The 5 Percent Nation’s Impact On Hip-Hop’s Golden Era – Rock The Bells

The Essence

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In 1986, urban America (and a growing segment of the rest of the country) was experiencing and repeating the Supreme Mathematics of the 5% Nation of The Gods & Earths. But most of the fans who rhymed along with Rakim that there were “no tricks in ’86 — it’s time to build” from Eric B & Rakim’s breakout single “Eric B Is President“ had no idea of the meaning behind those words. MC Shan proudly proclaimed in the same year “I got the knowledge to know, the wisdom to speak, the understanding of my rhyme is at its fullest peak.” It was primarily youth in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area who understood why Just-Ice referred to the Bronx as “Pelan” on “Going Way Back,” his classic 1987 single with KRS-One. Elements of the 5% have existed in rap music since Se’ Divine The Mastermind and Jus Allah The Superstar of The World Famous Supreme Team sang “Allah & Justice” on radio station WHBI in the early 1980s.

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Big Daddy Kane: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

King Asiatic Nobodys Equal

Feb. 19, 2018 | Abby O’Neill — One of the greatest to ever bless the mic, Big Daddy Kane treated Tiny Desk to an office block party in the true essence of hip-hop. He performed a short set of classics, including “Smooth Operator,” “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” “Raw” and a bonus freestyle. Through his warm, engaging and devilishly self-effacing style, the pioneer used an interlude between songs to address the intergenerational divisiveness defining rap today and the importance of fans of all ages supporting whatever they like, while “focusing on what’s positive and keeping that in the spotlight.” Continue reading

Big Daddy Kane & Kool G Rap Battle Song-For-Song Video

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Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap go back together more than 30 years. Since the mid-1980s, these two New York City lyricists were some of the most legendary components in Marley Marl’s Juice Crew. In 1986, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo let the world hear something special with “It’s A Demo.” One year later, on the same Cold Chillin’ Records imprint, Kane followed with “Get Into It” and “Raw.” Continue reading

TOP MCs: Impact & Legacy vs Top RHYME SPITTERS ¦ Lil Kim – Positive or Negative Legacy? [Full Show] – YouTube

Yanadameen Godcast episode #023

Lord Jamar and Rah Digga revisit the conversation about the top MCs in hiphop, but this time discuss the individuals and groups who had a lasting impact and left a legacy in hiphop. Continue reading

The Symphony 2016 ft Black Thought, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap & More

Black Thought recruits Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Craig G, Royce 5 9, Pharoahe Monch, Freeway and Smiff N Wessun to perform DJ Marley Marl’s The Symphony, during his live mixtape with J. Period at the 2016 Roots Picnic in New York City.

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Mister Cee on Juan Ep Part 1!!

Mister Cee makes his first official appearance on Juan Ep and talks about his childhood at the park jams, how he discovered djing, met Big Daddy Kane, life on the Road with Kane and friends, and much more.

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