The music world was jolted alive this week when the late Osama bin Laden, hailed as the father of militant Islamic rap, released his first posthumous album, The Qur’an-icle, just one month after his death at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs. Bin Laden was known best for his nihilistic Islamic ideology and global campaign of terror, but music fans knew him as one of the most seminal rappers in the Middle East.
The most notorious terrorist in the world is dead. We hope that the death of Osama bin Laden offers those who have suffered from his crimes a belated sense of closure. We receive the news with somber hearts and hope that the price America and the world paid for his capture was not too great.