Video: Originally released October 26th 2012
Lyrics: The Legendary M.I.C. and Rayzer Sharp of the Welfare Poets
Beat: The Legendary M.I.C.
The lyrics says it all
Released on this day last year before the election, we reflect on the first four years of this war monger after we initially released Let It Be Known Part 1 in 2008.
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(1) Project Blues (WP 1st album)
Track listing: Through the Shadow of Death/ Project Blues/ How Dare You/ The Bullet/ Affirmative Actions/ We are Guerrillas in the Street/ Foregin Tones/ Taxation Without Representation/ Help Wanted/ Color Me Red/ 500 Lashes/ Just Die/ One Two/ In the Name of Liberty
(2) Rhymes for Treason (WP 2nd album)
Track listing: Inspiration/ Subliminal/ Rhyme for Reason/ For These Times/ Drop the Bomb/ Bomba Sin Plena/ Sak Pase/ Resistance/ Freedom/ Ara Del Cielo/ The Light/ Se Acabo/ The Media/ No War
(3) Warn Them (WP 3rd album)
Track listing: Rayzer Sharp/ The Best I can/ Feel Something/ Fed Up/ Free Your Mind (Free Palestine)/ The Last of the Po'Ricans/ Warn Them/ Crockbax/ You Don't Know/ Feeling/ Let It Be Known/ Walk on Water/ Hope/ Across 110th St./ FMNB (How Sweet)/ So Alive
(4) Cruel and Unusual Punishment (WP 1st compilation)
Fundraiser against the death penalty directly assisting death row inmates released in early 2007
Featured Artists: Hasan Shakur -- His song -- Gots To Know was created before he was railroaded by the Texas system of injustice;The Welfare Poets - Rayzer, The Legendary MIC and Jamaki-Bo with music from Djibril and Jamaki (Harlem, BX and BK); Abiodun (of the Legendary Last Poets- NYC); HiCOUP (NJ); Blitz (Ghana/NYC); Hasan Salaam (NJ); Chosan (Sierra Leone/London/NYC); Son of Nun (Baltimore); Tru-N-Livin (NJ); Warclub (Cali/Phili); Jav'lin (Amsterdam); InI Mighty Lockdown (New Rochelle); Hec-1 (NY/Chi); Rebel Diaz - Rodstarz and Lah Tere (Chi); Wordplay (Cincinnati); JuggaBlak (Mount Vernon); LemBoogie (Mount Vernon); Block McCloud (Brooklyn); Bolos (Brooklyn); Truth Universal (New Orleans) and Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers - NJ).
(5) The Puerto Rican Freedom Album (dual CD released in October of 2009 - WP 2nd compilation)
Fundraiser for the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners and their families
The Puerto Rican Freedom Album (dual album)
Featured Artists: The Welfare Poets with Alkebulan (Hip Hop - NYC), Roy Brown (Folk – Puerto Rico), Siete Nueve (Hip Hop – Puerto Rico), Aurora y Zon Del Barrio with Yomo Toro y Sammy Ayala (Bomba, Plena and Salsa - NYC), Division X (Hip Hop - NYC), Intifada (Hip Hop – Puerto Rico), Ilu Aye (Orisha/Afro-Caribbean tradition -NYC), X-Vandals (Hip Hop - NYC), Rebel Diaz with Divino of The D.E.Y. (Hip Hop Chicago/NYC), Alma Moyo (Bomba y Plena – NYC), Ricanstruction (Hardcore/Punk/Hip Hop - NYC), Quique Cruz (Hip Hop - California), Foundation Movement (Boston – Hip Hop), Lourdez Perez (Decima – Puerto Rico), Homeboy Sandman (Hip Hop – NYC), Babalu Machete (Hip Hop – Puerto Rico), Segunda Quimbamba (Bomba – NJ), El David (Hip Hop - NJ), Dr. Loco (Hip Hop NYC),Fernando Ferrer (Salsa/Acoustic), Maria-Isa (Hip Hop -Minnesota/Twin Cities),Velcro y Ikol Santiago (Hip Hop – Puerto Rico), Ray Concepcion y Cafe Con Leche(Salsa – the Bronx), M-Team (Hip Hop – Pittsburgh/ Brooklyn), Bryan Vargas Y Ya Esta (Latin, Nu-Jazz and Afro-beat – NYC), La Bruja (Hip Hop/aReggaeton NYC),MC Natra Y Lady M (Hip Hop – Vieques), Carlos Jimenez (Latin Jazz – NYC),F.A.L.L.E.N. A.N.G.E.L.Z. (Hip Hop – NY and Florida), Nino Blanco (Hip Hop – NYC) and Angel Rodriguez (Guaguanco – NYC).