Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin Film and Music Project



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THE IMAM JAMIL al-AMIN FILM and MUSIC PROJECT

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The Imam Jamil al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown) film, music, and entertainment project is based on and derived from his life of service, his writings and catalogue of material. We would like to discuss this project with those that are interested and can further assist.

This project is about the life of Imam Jamil (H. Rap Brown), known as the prolific civil rights militant revolutionary during the world altering sixties and seventies, Brown was known for his honest, incendiary speeches and advocating political demonstrations for change against racism and poverty that surrounded the African-American, minority, oppressed and poor communities all around the world during the civil rights era. Brown is often quoted from a speech that he delivered in the sixties when he said, “violence is American as cherry pie,” and “burn Baby burn!” Brown gave these type of speeches at rally’s when he believed that forcefu acts of racism must also be met with force itself. Because of his original style of poetry and rhythmic delivery, Brown is often credited by Hip Hop musicians as being one of the pioneers of the genre of Rap and Hip Hop music, hence the genre being call “Rap”. While serving a prison sentence in the seventies, Brown made the conversion to the Muslim faith and leads one of the largest Muslim organizations in the world. Now known as Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, Imam Jamil is sentenced to serving a life sentence in Reidsville, Georgia, for allegedly murdering a Fulton County, Georgia, sheriff’s deputy in March of 2000. After he filed and won several lawsuits regarding many violations of his civil rights, his presence in Reidsville lead to the conversion to many inmates to Islam, including some powerful former Arayan’s, and the public reacted to his mistreatment there, he was suddenly sent to the underground Supermax prison in Colorado where he is now being held as an alleged “high security risk”. The film amd music project is a bio-picture and docu-drama that will be a exhaustive, poignant expose into Imam Jamil’s life from the many varied videos and pictures for the day, re-enactments, commentary and interviews from the people he touched and knew him professionally, personally and spiritually.

This project is expected to have or has the support of Congressional Black Caucusmembers, (John Conyers, Bobby Rush and Bobby Scott among others), with some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, sports, Civil and Human Rights history! Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Busta Rhymes, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Mos Def, Michael Eric Dyson, Freeway, Dead Prez, Amir Sulaiman, Chuck D, Eric B, Rakim, Akon, Erykah Badu, T-Pain, Saul Williams, DaveyD, John O’Neal (SNCC), Charles McDew (SNCC), Bob Mantz (SNCC), Bobby Seale (co-founder of the Black Panther Party), Kathleen Cleaver (Black Panther Party), Mayor Johnny Jackson (Whitehall, Alabama), Danny Glover, Zack de la Roche, Pharaohe Monch, August Wilson, Wise Intelligent, Ghostface, Dilated Peoples, Jurassic 5, The Last Poets, Pete Rock, Nas, Mystic, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Q-Tip, RZA, Talib Kweli, Just Blaze, Hi-Tek, Beanie Segal, Scareface, many religious leaders from around the world and many, many others.

Smokey Robinson on “Being A Black American”

Herein below please find information we have researched and obtained regarding Imam Jamil’s film, music, and entertainment project that will be developed as much from his writings and catalogue of material as possible. You can access, read and download any document listed herein to give you some background and direction in your efforts to contribute to the project and submitt your works, whether it’s film, music or any other area that you may be able to contribute professionally.

We would love to have you all, among many others committed to Imam Jamil’s project and know that you would be willing to do whatever you can, be it produce some tracks, perform on some, remix some, to collaborate and assist the recording of other artist as well. Myself as well as the Imam and his family want to move on this project and we all need to know if and how you are interested in proceeding. This project is to benefit All Political Prisoners. We have many music, film and entertainment artist and industry executives, as well as many others, that are interested in this project that will travel the world. All the parties invloved will be a part of this movement, create music, participate in the documentary, movie, videos and promotions, and to go on the tour.

