7 Moor Questions-Young Moors
1. Where are you Brothers from?
We are native to Earth. We don’t believe in being limited by imaginary lines. All things come out of Africa, but our country is the world. We currently reside in Virginia.
2. Why the name, “Young Moors”?
We study the teachings of the Prophet Noble Drew Ali. The Prophet himself said that if we don’t do anything else, we must proclaim our nationality. When you hear the name “Young Moors”, you associate it with power and nobility. Those that are familiar will already know what school of thought we come from. Some of the young people may not be as familiar, and that’s okay. It gives us an opportunity to enlighten.
3. You have a classic Hip Hop sound. What is your approach to making music?
We’ve been working together musically for over ten years. We’ve always drawn inspiration from each other. When we couple that with a genuine love for the hip-hop culture and a strong will to spread a message, we get that classic hip-hop sound. It’s not co-incidental or accidental. There’s a science to it.
4. Who are some of the artists that influenced your style?
Public Enemy, KRS-One, Dead Prez, Wu Tang Clan
5. What messages are you conveying to the people In “Revolutionary Warfare”?
There is a cold war going on in the hells of America. Many are blind to this fact. We are already in a war. Genocide is occurring in our urban communities. Police are shooting our children every day or placing them in concentration camps. There has always been a high demand for free labor. Slavery is being re-introduced under the nomenclature of “private prisons”. Television is poisoning our minds. In regards to healthcare, who knows what are in these so-called “vaccinations”. The message we are trying to convey is to wake up and pay attention. Know thy self, then take action. There are many roles to be played. Our war is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and evil wickedness in high places. “Revolution” means complete constructive change. There must be a revolution spiritually, mentally, and physically in order for Our people to rise up and reclaim our rightful throne!
6. Why were you prompted to address the Trayvon Martin murder musically?
If not us, then who? We felt a responsibility to say something. Hip-Hop used to be the voice of the people. Today, we don’t hear any artists addressing social issues. Also, we figured that the attention span of our people would be short and we would forget about the injustice as soon as the next distraction/breaking story hit. Unfortunately, that seemed to be the case. However, when you put a message in a song, it lives on forever. Now you can’t forget.
7. What projects are you presently involved in?
We are currently gearing up to begin shooting our next video for the R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) project. The album is in stores now, available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and everywhere else digital music is sold.