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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Brand Nubian acknowledged on Unsung, Eric B & Rakim REUNITE, Interview with UTFO’S Kangol Kid – YouTube

Yanadameen Godcast episode #015

The Godcast brings you another home-run show with special guest Kangol Kid of the legendary UTFO! TV One featured Brand Nubian in an episode of Unsung to acknowledge the group’s contribution and impact in hiphop.
An iconic moment in hiphop also occurred when Eric B. and Rakim reunited for their first performance together in over 20 years. Lord Jamar and Rah Digga take a moment to talk about the significance of this to the culture. Continue reading

Brand Nubian (Full) – Drink Champs – YouTube

How did I miss this one???

N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN are the Drink Champs. In this episode the guys drink it up with Lord Jamar and Sadat X of the legendary Brand Nubian. They talk linking with Grand Puba and the early days of the group, some of the controversies they have been involved in and a lot more. Listen and subscribe at

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01. Ray, Goodman & Brown – Another Day
02. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
03. Brand Nubian – Wake Up (Reprise in the Sunshine)
04. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians – What I Am<!–more–>
05. Kool & The Gang – Kool It (Here Comes The Fuzz)
06. Brand Nubian – Slow Down
07. Ohio Players – Never Had A Dream
08. The Nite Liters – Tanga Boo Gonk
09. Brand Nubian – Wake Up (Stimulated Dummies Mix)
10. The Mar Keys – Plantation Inn
11. Big Daddy Kane – Smooth Operator
12. Brand Nubian – Step to the Rear
13. James Brown – Funky President
14. Brand Nubian – To the Right
15. James Brown – Can Mind
16. James Brown – All for One
17. Brand Nubian – All for One
18. Kool & The Gang – Jungle Jazz
19. Trouble Funk – Drop the Bomb
20. Public Enemy – Anti-****** Machine
20. Brand Nubian – Drop the Bomb
21. James Brown – Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud
22. Brand Nubian – Dedication
23. The Gap Band – Tommy’s Groove
24. Brand Nubian – Ragtime
25. Steve Arrington – Nobody Can Be You
26. Run-DMC – Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)
27. Brand Nubian feat. Positive K and L.G – Grand Puba, Positive & L.G
28. Syl Johnson – Different Strokes
29. Brand Nubian – Try to Do Me
30. Cameo – Rigor Mortis
31. Brand Nubian – Brand Nubian
32. Parliament – Flash Light
33. Cannonball Adderley Quintet feat. Jesse Jackson – Walk Tall
34. Brand Nubian – Concerto in X Minor
35. The Last Poets – When the Revolution Comes
36. Earth, Wind & Fire – Bad Tune
37. Trouble Funk – Pump me Up
37. Brand Nubian – Dance To My Ministry
38. James Brown – Popcorn with a Feeling
39. Brand Nubian – Who Can Get Busy Like This Man…xed_by_Chris_Read_236539404_-_Wax_Poetics.mp3