LISTEN: Lakim Shabazz "Black Is Back" (1989) SPEECH SAMPLED: "The Black Revolution"
COMPLEX SAYS: Shabazz was one of the original members of the Flavor Unit and a socio-political radical rapper who took the teachings of The Nation of Islam to heart. He (along with help from producer DJ Mark The 45 King) has actually sampled Malcolm numerous times, but "Black Is Back" remains our favorite. Props to Shabazz for rocking the keffiyeh way before Wayne, Jim Jones, or Rachel Ray.