Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Rumble in the Jungle

So Radio KRUD is starting its Black History Month celebration a little late. But we'll be going beyond the month of February. Yeah, we're rebels. Rebels that can't be contained by the Man's schedule.

I'm gonna kick things off with "Rumble in the Jungle," the first track off of the soundtrack for the movie When We Were Kings. This Oscar winner portrayed the historic 1974 bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire. "Rumble in the Jungle" is the only new material on the soundtrack and features an incredible collaboration between The Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, and Forte. The result is a song as epic as the event it portrayed.

Now that I think about it, I remember first hearing this song when I saw the music video back when I was in high school. The song was so incredible, but I didn't hear much of it besides the occasional music video appearance. Now it seems to have all but disappeared. I never hear it on the radio or see the video anymore. I guess pop culture doesn't think it's so epic. But it's still an awesome listen. If you haven't heard it, you'll love it.

Buy the When We Were Kings soundtrack

The Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, and Forte - Rumble in the Jungle

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