Posted in music on December 5, 2013

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One of the most beloved leaders of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.

Mandela, who inherited a country on the verge of civil war and torn apart by racial violence, will forever be remembered for bringing hope and reconciliation to South Africa. Controversial for much of his life, he ultimately became a beacon of optimism for people both at home and around the world.

The iconic leader -- known for his charismatic personality, soft-yet-stirring speeches and charitable work post-politics -- spent 27 years behind bars for opposing white rule in his country before becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994. - [CTV]

RIP, Nelson Mandela. The impact you had on the world remains.

The Special AKA's single "Free Nelson Mandela" is below...

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The Special AKA - "Free Nelson Mandela"

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Comments (42)

who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:04 PM

The Specials DIDN'T play this at their last NYC show. Lame.

RIP Mandella

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:06 PM

I say in true BV fashion, the only fitting tribute to Mandela would be to mock him. So I say - Nelson Mehndela

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:08 PM

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:11 PM

the George Washington of SA-almost 30 years in prison for his dream.

Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:13 PM

Daaamn, he was boutta drop that mixtape too...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:22 PM

Ruin their space program: check
Turn the country into the murder capital of the world:check
Turn the country into the tape capital of the world: check

Apartheid did so good for South Africa. Thanks Mandela

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:36 PM

Yo, Nelson, I'm really sad for you and I'mma let you RIP, but Tupac Shakur had one of the best deaths of all time. One of the best deaths of all time!

Posted by Kanye | December 5, 2013 5:40 PM

He was a good man and it's sad that he's gone, but remind me again why this is being posted on a live music blog?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:46 PM

5:36
what is a tape capital? is that where all my shitty old cassettes ended up after i got rid of them or do they produce the world's supply of masking tape? curious...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:49 PM

is it not possible to disable comments? you people are awful!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 5:51 PM

This man did more for humanity during one day in prison than most of you will ever contribute in your entire miserable lives.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 6:00 PM

5:40 well done

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 6:17 PM

congratulations brooklyn vegan commenters, you may very well have replaced youtube for scraping the bottom of the barrel. applause!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 6:21 PM

I feel the same about Assata Shakur as I do Mandela...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 6:47 PM

RIP dude from shawshank redemtion
RIP Yoni
#allmyprays

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 8:05 PM

Kanye>Mandela

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 8:13 PM

5:40 won the entire internets.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 9:10 PM

apology for poor english

when were you when king nignog dies?

i was inline behind niggress welfare queen buying apple ipad with food stamps for whole lunch break

"king nignog is kill"

"no"

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 9:41 PM

Rot in hell you terrorist fuck!

Fuck the ANC! Good fucking job you're dead!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 11:03 PM

Hey, no one reads the articles on this site, just the comments. Much more entertaining. Indie rock died a long time ago.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 11:40 PM

I want to tell you about south africa, and the so-called fight for freedom
The much praised black resistance, and the communists who lead them
Not too far away in angola, or nearer home in zimbabwe
The marxist backed dictators are looking south in fear to see

Ref: strikeforce, white survival
Strikeforce, yeah
Strikeforce, kill all rivals
Strikeforce, into the devil's lair

Well her neighbouring regimes are enemies, although we're too blind to see
That they're harboring the marxist murderers of the terrorist anc
And the leaders of the west use sanctions, and scream "what about the human rights?"
But they don't tell the truth, 'cos they're traitors too
What about the whites that die?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 11:54 PM

Wait, Lucius Fox was a commie?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:27 AM

I really miss Rhodesia

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 7:32 AM

The iPods

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 7:37 AM

Biggie > Mandela

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 8:49 AM

Shitting on Tom Gabel is where my indecency ends. Mandela was great. 95 wow.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 9:05 AM

Mandela was a criminal.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 9:06 AM

Mandela was a racist.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:04 AM

Typical BV creeps. This man went to prison so you can shoplift belts from Barney's. HAVE SOME RESPECT!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:15 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:44 AM

The new showlist format sucks.

Posted by D | December 6, 2013 11:42 AM

Sad pathetic little shits.

I think your lunch break at C-Town is almost over.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:57 AM

Wait, is this an unmasked member of Pussy Riot?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:16 PM

Should I name my new band Judd Nelson Mandela or Willie Nelson Mandela???

Posted by Kanye | December 6, 2013 1:50 PM

I am so angry I could just drive a car right into a Trader joe's right now.

Posted by D | December 6, 2013 4:32 PM

One has to wonder how long any civilization can last under the burden of such willful ignorance and immorality. Mandela was a child killer.

Mandela slaughtered women and children and yet OUR so-called leaders praise him. Of course the platitudes are all sham, but it begs the question: Just how far will civilization stoop to meet the murderous barbarians of the third world.

Posted by Mr. Sturgis | December 8, 2013 12:15 PM

12:15 ftw

Posted by Only Bill Is Real | December 8, 2013 3:04 PM

Mandela was a great man. He demonstrated through personal sacrifice and moral commitment that resistance to injustice cannot be vengeful if it is to be successful. OK, back to all the puerile twaddling.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2013 8:55 PM

He fought injustice, now it's up to Perfect Pussy to finish the job.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2013 9:24 PM

"Is it just me, or is anyone else sick and tired of Nelsaon Mandela?"

- Larry King


RIP Nelson

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 10:49 AM

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