The Five Percenters
Islam, Hip-hop and the Gods of New York
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With a cast of characters ranging from Malcolm X to 50 Cent, Knight’s compelling work is the first detailed account of the movement inextricably linked with black empowerment, Islam, New York, and hip-hop. Whether discussing the stars of Five Percenter rap or 1980s crack empires, this fast-paced investigation uncovers the community’s icons and heritage, and examines its growing influence in urban American youth culture.
Praise For The Five Percenters: Islam, Hip-hop and the Gods of New York…
— Monsters and Critics
Oneworld Publications, 9781851686155, 352pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2008