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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Digga breaks down BET AWARDS, brings on special guest LARGE PROFESSOR

Good interview with the Large Professor aka Extra P!

Yanadameen Godcast season 2, episode #018

In this weeks Episode of the Yanadameen Godcast, Lord Jamar is on vacation, but we still have a great show! Hip-Hop legend, Large Professor joins Rah Digga to talk about how he got his start in Hip-Hop. He speaks about producing for Eric B and Rakim, working with Nas, and growing up in Queens during the golden years of Hip-Hop. Continue reading

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