Busta talks the 5 percenters

Growing up in the golden age of hip-hop, if you were a true listener to the music, you couldn’t help but be intrigued by the rhetoric that MCs were spitting about the 5 Percent Nation. It was ingrained and mentioned in many of lyrics from Wu, Brand Nubian, KMD, Leaders of the New School, Big Daddy Kane, and many others. Although, I can’t agree with all the ideology of the group, I did respect and learn from their discipline and movement to uplift the “people”. This got me to study more about Malcolm X, the talented tenth, and other black movements and apply it to my Latino upbringing and personal journey. Hearing Busta talk about the nation w/ Devi Dev (who every hip-hop dude wants to marry) reminds of that adolescent time & his past lyrical intensity.

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2 Responses to “Busta talks the 5 percenters”

  1. x on April 19th, 2011 at 6:03 am

    great… another rapper who rambles for 4 minutes without really saying anything productive

    so he is Islam? not a muslim, but he is Islam?

    and 4 minutes to explain that he´s a muslim who follows a special type of islam that was only for poor oppressed and misunderstood?

    he himself says that this branch of islam was created for urban youths who were not disciplined enough to follow the real nation of islam… and this is the branch of islam he follows? for the weak in discipline? if he is disciplined and eductaed himself, why not a normal muslim? is he better than normal muslims?

    i dunno… i think the youth should be cultured through hiphop, but not religion… and why are muslim rappers respected but christian rappers arent for displaying righteousness in music?

    i wanna hear me some Rastafari rappers… them i might listen to

    kamikaze as i smoke this blunt


  2. rodrigo on April 19th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    lol @x

    yo fran, check out my photos from about a month ago where Busta and a special guest completely destroyed a club here in Miami