HAPPY (B)EARTHDAY 2 U
Dr. Malachi Z. York, Imam Isa, "The Lamb", Chief Black Eagle...go 'head, it's your birthday!
Peace. Today is June 26, 2005 by the gregorian calendar. Sixty years ago today, a man named "Malachi York" (As Savyid Issa Al Haadi Al Mahdi) was born. He's held myriad attributes in his sixty years; spoken and written many languages; introduced dozens of cosmologies; and taught, mentored, fathered, and inspired countless followers - many of whom are your favorite producers, MCs, writers, editors, industry executives, and other influential individuals representing the full spectrum of careers and jobs under the Sun.
I'm sad to report that "Doc" as he's often called by his students is spending this particular birthday in a federal prison. You can read more about the rig-up here. I have never met this great man, however MANY of his students are my most dear and trusted friends. My most meaningful relationships have been with those who happened to, at one time or another, follow his teachings or live on his land. I would stake my life on the fact that he's innocent of the alleged charges.
Thankfully, he has an excellent attorney working on his appeal. For anyone who listens to Hip Hop music; any fans of Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, KMD, MF Doom, Tragedy Khadafi, Stetsasonic, De la Soul, Jaz-O, and so many of the artists who followed them, know that you too have been directly influenced by Dr. York and his teachings.
You can learn much more about him and his case here; or take a moment to send a note or letter of support to
Malachi Z. York
MARION U.S. PENITENTIARY
P.O. BOX 1000
MARION, IL 62959
Sending all the Blessings in the Universe to U, Doc. Thank U for your contributions to the education and upliftment of so many without whom I could not exist on this Earth.