Fred Hampton Jr. is an African American political activist and the son of Fred Hampton, Sr.. His father was a Black Panther who was shot to death while sleeping by the Chicago Police in 1969. Hampton’s mother, Deborah Johnson, was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with him when Hampton, Sr. was killed in her presence during the pre-dawn police raid. Hampton, Sr. was 21 at the time of his death; Johnson was 19. She was also shot.
As you can see Fred Hampton is no Jay Z fan for his lyrics on “Murder To Excellence” song off the “Watch The Throne ” album.
As report on Global Grind…..
For those of you who don’t know, Hov is referring to his recent December 4th birthday, the same date that Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton was murdered in 1969 in a police/FBI raid in Chicago.
Fred Hampton Jr. is not down with this reference at all and fired some shots at Jay-Z while speaking at the film screening of The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 on the panel at the University of Chicago.
“Fred Hampton didn’t die,” Hampton Jr. said. “He was assassinated. Saying Fred Hampton died is like the school teacher telling students that Christopher Columbus discovered America.” He later went on to refer to Jay-Z as Slave-Z, questioning his motives on the record.