The artist that desire can expect to tour and see multiple promotional features with the worlds top recording artists, celebrities, actors, comedians, athletes, writers, and producers who have been on or has ties to people who are internationally recognized and have a passion for music and the movie production. We are arranging audio/video chat (tele-video conferences) interviews thru:

Skype(contact/screen name: superstarmanagement) and

iChat(screen name: jalil@superstarmanagement.com),
while issuing updates on

Twitter(http://twitter.com/ajalil)
and meeting with everyone being considered for placement in the project with discussions specifically relating to presenting the project in the areas of:

1) Music- several enhanced CD’s and DVD’s with music videos by genre with application for soundtracks, scores, ring tones, commercials, other compilations and mix-tapes in the genres of:

a) Hip Hop
b) Conscious Rap
c) R & B, Pop
d) Spoken Word
e) Poetry;

2) Film and TV- a feature film, made for TV movie, documentary, and/or straight to DVD release, featuring material never before presented covering the 1960’s eras from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement to the 1980’s guns and Crack Cocaine epidemic to present day; with the 1960’s Soul music from that time to now that has also evolved and yet remained constantly the same thru sampling; from Motown and the Philly Sound to Hip Hop, to Gangster Rap and the Dirty South Krunk; from the Viet Nam War, “Free Love Generation” and Gay Liberation to MTV/VH1/BET; from Collard greens to Foie Gras; from White Port and lemon juice to Cristal; from Black and White TV’s to IPODS; from the 1960’s Martin Luther King led March on Washington to the Million Man March to the Millions More March of 2007; from the 1960’s FBI/CIA COINTELPRO to the 2008 Hip-Hop FBI/CIA COINTELPRO today; from Blackploitation films to Blacks being exploited in film, Reality shows and music videos; all encompassed in a passionate love story of young, devoted, tender love that lead to a undying struggle to keep the family together in the face of constant, insurmountable odds and challenges;

3) Literary publishing- fiction or non-fiction novel, film and television script, commercials, etc.;

4) Marketing and selling the current catalogue of his material- other books, essays, etc.; and

5) Merchandising- All goods

We will produce original music, of the highest professional quality by the most respected artist in the industry. Every track will be of the highest quality recording and will be mixed “radio ready.”

The concept is simple: one might know our roster for their respective careers, but now we will expose their creative musical side for this worthy cause. Every artist and track will stand on its own, centered around the Project material and theme. Once two commercial CD/DVD editions are completed, the estimated timetable to officially launch nationally will be determined, planned and executed.

This is truly a benefit for the those in need. The bottom line is, producers will provide the tracks to the recording artist, studio time where possible, mixing, remixing and mastering support. Being that we are non exclusive, the Family retains 100% ownership and may continue to license the songs to other interested parties. Something like this has never been compiled before and brings a uniqueness to the market. I know that the fans of these artists will really enjoy getting to know this side of them.

H. Rap Brown at 1968 Black Panther Rally for Huey Newton

Internal dissent against dominant American ideologies may be seen as having reached its zenith during the turbulent period when the rising civil rights movement, race riots in Watts, Detroit, Washington DC, Oakland, Wilmington, the 1968 Democratic Convention riots, voter registration riots all over America, racial lynchings and murders including those of Martin Luther King, John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Malcolm X, the freedom movements of the Black Panthers, Anti-War movement, white social unrest and the Free Speech Movement, Farm/Immigrant Workers Movement, Native American Freedom Movement, hippie/free love movement,Gray Panthers and the concepts of “All power to the People,- Black power to Black people, Brown power to Brown people, Yellow power to Yellow people, Red power to Red people!” and J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI’s opposition to these movements saw radical expression bloom and new networks and alliances among these groups take root in the late 1960s. Efforts to control and disrupt such movements used mass and alternative media as part of a broad-based strategy of opposition to social change spearheaded by the federal government, in conjunction with local police and cooperative private media sources. Exploiting divisions between groups seeking common cause proved an effective technique, as Federal Bureau of Investigation COINTELPRO operations built on a history of communication-oriented

COINTELPRO FBI Movement Against Americans

action to thwart rising movements, in particular the Black Power surge that saw organizations such as the Black Panthers, SNCC, The Weather Underground, and the Nation of Islam achieve dramatic gains in a racially charged environment. This study examines the effort to limit the impact of such voices and considers some of the consequences of that campaign of discourse control. While substantial damage was inflected upon Black power organizations, the movements in which they participated spawned considerable cultural and political ferment, much of it inspired by reaction to official abuses.

