Artists Influenced by the Five Percent Nation

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  • Five Percenters
  • 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

Jay Z

Jay Z may be hip hop's king of industry, but there's always been a consistent idea of Black consciousness and empowerment woven throughout his music, which is fueled by the teachings of the Five Percent. Jay classics from "Jigga My N---a" to "Can I Live" drop references to knowledge and wisdom as well as the Black man being God. Jay even twists the God concept for his own moniker, Jay Hova. 

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