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Milestone Reached In Musical Battle For Mumia As New Single Passes 500 Downloads

More than 500 people have downloaded "Freedom of Speech," the new hip hop single by Buddha Mind, released on Groove Embassy Records (www.grooveembassy.com). The single, inspired by the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, is out on CD for US$5 and in MP3 format for free. All proceeds from sales of the CD single will go to the ICFFMAJ's organizing fund for Mumia.
11 March 2001 (ROCHESTER, NY, USA) -- Groove Embassy Records and hip hop group Buddha Mind are getting the word out to more and more people about the fight for justice for jailed journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. This week marked a milestone for the single "Freedom of Speech," which passed 500 downloads.

The "Freedom of Speech" CD single features the haunting original mix, with Spee*D Gnot on the mic and music by J.Q.Public. It also includes the synthcore remix by Chicago mixmaster Clark Tetris.

Groove Embassy Records offers links to information about Jamal at its Web site, www.grooveembassy.com.

** No one associated with Groove Embassy Records or Buddha Mind will receive a penny from the song. All profits -- if that day comes -- will go directly to the organizing fund held by the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal. **

You can download MP3s of both versions of "Freedom of Speech" at www.grooveembassy.com. You can also purchase the CD from Groove Embassy Records. Check out www.grooveembassy.com/order.html, call 1-888-GER-1976, or send an e-mail message to  info@grooveembassy.com. The CD is $5 (includes shipping). Once again let us emphasize that all proceeds go to Mumia's defense fund.

homepage: homepage: http://www.grooveembassy.com
phone: phone: 888-GER-1976
address: address: 32 Harlem St. Rochester NY 14607