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Bilal Channels Brother Malcolm For ‘Airtight’s Revenge’ Cover


How dope is Bilal's album cover for his upcoming release, Airtight's Revenge? Extremely. Paying homage to Civil Rights leader Malcolm X's iconic pose where he was looking out from behind a window curtain with a rifle in hand, Bilal redoes it with a soulful twist. Mr. Oliver's weapon of choice is a microphone, however, and he's peering out from behind a heavy red curtain, the kind that you might find on a stage. This imagery and the meaning held therein is quite powerful and just as revolutionary.
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This isn't the first time that an artist has recreated Brother Malcolm's militant stance on an album cover. The artwork for Boogie Down Productions' 1988 classic By All Means Necessary shows KRS-One in the same pose holding a semi-automatic. Is Bilal is firing shots with Airtight's Revenge? Damn skippy. All you non-singers better run for cover when the album hits stores on September 14th.


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  • RandsAmpersands

    HELLS YES!

  • http://www.twitter.com/josephdexter Mr. Dexter

    dope cover, i really cant wait to hear the cd...

  • mocakt

    Have I told you lately that I love y'all at SoulBounce?! Thanks for keeping me in the know of all things soul. Best music website,ever!

  • RandsAmpersands

    HELLS YES!

  • Stoneyisland

    FUNKY.................

  • Phil4Real

    SWEET

  • http://www.youtube.com/marvelous215 marvelous215

    I agree def a dope album cover shows tru artistry and substance cant wait for the album. Im gonna have to tweet the good brotha Bilal

  • http://www.belleboussole.com Bryan McGurn

    Cool. Can't wait to hear this one. Looks promising.

  • http://cjayconrod.com cjayconrod

    Wow.

  • Coco

    OMG! So dope!

  • marq diggy

    If this cover doesn't get you ready for Bilal, you might wanna check your vitals!

  • bogart4017

    Please don't hurt 'em Bilal!



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