In the hellblazer story "Confessional" set in the 1960s, a demon named the First is talking to someone and, while looking at a crucifix mentions:
D'you know he's coming back? Oh yes. He'll be born in South Central Los Angeles this time.
He'll run away with the eight-tray gangsters until he realizes who he is. After that he'll work tirelessly for the peaceful advancement of African-American culture..
He'll end up leading a green anarchist coalition in Hell's Kitchen, and a man named Geldoff will kiss him on the cheek before an NYPD swat team.
Later before changing the topic, he also drops:
All the same... he'll look pretty good up there with dreadlocks and a fender stratocaster, won't he?
Who is he talking about?
This is way too specific for the writer (Garth Ennis) to just be making up. The story itself was published in 1993, giving Ennis plenty of history for the demon to give as prophesy.
I've been wracking google and wikipedia looking for someone who fits the bill, but with no luck. Particularly, it seems we're looking for someone
- Born in LA in the 1960s or early 1970s
- Spent time in gangs
- Promoted African-American culture, possibly civil rights
- Moved to New York
- Promoted Green Anarchism
- Had Dreadlocks
- Played Guitar or Bass, possibly professionally
- Possibly met or knew Bob Geldof
Additionally, one might also assume
- African-American male
- The move to New York was in the late 70s or 80s
- Died before 1993