Many have said the days of classic Hip Hop albums are over, gone forever, but The Welfare Poets with ”Warn Them” have rhymed to differ. With timeless songs, intense lyrics and amazing beat production, The Welfare Poets continue to remain urgently relevant in a time where so many artist sells the soul of their music to the highest bidder.
I am a People’s Advocate, a direct representative of the nameless, faceless, hungry, oppressed, forgotten and the unloved. Working on behalf of the special uninvited guests that society would like to sweep under the rug or eliminate all together – the so-called homeless, the at-risk youth, the political prisoners and other victims of a morally depleted, ruthless establishment. I am also the National Coordinator of The FTP Movement and the East Coast Representative of The Original Black August Organizing Committee.
When Marcus Garvey was on his way to Atlanta Penitentiary he made a statement to a reporter saying, “You may have the lion in the cage, but I left many cubs in the bush”. We consider ourselves the cubs that he left in the bush, and we are all grown up now, and we have not forgotten. The FTP Movement was developed to assist in getting “The Movement Moving”. There has been a whole lot of theory and not enough practice. The FTP Movement is where theory meets practice; minus the empty rhetoric, mindless activism and fashionable militancy. We look at the Liberation Struggle as an ongoing process with reachable goals that could be met through a consistent dedication to resistance. The FTP Movement is a national formation built on love, respect, loyalty, discipline and principled unity. Our mission is to raise political awareness, and engage and inspire people to take an active role in building the community. We have a number of different programs such as The Feed The People Program, Siafu Youth Corps, MOBBB (Mothers of Black and Brown Babies) and Mama’s Army. We established the FTP Ning site as a means to expand our scope of communication, and to correspond with a broad range of others who think beyond the ruling class means of propaganda.~ Kalonji Changa
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To listen to songs from Warn Them , go to:
You can also purchase the album there (along with single downloads from “Warn Them” and other albums from The Welfare Poets) or you can link below.
Warn Them (as a full album download)
Warn Them (the physical CD shipped domestically)
Warn Them (the physical CD shipped internationally)