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Farrakhan Talks Rap, Responsibility And Revolution
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2001

NEW YORK (NNPA)--Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was in top form on Wednesday as he spoke at Russell Simmons' Hip-Hop Summit.

"Will you accept your responsibility as a leader and a teacher?" he asked of the several hundred artists and record industry insiders as they listened intently to his two-hour speech, giving loud applause, enthusiastic hollers and ovations more suited to a sold-out concert.

As close to 100 members of the media recorded his every word, the minister implored the rappers before him to analyze their roles. He asked them to lead and teach and to understand the power in their hands and the global impact that their lyrics have. More
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