We Must Love Black People™ – THE BLACK VOICES: ON THE STREET IN WATTS™ 1960’s

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The Watts Prophets poets and World’s longest performing “Rap” group from Watts, Los Angeles, California, were the first Rap artist to publish the common law trademark word “Rappin™” on an album, establishing the global title of the new American art form called “Rap”.
Anthony ‘Amde’ Hamilton, a true Father of Rap music was taught by prominent spiritual masters of both Ethiopia and Egypt, is the third American to be ordained as a priest of the ancient 2000-year-old Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Amde founded the first Ethiopian Orthodox Church in California, St. Takla Haymanot. In the late 1980’s Amde was invited to Egypt by poet Pope Shenouda III the 117th Coptic Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark to reside at his home in the ancient Egyptian monastery, Amde baptized the great singer Nina Simone and can be seen performing a spoken-word piece at the 1981 funeral service of Bob Marley (Baptized Ethiopian Orthodox) in Jamaica in the 1982 film ‘Land of Look Behind’.

For Father Amde exclusive live on-line chat e-mail to wpceainc@yahoo.com

“Rolling Stone Magazine” – *The 40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time* List: RAY CHARLES, WATTS PROPHETS, KANYE WEST, Dr. Dre, MICHAEL JACKSON, MARVIN GAYE, WATTS PROPHETS, MILES DAVIS, BLACK SABBATH, GRATEFUL DEAD, THE BEATLES, THE BEACH BOYS, BOB DYLAN, JAMES BROWN, RAY CHARLES, FRANK SINATRA, etc.

http://www.rollingstone.com/most-groundbreaking-albums-of-all-time#808s-and-heartbreak#ixzz3Tohwbzpk

Lyrics: Emery Lee Joseph Evans Jr., Anthony Hamilton

It was 1970, and most people in Watts had become vocal. The 1965 rebellion (which was always labeled a “riot” by the usual suspects) had uncorked the talents and voices of many talented people who had previously thought they were powerless. until 1965 they kept low profiles, took their mistreatment from the police without rioting, and tried to make do the best they could with what they had. The rebellion on 1965 was a wake-up call.

Using this art form, these individuals from the Watts community depicted the daily struggles of their lives during the time.

Learn more of the history of the Watts Prophets® by going to http://wattsprophets.org

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