Editor’s Note: Remo Conscious is a revolutionary-minded wordsmith, rap artist and producer from the East Bay in Oakland, California with songs playing on radio stations all over the country. He released his album, Infiltration, in 2007. His latest release, Not the Only One, released in December, 2009, is an assortment of songs that speak to current events, personal challenges, and future aspirations. Have a listen to a song from his latest album:
Remo: “The title for my new album “Not The Only One” comes from the song “Imagine” by John Lennon. In it he sings, “you may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”. This song has always had a powerful influence on me, especially when feeling frustrated about the state of the world. It has reminded me that there are people all around the world that feel just like I do, and together we can make change.
This is not a dedication album by any means, but rather an acknowledgment and thank you to a great artist that has helped influence my life. Twenty-nine years ago today, Dec. 8, John Lennon was shot and killed. In the years before his death he was very outspoken against the Vietnam War. He could have lived the carefree life of a celebrity, but instead chose to use his voice to make a difference. His message still lives on.
On this album I’ve had the pleasure to work with some amazing musicians and artists including Donnan Linkz, Africa’s Trigger, Forrest Day, Samantha Alexes, DigDug, Darren Willett, Derek Brooker, Rascue, DJ Soulspeak, and Soundtruck.” Remo
Remo participated in the Treason in America c0nference last year, which took place on March 6-7, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA, along with other activist musicians including Ampkilla, Bliss, Poker Face, Chris Geo, Dave Cahill, John Kaspar, and Legitimate.
Other participants included Richard Gage, AIA, San Francisco Bay Area architect, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, with a membership of over 1,000 architectural & engineering professionals; Cindy Sheehan, US peace activist, Soapbox radio host; Peace of the Action founder & author, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Anthony Shaffer, former intelligence officer & 9/11 whistleblower re Able Danger, the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) program which uncovered two of the three terrorist cells involved with 9/11 one year before the attacks, as well as identifying Mohamed Atta; J. Michael Springmann, attorney & whistleblower, former head of the US Consulate office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he fought the Visas for Terrorists Program between 1987 and 1989. He was not there when the Sept. 11 terrorists got their visas, presumably through the Visa Express Program; Coleen Rowley, center, former FBI agent & whistleblower, re FBI’s internal organization and mishandling of information related to the September 11, 2001, attacks. Time Magazine Person of the Year, 2002;
Dahlia S. Wasfi, M.D., Iraqi-American Peace Activist, Swarthmore College ’93; University of Pennsylvania ’97. In 2006, Dr. Wasfi described her experience in Iraq and discussed the life of Iraqis under occupation before the Congressional Progressive Caucus in Washington, D.C.; Russ Baker, author of FAMILY OF SECRETS: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. Gore Vidal called it “one of the most important books of the past ten years.” An award-winning investigative reporter with a track record for making sense of complex and little understood matters. He has written for the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the Nation, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Village Voice and Esquire; Sander Hicks, Writer, Publisher & Activist. Presenting with him, Bill Veale, California attorney suing Cheney and Myers on behalf of April Gallup, and her child, victims of the Pentagon 9/11 debacle.
In the interview below, Remo talks to Teri at No Lies Radio about the writing of his 9/11Truth hit songs Lies, We Know, and Loose Change. Loose Change is also a 9/11 film by Dylan Avery and Remo talks about his latest collaboration with Dylan on the newest version of the 9/11Truth film, which will be coming out soon.