Pics here from last Friday, when the Foundation Movement threw a release party at the Western Front for their new album Greatest Hits (check it for guest spots by Edo. G and Stic.man from Dead Prez). The Foundation Movement dudes are the only Boston rap group that can claim to have just got back from a world tour -- recent passport stamps include Israel, Cuba, Palestine, and South Africa -- and they spoke on revolutionaries who fought for freedom all over the world, from the Black Panthers to the struggle for Puerto Rican independence. (Meanwhile, Eroc's pops holds it down for municipal government.) FM got live and high-energy with A. Garcia on the wheels of steel. They represented with ancient African instruments and call-and-response sections. They also had belly dancing. The highlilght of he night came when Bambuu joined FM for "Not Like All the Others," an old-school-flavored joint of the new album. Well, that and "Amazing Grace." In short: a fun and exciting history lesson in world cultures, politics, freedom, and music.
DOWNLOAD: "Not Like All the Others" (mp3)DOWNLOAD: "Truth (Amazing Grace)" (mp3)
-- Matthew M. Burke
(Also check out Matthew Burke's report on last weekend's cancer benefit featuring Tek.MP and DL in this week's Phoenix.)