An 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.
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  • 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 ?
  • gemof1972💔❤️💔❤️💔❤️🙏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
  • 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.
  • delia_in_wonderland@the.ferm @imagegallerynyc 1501 Broadway in Brooklyn. Halsey stop on the J line.
  • caseballsoffireAmazing
  • theartistmosiRIP 🙏🏿
  • bigmoo0529With heavy heart we say "Love & Hate" rest now my brother 🎬📻🎥
  • erikamgonz@charmainedbrown 😥
  • _skard4lyfeTruth!!
  • 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
  • christian_forever6Classic
  • 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.
  • lazo11omargotkicks@jigmasta
  • 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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