175 Progress Drive
Alternative Tentacle Records 2005
175 Progress Drive features rare interviews by and with journalist and 20 year Pennsylvania death row resident Mumia Abu-Jamal. Produced by Anita Johnson of Hardknock Radio in association with Weyland Southon. Executive Producer, Noelle Hanrqhan of Prison Radio. Mumia Abu-Jamal is a prolific journalist whose best-selling books and essays have sold over 150,000 copies and have been translated in seven languages. Banned, censored and held in solitary confinement for over a decade in a supermaximum security prison with a death sentence looming, Mumia Abu-Jamal continues to write and speak from death row.
Includes rare excerpts of Mumia's radio reports for NPR and Philadelphia radio stations - including interviews with Marley, Hugh Masekela, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and the people of Philadelphia. Also includes new essays read by Mumia from prison and by Peter Coyote and Ruby Dee. Plus statements by Assata Shakur, Rubin Hurricane Carter and Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Includes the music, "Rocks The Word" by Mumia 911 Unbound Allstars (featuring Chuck D., Zack De La Rocha, dead prez and Pharoahe Monch). Also includes "I was born With Two Tongues" and "Seeds of Wisdom."