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Hip Hop for Respect was a project which released one EP for Rawkus Records. It was organized & created by Mos Def & Talib Kweli to speak out against police brutality



Amadou Diallo had been murdered by policeman the previous year, so the subject of police brutality was prevalent.

Rappers featured on the EP include Kool G Rap, Rah Digga, Sporty Thievz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnous, Dante & Main Flow of Mood, Nine, Tiye Phoenix, Breezly Brewin' of Juggaknots, Punchline, Imani Uzuri, EL-P & Mr. Len of Company Flow, Jah Born of Medina Green, What? What?, John Forté, Fre, J-Live, Rubix, Invincible, Wordsworth, A.L., Kofi Taha, Tame One, Jane Doe, Grafh, Shyheim, Channel Live, Wise Intelligent, Crunch Lo, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Nonchalant, Ras Kass, Dead Prez, & Parrish Smith.

Producers included DJ Khalil, Organized Noize, and 88-Keys.


The EP's single "One Four Love Pt. 1" managed to reach several charts:[1]

  • 2000: One Four Love Pt. 1: Canadian Singles Chart 6
  • 2000: One Four Love Pt. 1: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 55
  • 2000: One Four Love Pt. 1: Hot Rap Singles


  1. Intro
  2. One Four Love (Part 1)
  3. Protective Custody
  4. A Tree Never Grown
  5. One Four Love (Part 2)
  6. One Four Love (Instrumental)
  7. Protective Custody (Instrumental)
  8. A Tree Never Grown (Instrumental)


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