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Today marks the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from Prison.
Nelson Mandela is undeniably one of the greatest people of our time. His strength, perseverance, and personal sacrifices in the fight for freedom are lessons to all of us.
I’m currently working on a mix to celebrate the life of Mandela, and the fact that 2010 is the 20th anniversary of Mandela’s release from Prison. I was actively looking for Hip-Hop tracks that mentioned Mandela’s struggle. There a few if any, which is why I asked Sway to put this together. Sway is one of our greatest lyricists, and is one of the few MCs that actually has something to say. It’s safe to say he pretty much knocked this one out of the park.
He was freed from Prison at the age of 71. 20 years later, at the age of 91, Nelson Mandela is living testament to what the Human spirit can achieve, and what we are all capable off doing with our lives.
It’s important that we never forget what he accomplished, and all strive to learn at least a fraction of what he taught the world.