Hasan Salaam | 5th Column Mixtape Vol.2

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5th Column Mixtape Vol.2

by Hasan Salaam

Pure & progressive hip hop. Hasan Salaam combines the truth, introspective lyrics, socially conscious themes, humor and soul, with various production credits from the most innovative and well respected producers.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Can I Live (Promo)
2:12 $0.99
2. I Really Mean It (Promo)
2:23 $0.99
3. Blaxploitation
3:35 $0.99
4. WRSU Radio Interview
0:56 $0.99
5. A Day In The Life
2:24 $0.99
6. Give Me Your Love (Promo)
4:19 $0.99
7. The Set Up (Promo) feat. Smarty Pants
2:36 $0.99
8. Paradise Lost
2:00 $0.99
9. If You Only Knew feat. Hi-Coup
5:35 $0.99
10. Freedom feat. Bad Sport
4:22 $0.99
11. It's Obvious
3:44 $0.99
12. WBAI Radio Interview
0:43 $0.99
13. Hezbollah feat. Bad Sport
3:09 $0.99
14. The Realest feat. Bad Sport
1:37 $0.99
15. 5th Column
3:47 $0.99
16. Corona feat. Smarty Pants
3:44 $0.99
17. Speak the Truth
3:12 $0.99
18. Jummah feat. The Planets & Reefali
3:52 $0.99
19. Get That Freestyle
1:18 $0.99
20. WRSU Interview w/ Nicole Brielle
1:33 $0.99
21. Middleway Passage feat. Epitome
4:33 $0.99
22. Politic with the Prophets
2:10 $0.99
23. Why Don't We Fall In Love (Promo)
1:04 $0.99
24. Bad Man (Promo)
2:09 $0.99
25. Ace of Spades Outro
0:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
Hasan Salaam - "I'm an emotion teller. Even my straight spitting deals with something I'm going through, something that's in the world, or something that someone I know is going through."

At 23 years of age, Hasan Salaam exhibits wisdom and talent far beyond his years. As he started rhyming with older cats from the tender age of 10, Hasan is no New Jack to the world of beats and battles, stories and rhyme tackles. His refined, yet bassed-out gritty voice can be heard on various underground mix tapes, compilations, and radio shows. Smashing stereotypes and mediocre emcees, he displays versatility and consistency. Hasan speaks in a way all walks of life can appreciate, addressing issues and emotions many emcees are scared to touch or can't articulate.

With John Coltrane, Billy Holiday, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix as his four top musical heavy weight picks, Hasan is as different from other MC's as these four artists are from one another. The New Jersey native equates hip-hop to jazz. "I use words like an instrument," Hasan explains. "There's a build up in emotion and a climax you can feel." Hasan addresses social consciousness, personal struggles and family issues as only a great thinker can.

Using music as a platform for positive social change, he has also performed all over the East Coast including a nationally aired performance on NBC's Showtime at the Apollo, FUSE TV's "Digital Downloads" and C-SPAN at the 2003 Anti-War Rally March in Washington D.C. Hasan eventually edged forward opening performances for the legendary Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaata, Curtis Blow, Wyclef, Naughty by Nature, Busta Rhymes, Black Moon, Floetry, Common, and dead prez.

Current production credits include tracks by DJ Static of Stronghold, Rugged N Raw, Mike Marvel, & Shy-Money from the Dream Team (known for their work with Nas, LL Cool J, and AZ) and a slew of new talented producers. But since taking first place at the 2003 Battle Dome Championships for beat making, Hasan intends to develop his production skills. Already working on the follow up to his debut album "Paradise Lost", Hasan's views are forward thinking and ever evolving. For sure, Hasan has a guaranted banger for everyone.



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Truth.. Spirit... Passion.... This cd is exellent
its been long long time since a rapper has produced an album that has reached out to me on an mental and emotional level never since the death of tupac has any rapper ive heard can reach people on a personal level.. this cat makes u feel like he is speaking directly to you when hearing his tracks like "its obvious" and "hezbollah" literally made the hairs on my neck stand i though extremlly talented musicians only came along once in a life time somtimes they come twice... long live the resistance and baalabeck lebnan my land. peace

Cedric (of Epitome)

More Than Something 2 Say
This project is a great reflection of a truly talented emcee. In 7 years, I've only collaborated with a short list of artists, Hasan is one of them and this CD is a good example of why. Its worth copping for "Its Obvious" alone but my personal favorite is "Blaxploitation"....
"Middleway Passage" is dope too. Stop Sleeping!

