Artists Influenced by the Five Percent Nation

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

Lakim Shabazz

At the height of hip hop's Black pride era, this Newark, N.J.-bred rapper made a splash in 1989 with his debut LP Pure Righteousness. Fueling Lakim's hit songs of racial cheerleading like "Black Is Back" was his belief in the Five Percenter doctrine. 

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