Artists Influenced by the Five Percent Nation

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  • Jay Z
  • Rakim
  • Nas
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Just-Ice
  • A Tribe Called Quet
  • Brand Nubian
  • Lakim Shabazz
  • Poor Righteous Teachers
  • AZ
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • Busta Rhymes

Artists Influenced by the 5 Percent Nation

Jay Z stirred controversy when he wore a medallion emblazed with the symbol of the Black muslim sect The Nation of the Five Percent (or the Nation of the Gods and Earths). But where he's being labeled a possible racist by some, hip hoppers see him as not only displaying his spirituality, but the powerful influence the Islamic group has had on rap music artists for almost 30 years. Check out some of the MCs whose music has reflected the teachings of the Five Percent.  

(Photos from left: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images, Allahs Nation,Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

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