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Five Percenters Islam, Hip-Hop and the Gods of New York

ISBN-10: 1851686150
ISBN-13: 9781851686155
Edition: 2008
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Description: Originating as a cluster of outcasts from the Nation of Islam's Harlem mosque in the 1960s, the Five Percenters are hugely important in modern pop culture, counting 50 Cent and The Wu-Tang Clan among their ranks. Knight's compelling work is the  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Originating as a cluster of outcasts from the Nation of Islam's Harlem mosque in the 1960s, the Five Percenters are hugely important in modern pop culture, counting 50 Cent and The Wu-Tang Clan among their ranks. Knight's compelling work is the first detailed account of the movement, which is inextricably linked with black empowerment, Islam, New York, and hip hop. It contains unrivalled insider access to the movement's elders, oral histories, and community literature.

Acknowledgments
List of Plates
Introduction
Mecca
Desert Fathers
Clarence and Malcolm
The Blood Brothers
Allah
The Burning Mosque
Matteawan
Allah and the Mayor
Swarms of Devils
The Lives of Nations
Warrior Stripes
Belly of the Beast
Song of the Gods
The Builders Build
Mothers of Civilization
The Azreal Question
The Road to Cream City
Show and Prove
Appendix of Names
Notes
Index

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