Today is World AIDs Day-Remembering Eazy E & Hip Hop’s Stance Against a Dreaded Disease

Thanks to DAVEY D for this great post:

"...I just feel that I’ve got thousands and thousands of young fans that have to learn about what’s real when it comes to AIDS. Like the others before me, I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys and their kin. Because I want to save their asses before it’s too late.”


Many of us have forgotten these haunting words from the late Eazy E who died from AIDs back in 1995. His death sent shock waves within the Hip Hop community and helped open people’s eyes. His death also helped shatter the myth of that HIV and AIDS was solely a gay white man’s disease. Today as we acknowledge the 22cd World AIDs Day where the theme is Universal Access and Human Rights, most of us are far more educated and understand that AIDs is a worldwide situation that has impacted all communities. Sadly in spite of the urgency, many of us have reverted back to what is deemed as irresponsible behavior. Many of us have looked at the success of people like basketball player Magic Johnson who was diagnosed with HIV and come to believe that this disease will not touch us…

READ MORE at his original post and get links to FAQ about HIV & AIDS.

Below is a classic live performance of "America (America Is Dying Slowly)" by Wu-Tang & Killah Priest from 'Yo MTV Raps":

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