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True Father Allah
10-10-2011, 07:04 AM
Commemorating the 47 year anniversary of the Nation of Gods and Earths
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trueskool/2011/10/11/true-skool-radio

theheavens
10-10-2011, 04:16 PM
I've read so many articles and books on the 5% and hip-hop, my eyes are going to start bleeding. but to make this short, a white Muslim (Harvard University graduate) named Michael Muhammad Knight is the go-to guy for anything 5%-related...

http://www.hiphoplinguistics.com/images/interviews/2008/michaelmuhammadknight.jpg

got into Islam via Malcolm X and hip-hop. yeah ok, cliched as fuck, but so did I, and practically every other American. smart motherfucker. read his shit. he's got a new book, Why I AM A Five Percenter, coming out this October...

http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/michael-muhammad-knight/why-i-am-five-percenter/

True Father Allah
10-11-2011, 03:50 PM
I've read so many articles and books on the 5% and hip-hop, my eyes are going to start bleeding. but to make this short, a white Muslim (Harvard University graduate) named Michael Muhammad Knight is the go-to guy for anything 5%-related...

http://www.hiphoplinguistics.com/images/interviews/2008/michaelmuhammadknight.jpg

got into Islam via Malcolm X and hip-hop. yeah ok, cliched as fuck, but so did I, and practically every other American. smart motherfucker. read his shit. he's got a new book, Why I AM A Five Percenter, coming out this October...

http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/michael-muhammad-knight/why-i-am-five-percenter/ he is NOT the go to guy when it comes to my nation, the book is ok but..........lol at heads who always try to put a white guy as the most qualified to speak on black culture, try Supreme Design Publishing specifically their book KNowledge of Self

http://www.supremedesignonline.com/knowledgeofself.html

Or the Allah Team's In the Name of Allah
http://allahteam.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-review-of-in-name-of-allah-volume.html

Or even my guest on the show Adeeb Shabazz who is the author of What if God Were One of Us.

Fatal Guillotine
10-11-2011, 07:55 PM
he is NOT the go to guy when it comes to my nation, the book is ok but..........lol at heads who always try to put a white guy as the most qualified to speak on black culture, try Supreme Design Publishing specifically their book KNowledge of Self

http://www.supremedesignonline.com/knowledgeofself.html

Or the Allah Team's In the Name of Allah
http://allahteam.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-review-of-in-name-of-allah-volume.html

Or even my guest on the show Adeeb Shabazz who is the author of What if God Were One of Us.

some things he mention he was waaay off about

theheavens
10-11-2011, 08:32 PM
I know it sounds like an oxymoron for a white dude to be a specialist on the 5% teachings, but this dude has done his homework. and he gets a lot of his info from Wakeel Allah, who is probably the #2 guy for me. anyway, his Why I Am a Five Percenter book is going to be dope. I talked to him about it and he really did his homework on that one.

and rarely have I met a Five Percenter who shares the same beliefs as other Five Percenters. they all interpret shit differently.

anyway, if the Five Percenters (and the NOI) were smart, they would do this one critical thing: embrace the Arts! that's the best way to get adherents and spread the teachings, but some of them are strict about that shit, especially the NOI. yeah I know it's a different organization, but I see them as part of one family. like the wu-tang used to do in the '90s, and Rakim in the '80s, they need artists (not just MCs) to spread the teachings if they're ever going to be seen as legit. Elijah Muhammad telling Farrakhan to quit music was the dumbest shit ever. I've met some talented writers and painters (from the 5% and NOI) who need to utilize that shit if they're ever going to grow. why do you think the Italian Renaissance worked so well for christians?

diggy
10-11-2011, 10:06 PM
I agree with True's statement. There are many qualified people in that nation to speak about themselves for themselves. But if somebody who is white decides to write about them quicker....oh well. I've read 'The Five Percenters' bth, and it was a good read. Some parts answered a few questions I had in mind.