***The Imam Jamil Film & Music Project Links***

Here is a link to an article on Imam Jamil with comments from Imam William Abdur-Rahim (Shareef’s father) that was posted in CNNSI:

Check out the over 100 videos for the project on our YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ajalil1234

We will be adding more video’s and documents on a weekly basis. You can see the two videos “Truth To Power” below or on our Youtube Channel of Sis. Karima al-Amin, brother Ed Brown, Michael Eric Dyson, Saraj Wahaj, Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Imam Musa, Abdel-Malik Ali address the injustice of Imam Jamil al-Amin’s 40 year persecution at:

“Truth To Power” Part 1

“Truth To Power” Part 2

Imam Jamil at Kwame Toure Benefit

Imam Jamil- “Oppression Worst Than Slaughter”

Imam Jamil- “Struggle In America”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji_GNrCHnak&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&border=1

Imam Jamil on El Hajj Malik

Imam Jamil “Islam- The Book, The Program”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHI0JJ9WtP8&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&border=1

Imam Jamil- “America, The Fourth Reich”

Napalm Clique- “Revolution”

Public Enemy- “Give The People”

Maher Hathout on Imam Jamil

Kwame Toure on J Edgar Hoover

Imam Jamil al Amin (H Rap Brown) “Rebellion, Long, Hot Summer”

Black Panther Party Part 1

Black Panther Party Part 2- With Ron Dellums

Black Panther Party Part 3

Black Panther Party Part 4

Black Panther Party Part 5

Black Panther Party Part 6

FBI Destroys Black Panther Party

We have posted some of the videos that we wanted to use to give the expected participants in this project an idea of the influences they may include in their creative works. We would still like more and different media events and we will post those of you and others upon approval by the family. But as you can see, someone can view the site and get a good reflection of a very small part of the Imam’s manner that we are trying to capture in and with this project.
Below are links to some of Imam Jamil’s writings and catalogue of material available to view or download from the Documents Box to the left so that you all can get involved.

SNCC’s Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyQh5qJ-mnU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&border=1

When Survival Is A Crime
http://www.box.net/shared/5p9m5vc139

Social Commentary“Why Eminem Can Blast The System But PE Can’t”
http://www.box.net/shared/zihlmhnaja

Prison Program
http://www.box.net/shared/8l6dpxlhlx

Muslim Leaders on Imam Jamil al-Amin
http://www.box.net/shared/r94a4pb3ik

Letter from Min. Louis Farrakhan
http://www.box.net/shared/23gmcz39ef

Imam Jamil al-Amin Factsheet
http://www.box.net/shared/y7r5pf3nr9

Imam Jamil al-Amin Update
http://www.box.net/shared/k5vazj7425

Imam Jamil al-Amin and Cointelpro
http://www.box.net/shared/etl4iia1×0

Imam Jamil al-Amin Transfer to SuperAdMax
http://www.box.net/shared/knaez50zkh

Imam Jamil al-Amin- Liberating The Soul
http://www.box.net/shared/qhv0soeksz

H. Rap Brown
http://www.box.net/shared/mvo2d060h9

Fight To Free Imam Jamil al-Amin
http://www.box.net/shared/9gfqa2jevl

Die Nigger Die A Political Autobiography by H. Rap Brown
http://www.box.net/shared/95yp236ych

Confession in The Case of Imam Jamil al-Amin
http://www.box.net/shared/2rp1zpayiu

Chronology of the Case of Imam Jamil al-Amin
http://www.box.net/shared/7aj83v8vjm

Black Panther Party
http://www.box.net/shared/gisbi3egl3

Imam Jamil al-Amin and the 11th Circuit Decision
http://www.box.net/shared/l49nxqm8t6

Imam Jamil al-Amin’s Advise to Imams
http://www.box.net/shared/yu0ax1vj4s

The 24 hour Lock Down and Shacked in Wash Room of Imam Jamil al-Amin
http://www.box.net/shared/75so8qnyz2

Habeas Corpus Petition of Imam Jamil al-Amin
http://www.box.net/shared/ivclm5yhll

Panthers Part 1
http://www.box.net/shared/o7sc0djczv

Panthers Part 2
http://www.box.net/shared/ab8s0jb0ym

Imam Jamil Podcast 1
http://www.box.net/shared/cen651puuk

Imam Jamil 2 Podcast
http://www.box.net/shared/ohuqsdhu2s

al-Musawwir Imam Jamil Podcast
http://www.box.net/shared/53k7ypgph9

Rap’s Speech

Imam Jamil Eid Pt 1

Imam Jamil Eid Pt 2

Imam Jamil Eid Pt 3

Imam Jamil Eid Pt 4

Imam Jamil Revolution Pt 1

Imam Jamil Revolution Pt 2

Imam Jamil Revolution Pt 3

Imam Jamil Revolution Pt 4

Imam Jamil Revolution Pt 5

James Baldwin Discusses Assassination Malcom X

James Baldwin Interview Part 1 of 3

James Baldwin Interview Part 2 of 3

James Baldwin Interview Part 3 of 3

Free Speech Movement 1964

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