175 Progress Drive
CD - $12.00
This features rare interviews by and with journalist and
20 year Pennsylvania death row resident Mumia Abu-Jamal. Produced by Anita
Johnson of Hardknock Radio in association with Weyland Southon. Executive Producer : Noelle
Hanrahan of Prison Radio.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is a prolific journalist whose best-selling books of essays
have sold over 150,000 copies and have been translated into seven languages.
Banned, censored and held in solitary confinement for over a decade in a
supermaximum security prison with a death sentence looming, Mumia Abu-Jamal
continues to write and speak from death row. He has become the most famous
political prisoner in the world. A political man, a journalist, a former
Black Panther, a man who proclaims his innocence. Mumia Abu-Jamal is the
conscience of America. A prolific writer and author of three searing
compilations of essays Live From Death Row (Addison Wesley & Avon), Death
Blossoms (Plough) and All Things Censored (Seven Stories).
New essays by the world's most famous prisoner --Mumia Abu-Jamal,
journalist and resident of Pennsylvania's death row for twenty years. Rare
recently discovered excerpts of Mumia Abu-Jamal radio reports for NPR and
Philadelphia radio stations- including interviews with Bob Marley, Hugh
Masekela, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and the people of Philadelphia. New essays
read by Mumia from prison. Also Mumia's essays read by Peter Coyote and
Ruby Dee. Plus statements by Assata Shakur, Rubin Hurricane Carter and Marc
Includes the music : "Rocks The World" by Mumia 911 Unbound Allstars (featuring Chuck D, Zack De La Rocha, dead prez, and Pharoahe Monch). Also includes : "I was Born With Two Tongues", and "Seeds
From : MUSIC : NEWS ,
De La Rocha Joins Mumia CD
"Death-row inmate to release third album
Former Rage Against the Machine
frontman Zack De La Rocha and Public
Enemy's Chuck D are among the artists
featured on the forthcoming album from
Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is on death-row in
a Philadelphia prison for the 1981 murder
of police officer Daniel Faulkner.
Abu-Jamal, who worked as a journalist and
activist prior to his conviction, has
maintained his innocence for twenty years.
Artists like Rage Against the Machine and
the Beastie Boys have been long-time
supporters of his cause, as have other civil
rights groups like Amnesty International.
Abu-Jamal's album, due June 26th on
Alternative Tentacles Records, is titled
175 Progress Drive, the address of the
prison where Abu-Jamal has been jailed.
The album will contain both spoken word
and music. Unbound Allstars, composed
of Dead Prez, Pharaohe Monch as well as
Chuck D and De La Rocha, perform on the
track "Mumia 911." The spoken word
component of the recording contains
Abu-Jamal's interviews with Bob Marley,
Jimmy Carter, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee,
Hugh Masekela and others. Actors Peter
Coyote and Ruby Dee as well as Rubin
"Hurricane" Carter and Black Panther and
Black Liberation Army leader Assata
Shakur read essays and poetry written by
Abu-Jamal. This will be Abu-Jamal's third
recording, all on Alternative Tentacles,
which was founded by former Dead
Kennedy's frontman/activist Jello Biafra.
His previous recordings were both spoken
word: 1997's Man is the Bastard, which
featured Henry Rollins, Biafra and poet
Allen Ginsberg, and 1998's All Things
Censored, Vol. 1, which featured novelist
Alice Walker and actor Martin Sheen".
(May 21, 2001)