Five Percenter Rap: God Hop's Music, Message, and Black Muslim Mission

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Indiana University Press, 2005 - Music - 190 pages
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Hip-hop evangelism--a compelling look at a rap subgroup that explores its musical, social, and political contexts.
 

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The Five Percent Nation, an offshoot of the Nation of Islam, has often used rap music as a means of spreading its beliefs to a wider audience. It's this music, and its relation to the religion, that ... Read full review

Contents

Building a Nation
9
The Five Percenter Way of Life
23
Lyrics
41
Flow Layering Rupture and Groove
73
Sampling Borrowing and Meaning
100
Album Packaging and Organization
123
Reaching the Blind Deaf and Dumb
136
Five Percenter Rap Musicians
141
Glossary
143
Notes
145
Bibliography
169
Discography
177
General Index
179
Index of Songs and Performers
187
Music Credits
191
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