Artists Influenced by the Five Percent Nation

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

A Tribe Called Quest

While two thirds (Q-Tip and DJ Ali Shaheed) of this pioneering hip hop group are Sunni Muslims and one third (Phife Dawg) is Christian, it is widely noted that the powerful message of the Five Percent has influenced the conscious content of their albums. 

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