The new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom tells the story of one of the greatest figures of the 20th century. It is the tale of a man who went from being a simple lawyer to a living legend, who rose from prison to the Presidencyâ€”all the while preaching about peace. In what is sure to be one of the most talked about performances of the year, Idris Elba will take on the role of Nelson Mandela, and will no doubt wow audiences when the film hits select theaters November 29th.
When writing about Mandela, few, if any, people would find themselves short on inspiration. So Rakim, who is composing a new original song inspired by the film, wants you to weigh in with some of your own. From now until December 1st, you can Tweet out your best Mandela-inspired lyric using the hashtags #MandelaMusic and #Mandela, and it just might be included in the track. Not only that, but the lucky winner will have the chance to join Rakim in studio when he's recording, to watch him in action. But the man's got deadlines, so don't wait: Tweet those lyrics now and watch the trailer below if you happen to have writer's block: