With all the madness ever since the ruling of the Michael Brown verdict in Ferguson we need to start having some unity in the community and I’m not talking about these protests. In 1989, some of the biggest names in hip hop from the East Coast got together to make a video that end all the violence and the track is called Self Destruction and it’s my Throwback Thursday. The track features Public Enemy, BDP, Stetsasonic, Just Ice, Kool Moe Dee, Doug E Fresh, Heavy D, and a few others. Here’s the reasoning behind the song:
During a Boogie Down Productions and Public Enemy concert, a young fan was killed in a fight; galvanized into action, KRS-One founded the Stop the Violence Movement. Comprised of some of the biggest stars in contemporary East Coast hip-hop, the movement released a single (‘Self Destruction’) in 1989 with all proceeds going to the National Urban League.