Who is Angela Davis? She is the subject of this week’s sample, “Free Angela” by Bayete. A 1970 warrant charged her as an accomplice to conspiracy, kidnapping, and homicide. She was a Communist. She was the third woman to appear on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List. She fled California and eluded capture for 2 months before being arrested in New York. While in prison, she inspired songs like “Angela” by John Lennon and “Sweet Black Angel” by The Rolling Stones. She was a vibrant activist during the Civil Rights Movement and was associated with the Black Panthers. She’s a philospher, an author, a feminist, and retired professor. Today, Angela is still active as she currently is involved in pushing for prison reform. Here’s a video interview of Angela Davis circa 1984.
Free Angela by Bayete
Featured Beats and Producers:
Nevermind by PMBeatz (Washington DC)
6th Street and So Co Ave. by Sideways (Orlando, FL)
Other songs which use this sample:
Dear Moleskine by Jay Electronica (produced by Just Blaze)
Sunshine by DeLaSoul (produced by De La Soul)