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On April 8th, 1974, Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron captured the
collective minds of America as he broke a record many
thought would stand untouched: the Major League
Baseball home run record previously set by New York
Yankees legend Babe Ruth. Doing so as a Black man
earned him serious ire and hate and death threats,
but it endeared him to millions. To this day when you
mention Hank Aaron, words like ‘grace’ and ‘class’
aren’t too far behind. We at Manifesto Magazine salute
Hank Aaron for his indelible contribution to history.
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The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album Ready to Die was released September 13, 1994. The album was the first release on Bad Boy Records. It’s widely considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. It spawned hits such as “Juicy,” “One More Chance” and “Big Poppa.”
But only 3 years after this album debuted, and right as his second album was just about to be released, he was murdered. He was only 24 years old. It’s a tragedy in every sense of the word. While many still mourn, we managed to put together some great material below, that we feel you will enjoy, be it old, or new fan.
DJ Enuff – Biggie Tribute Mix 2014
J.Period - March 9 Revisited (B.I.G. Remixes Vol.3)
DJ Finesse Presents - B.I.G. Over Premier
The Notorious Cypher: 2012 - Present
HOT97 & BET present The Cypher: Notorious B.I.G. Tribute
DC’s Howard Theater Presents: A Tribute to Biggie Smalls
Life After Death - 2014 Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Exhibition
During Black History Month, everyone here at Manifesto, enjoys taking the time,
to salute the greats whenever we can. On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was gunned
down at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. He was a man of many talents, and great courage.
One who reinvented himself, as easily as he changed his name from Malcolm Little,
to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and Malcom X. Take a look at this rare Playboy interview
below, and enjoy the late poet/activist/teacher Louis Reyes Rivera, perform his signature
poem on Malcolm’s passing. Malcolm X continues to inspire so many of us 45 years later.
Malcolm X Interviewed by Alex Haley:
Playboy Magazine, May 1963
Louis Reyes Rivera - ‘Bullet Cry’