Random Beats

Real Hip Hop lives
Hasan's my new favorite MC. This cd is in constant rotation. real, raw lyrics, tight production...I'm feelin it for sure. It's an honor to be in the same affiliation (G.A.ME) and have shared a stage with this brother. You can just feel everything he says. tight, tight, tight. Some personal favs are 'Blaxploitation' and "if you only knew". Cop it!


Shalom From the 12tribes
I already got this Cd from, but I'm glad you doing your thing. NJCU represent. let me know when something new drop I'll be sure to cop. Mine's coming soon 40 days 40 nights 40 tracks the real Jews Are Black Mix tape perry_hay@yahoo.com

DJ 730

His rhymes leak with self-awareness, as well originality and heart
Hasan Salaam is a member of the Jersey group 5th Column with Hi-Coup. I met these guys two years ago, and I’ve always been a fan of their music. On this mixtape, Salaam, who produces as well as rhymes, has an important message. His rhymes leak with self-awareness, as well originality and heart. Tracks to check for on this include “Blaxploitation” and his freestyle over the Dip Set’s “I Really Mean It” instrumental. Salaam will keep your head nodding throughout this mixtape.

Cool'eh Magazine

Filled with educated and informative songs that draw upon the human experience
“I mix with the beats/like ammonia and bleach/the flow is Matisse/masterpiece for the streets/mad cow poisoning beef/the madness increase/and unemployment’s up several percent at least” –From “A Day in the Life".

Living in the shadow of New York, Jersey never quite seems to shine like you know it could. There have been moments. We have seen crews like the Artifacts and Redman, amongst others, but for some time now it seems like New Jerz has been awfully quiet. Until now (you knew that was coming); on his most recent mixtape Hasan Salaam not only announces his own arrival with up-lifting, hardcore conscious raps, but he has also brought along some family from the 5th Column crew, and the Unleash click to let people know what’s going on across the Hudson. So for anyone who had been sleeping on Jerz, this is the wake up.

The mix is 23 tracks, excluding the 2 interview drops. As we have come to expect you get a chance to hear Hasan drop some bars over a few industry standard Heatmakers tracks (and might I mention that he kills those along with some other “name” producers best material) but that is not where the strength of this CD lies. The real gems are found on the original material that is produced either by Salaam himself, or the various others members of the clicks that he runs with. Hip Hop has in some way or another always been political and Hasan sees this clearly and reports straight from the front lines. “Blaxploitation” is an in your face reality check for what is occurring within the inner city environments, and the black and brown community. Hasan pulls no punches, and delivers the message from a vantage point that has not been tinted by money and fame. His message is clear, protect your mind and body, because many people are living off the success of blax-ploitation. Remember Chuck D and Ice Cube on Burn Hollywood Burn, think of that track, slow the beat down, and now add some 2004 brainwaves to the mix. Make no bones about it Hasan is a thinking man. “If you only knew” featuring Hi-Coup from the 5th Column is sick. This track has the Latin gallop of slow horse through the desert sun. The beat is arranged perfectly, and features some trumpet sample that leaves you thirsty for a Corona, or Dos XX, whatever you want to drink, grab a cold one. There are more, but I’ll
let you buy the CD and discover for yourself.

Hasan Salaam’s “Mixtape vol.2” is filled with educated and informative songs that draw upon the human experience, understand that and you can relate to this project. Hold tight New Jersey, the garden state might have found its new champion.


Pretty Dope
Some pretty sick stuff on this cd, I was kind of upset with the packaging but that was minor. There was some dope stuff on the cd. Corona needed to go though

Gary F

Excellent ''REAL HIP-HOP
This is what Hip-Hop needs more off, real constructive quality music that soothes and enrichs the mind and not at the expense of good 'music'. It really is a shame that artists like Hasan do not have more mainstream exposure, but then again the powers that be, like us to be dumb, unthinking and dancing to our graves. Keep on making the good music, excellent Album.


This is one of the hottest mixtape in the undergound right now. Hasan Salaam is killing them. Hasan is one of the illests MC's. Can't wait for the album to drop.

mustafa sami

no one has combined all of this action
nobody is good enough as him hes got the voice the instuments raw real this cant be copied