February 11, 1990
After spending 27 years in jail , 2/3 of which were spent in a small cell without a bed or plumbing and forced to hard labor, Nelson Mandela is released from prison. A symbol of the movement to end South African apartheid he was arrested numerous time in the early 60's. One for treason, one for trying to leave the country and was sentenced to 5 years in prison, and again for sabotage which resulted in a life sentence. He was the symbol of the South African apartheid movement and respected for his ability to not go batshit crazy and stay sane while punished terribly as a prisoner.
Nelson Mandela Bootcamp
Masta Ace feat. Jean Grae- Hold You
Two great MC's blessing the track and the fact that Jean Grae is from South Africa links up pretty nice to the Nelson Mandela story. Little known fact is that Eminem has admitted to being influenced greatly by Masta Ace. peace