PREMIERE TRACK: SEVEN 30 - Free OscarSeven 30, an MC with a tough gritty anger that propels him, targets it toward the most profound cause–the freedom of the honorable Oscar Lopez Rivera, an innocent Borikwa man whose only crime is championing for the independence of Puerto Rico from imperialist colonial domination that we suffer to this day, from within and without the island.  This track is a part of the emerging Borikemetics movement of young Puerto Rican thinkers/artists/students/workers of all backgrounds along with countless other supporting Original people all over the Black diaspora from the United States through Latin America.  Aside from bringing awareness to Puerto Rican identity from it’s varied indigenous roots and subsequent cultures there is a focus on the current political, economic and social situations and issues that are affecting Puerto Rico.

Seven 30, a passionate MC who knows nothing of selling out, has energetically merged one of the serious issues to Hip Hop culture, one of the Art forms Puerto Ricans are definitive co-creators of.  Oscar Lopez Rivera, not only reveals the oppressive conditions our people endure for their advocating a humane independence the island deserves to work itself to but also proves that Original people who have remained diligent and dignified in their inhumane indefinite prison terms as political prisoners (i.e. Mumia Abu-Jamal) are not an anomaly.  The reality of Oscar Lopez Rivera is an another atrocity of an extreme savagery that is the prison industrial complex of the western world’s greatest power, the United States of America.  As throughout Puerto Rican history from Lolita Lebron to Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, their honor inspires ours and a talented MC funnels his fury bravely.


P.roper E.ducation A.lways C.orrects E.rrors – Seven 30 (in center w/arms raised in salute) first performed the “Free Oscar” track at the Borikemetics Cipher Volume 1 Event on May 18, 2013 in the Bronx, NYC.


Seven 30 rhymes from the perspective of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner… Oscar Lopez Rivera, a former Korea War veteran and recipient of the highest honor in the US Military, the Purple Heart. In 1981 he was charged with seditious conspiracy and was given a 70 year sentence. He has spent 32 years behind bars, 12 of which were in solitary confinement.
To learn more about Oscar Lopez Rivera read his book “Between Torture and Resistance.”


I’m supposed to be independent and represented/
By the star the blue/red and the white pendent/
The promise that was made was a lie just to occupy my land/
From 1890 till recently man/
U can’t imagine what I saw/
I never knew that me speaking of freedom would be against the law now it’s war/
I watched pedophiles come and go murderers come and go/
Rapists come and go but I get denied parole/
After serving 33 you now wanna offer me a plea/
And cop to cop seditious conspiracy/
I guess I’m trapped between torture and resistance/
For instance, the people got my back, but this country doesn’t let em lend assistance/
Instead they open up my mail/
And read it deny me medical attention, what needs correction is these jails/
They won’t let my family post bail/
I’m a prisoner of politics and now the only freedom I know is hell/
The revolution won’t be televised/
Only the lies they telling us why cause the lies that they selling us you buy/
But not me! This is for Puerto Rico in case they forgot me/
Cause of the brainwashing the media and paparazzi/
They could’ve shot me but they didn’t they threw me in a prison/
Cut off from any one that would listen/
Put my pic with “TERRORISM” but that’s ain’t the truth man/
I ain’t blow up shit or try to assassinate Truman/