Artists Influenced by the Five Percent Nation

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  • 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
  • Wu-Tang Clan

Lord Jamar/Brand Nubian

As a member of the afrocentric rap trio Brand Nubian, Lord Jamar boldly flaunted (and still flaunts) his Five Percenter beliefs via his rhymes. In fact, 20 years before Jay Z's medallion controversy, Brand Nubian's video for "Wake Up" was snatched from MTV's rotation for showing a white person as a devil. 

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