officialspikeleeAn Original Poem By Lemon Andersen ...And than there was Radio Raheem,
Flat top, tight fade,
Built like an '89 NY Giant,
The Majestic Brother
you could hear two blocks away
in any direction
pumping Public Enemy
from the horns of his Ghetto Blaster,
the Conscience brother
who wanted nothing but
to be alone and live
in the loud solace of his Radio... A Young, Black, Beautiful Man
who died in the hands
of Blue Fear and White Fury.
People walked across the street
when Radio Raheem
came down the Block,
the Starch in his frame
scared them away
from the Gap in his smile.
The four fingered rings
were seen like Brass knuckles
when if you stopped him
like Mookie did as the sun set
On that Hot summer day in BK, Brooklyn
You would see Raheems hands
like his mind were worth
its weight in Gold.
- k_12_k_26Oh the fellow that played him ?
- nkeestylesRest Easy. Thank you for the memories
- bigmikeellisWow !
- delia_in_wonderlandAyyyeee!!!! Thats the gate at @imagegallerynyc in Brooklyn!!! I loooove that place!!!!
- delia_in_wonderland@smoothkidsid @imagegallerynyc 1501 Broadway in Brooklyn. Halsey stop on the J line.
- firstname.lastname@example.org @imagegallerynyc 1501 Broadway in Brooklyn. Halsey stop on the J line.
- theartistmosiRIP 🙏🏿
- bigmoo0529With heavy heart we say "Love & Hate" rest now my brother 🎬📻🎥
- erikamgonz@charmainedbrown 😥
- dcawthoI ALWAYS thought Radio Raheem was "The TRUTH" and the main MESSAGE that was CLEAR without thinking in Do The Right Thing. And still do, being I first saw it as a teen and now a grown-up!
- dcawthoRIP RADIO!
- camillejeannine@divinelettiem @colliemae
- leekd93This poems great, however he wasnt just killed by blue fear and white fury, it was the escalation of all of them that killed him, black, white and blue.
- dorothyjadeoI went back and really paid attention to Radio Raheem's body language and the cameras emphasis on his right/left hand (love/hate). Was it your intention in directing the film, to have him raise his right fist (love) towards Black characters in the film, and his left fist (hate) towards the non-Black characters whenever he was approaching the scene with his boom box? I could be reaching. But I'm curious.
- nappy_she🙏🏾 thank you
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