LISTEN TO THIS: The #NationHood Mixtape (Music for the Movement)


By: Daniel Hodgman

A couple of weeks ago, Jarrett Martineau over at Revolutions Per Minute released a hip-hop mix called the #NationHood Mixtape. Spanning 35 tracks, the #NationHood Mixtape features artists Sacramento Knoxx, Flying Lotus, Invincible, Gonjasufi, Boikutt, Gil Scott Heron, Shigeto and many more. It’s an incredible mix of tunes that track what it really means to fight for something, and it’s labeled “music for the movement.”

From Jarrett’s original post:

“Combining the voices of many struggles, peoples and nations, the #NationHood Mixtape brings together an amazing array of hip-hop, spoken word, beats, ideas and sounds from artists across the world.

This is music for the movement: songs to inspire the liberation of oppressed peoples globally, and to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists together in rhythmic force. For this mix, I wanted to showcase a diversity of styles that illustrate our commonalities in struggle, our shared experiences, and the many ways in which our words—in whatever language we sing and speak them—locate us in common purpose, resistance, and action to transform the world.

From LA to Chicago, Detroit to New Brunswick, Germany to Palestine, Phoenix to Greece, Nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm̕ , Tsalagi and Six Nations, to Anishinaabe and Mi’kmaq, and everywhere in between, the #NationHood Mixtape spans hoods and communities across Turtle Island and the globe.”

If you follow Bonus Cut on a regular basis, then you know why I’m posting this. Please, give this mixtape a listen and spread the love.


1. Marlon Brando – The Dick Cavett Show (1973)
2. Automuse – “Pan 2223″
3. Eastern Eagle Singers – “Mi’kmaq Honour Song”
4. Beaatz – “Broken Promises”
5. Sacramento Knoxx – “Dear Vaughan”
6. DJ Muggs x Bambu – “Pow Wow Drums”
7. Killah P – “Ζόρια”
8. Immortal Technique – “Toast to the Dead” (prod. by J Dilla)
9. Ant Loc – “Hands of Vengeance”
10. Big Cats – “Pyramids”
11. Angel Haze x ATCR – “A Tribe Called Red”
12. Shining Soul – “Get Up
13. Boikutt – “Muraba’at Amniyeh, Muthalathat Sihriyeh, Dawa’er Maliyeh – مربعات أمنية، مثلثات سحرية، دوائر مالية”
14. Shigeto – “Detroit Part 1″
15. Invincible – “Drunken Sleuth” (prod. by Marco Polo) *unreleased*
16. Amewu – “Leidkultur”
17. Tall Paul – “Protect Ya Spirit”
18. Gil Scott Heron – “Parents (Interlude)”
19. Gonjasufi – “Ancestors”
20. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – “she sang them home (ft. Cris Derksen)”
21. Shibastik – “LandSlide”
22. Skookum Sound System / Deano – “Long Stem (See Monsters RMX)”
23. Meesha – “Movements”
24. Janet Rogers – “Being Indian”
25. Flying Lotus – “Between Friends (Instrumental)”
26. Jeff Corntassel – “Indigenous Waves 11/13/2013″
27. Poz Lyrix – “Chicago Native”
28. Optimal – “Good Hair”
29. Gabriel Teodros x Rebel Diaz x Suntonio Bandanaz  – “Rise & Decolonize” *unreleased*
30. Malcolm X – “My Philosophy is Black Nationalism”
31. Jasiri X – “The New Nat Turners”
32. Big Cats – “Eleven”
33. Leanne Simpson – “Indigenous Waves 11/11/2013″
34. City Natives – “4Kingz”
35. Eastern Eagle Singers – “Mi’kmaq Honour Song”

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