Last year during this time Rebel Diaz member G1 was hospitalized in NYC and couldn’t make The Thankstaking Concert in Milwaukee at the legendary bar -The Uptowner.
Being G1, he made a beat from his hospital bed for RodStarz and other MCs to freestyle over during Rebel Diaz set. Two of those MCs were Gat Turner and Viva Fidel. When the Nas vocal sample dropped….”They call it Thanksgiving, I call your Holiday Hell Day, Cuz I’m from Poverty, Neglected by The Wealthy” the crowd went wild.
Needless to say it was a memorable cypher. For a whole year, Gat Turner and Viva Fidel kept reminding us about the beat and it just happened to be that they were coming to The Bronx for The Occupy The Hood Concert and to perform at The RDACBX Halloween Party. Then Hurricane Sandy hit.
The result is the song- The Thankstaking.
Recorded at The RDACBX after the storm .
We refuse to celebrate Genocide, yet will always celebrate resistance….
Check it out. Midwest. Chicago. Milwaukee. South Bronx. Building Community.
Click the link below to peep the song
Just in case you missed it here’s another good song from Rebel Diaz to get you open..It’s called Revolution.. I love the way they sampled a classic chant from the original Black Panther Party..Click the link below to listen..
Here’s the video to this song