Decoded: Jay Z's Five Percenter Lyrics

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Decoded: Jay Z's Five Percenter Lyrics

Jay Z has had the world in a frenzy over the past few weeks after being spotted wearing different chains representing the Nation of Gods and Earths, also referred to as Five Percenters. The organization's teachings were a major part of educating Black youth on their culture in the '60s, '70s and '80s and their principals have been a part of hip hop culture. Many MCs including Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Brand Nubian were just a handful of those kicking knowledge during hip hop's golden era. Jay Z has incorporated the teachings into his rhymes for over 20 years, but the knowledge and jewels went over the heads of many. Even his alias Jay Hova is a derivation from the teachings as Jehovah is the Hebrew name for God. Check out the list of a few of Hova's God Body rhymes.  

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