was a hustler on the streets of Harlem,. A profession that led him to prison where he re-educated himself and became the political activist that he is remembered as these days.
This record was released by Fold to highlight the brutality that young black men in the USA still face at the hands of what appears to be an "institutionally racist" police and criminal justice system 50 years after the death of Malcolm X. In some parts of America things seem to have regressed rather than improved.
This track is not for download as a few copies of the very limited single are still available here and the track is also available for download at a very reasonable price of £0.59. The other side of the single is pretty damned good as well.
Fold - Detroit Red