There Are Some Lessons To Be Learned In Hip-Hop… Get Your Knowledge Five Percenter Style

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For Your Information, Hip Hop Wired, News

With so much negativity going on in the hip-hop community, now is as good a time as ever to pay attention to the knowledge-driven lessons certain MC’s have delivered to the game. HipHopWired recently brought our attention to The Nation of Gods and Earths with their piece, “The GODS Of Hip-Hop: A Reflection On The Five Percenter Influence On Rap Music & Culture”. Learn something when you… Continue

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  • Britchick91!

    no thank u

  • stop it.

    “Jesus can’t save you” – but Rakim can!
    “life begins when the church ends”… unless it’s the church of hip hop, of course! SMH… and people pretend not to see where this is going.

  • Shay

    Islam in general is woven all through hip hop. Nas, Mos Def, Wu-tang, Free Way, Beanie Sigel (most Philly rappers), Lupe Fiasco, Q-tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Rakim, X Clan, Poor Righteous Teachers and Busta Rhymes. All Muslim in some sort of way. I won’t get into who is 5%, NOI, or Sunni. Then you have rappers like Talib Qweli, Ice Cube, and Common who were influenced by Islam and other rappers. Most consciense rappers were/are Muslim.

  • wildcherry666

    The Five percenters brings back so much memories growing up in brooklyn in the 80’s. It was so dope talkin to cats who were droppin mad knowledge just for the hell of it. It just reminds me how times have really changed in hip hop and on the streets. Everything is the same. No originality or any high level of knowledge or understanding. Just plain b.s.

  • ™kapreeshus♥

    I’m 25 and I can’t get with mainstream sh*t no more. I find myself digging up old Hip-Hop like this all the time. Aww man–Common (Sense), ATCQ, Wu-Tang, Mos Def—I digs allll that. Record execs ain’t tryna hear that, tho. Pac used to be on some real sh*t, too…

  • ™kapreeshus♥

    Talib Kweli/Mos Def “Blackstar”!!!!
    WHAT!?!?!
    Maaaaaaaan…..

  • BritChick

    I appreciate real hip hop but it is so dominated by men…why isn’t there a feminine balance?

  • C-TownDiva!!!

    ^^^”What can I say I wouldn’t be here today, if the old school didn’t pave the way!!” “Remember the italian icees?!… Then the puerto ricans. Came with the coconut icees?!?”

    Back to nas:
    Hip hop is dead playing next…

  • ReALiSt aka ReALeSt(Da MoDeRaToR)

    @C-TownDiva
    ^^^”What can I say I wouldn’t be here today, if the old school didn’t pave the way!!”
    =================================
    I SEE U’RE ON THAT PAC’S OLD SKOOL ISH – DO U REMEMBER HOW SKELLY N!CCAZ USED 2KNOCK N!CCAZ OUT OF THE BOX POPPING BOXES??? .. REMEMBER SEEING BROOKLYN GO CRAZY UP IN THE M@F@ PARTY – REMEMBER M@F@ USED TO GO ‘ITZ BROOKLYN IN THE HOUSE’, AND M@F@Z WOULD LOSE THEIR MINDS?????… U REMEMBER WHEN SLICK RICK WAS DOING THE LADIDADI???? FORGET THE T.V – I’D RATHER HIT THE STREET & DO GRAFFITI…..

    ***2PAC -’OLD SKOOL’ WAITING IN THE ROTATION***

  • http://undressingher.com undressingHER

    i love NY rap, but this…..stuff they got going on, I can’t co-sign. I hate when they call themselves “god” in their music too. what is that crap all about.

  • Miss Sonchee holla

    Nothing wrong with knowledge of self……..but that’s where it stops for me…denominations are a no no for me ……even thou they say it’s not a group thing….(it really is)….a large amount of people calling them selves “god” a swear these so- called humans on this plain called earth…lmao…hey do you there’s many Gods but only 1 Creator peace out

  • juliemango

    Thank you proff. for the hip hop history>when’s HolyWear Inc. coming???

  • SickOfCrap

    I don’t know about all of what was said, but they did this in Trenton, New Jersey? That’s my hometown!! Look @ little Trenton tryna do sumpin. You could walk through that entire city in about 1 1/2 hours. Erbody knows erbody. Go head Trenton!!!

  • Supreme

    @ undressingHER….

    You mean to tell me that you dont like it when they call themselves “God” in their music huh? So it you like it better when they call themselves “Nicca” on the mic? That sounds like what a 85%er may say….mentally deaf, dumb and blind….smh

  • offthehook1

    SMH

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