Five Percenter Influence

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“If we were made in his image then call us by our names, most intellects do not believe in god but they fear us just the same”- Erykah Badu Bronx, New York, October 1979 is where it all started, the birth of Hip-Hop. The original party rap came about when DJs wanted to interact with party crowds they would have their sidekicks otherwise known as MCs (or rappers) on the stage saying their rhymes to the beat while DJs are mixing on the turntables. As rap music became popular throughout the 80’s, it began to spread to the south and west regions. In different areas of America, people started putting their twist to rap music. New genres of rap music developed such as gangster rap and Mack rap. Gangster rap was popular because of its violent lyrics,…show more content…
Every group or movement can be at the highest of the highs and the lowest of lows. The Five Percenters were never a menace to society; it was more of an empowerment group. Five Percenters believe that God is within, that is why they call themselves the Gods. They believed that strength and power comes from self as well as a higher power. During research, the movement to me seems like it was at the wrong place at the wrong time. The Five Percenters always had trouble with the law even if it wasn’t their fault, but they did have some troublemakers in the group. In the 60’s and 70’s it was a dark time for the movement but it became a social butterfly in the 80’s when members of the nation started to be heard. Not only was the Five Percenters was on a rise but Hip-Hop too. I think that Hip-Hop and the Five Percent Nation helped each other out; pretty much they went hand and hand. Hip-Hop had the youth and the Five Percenters had a couple messages that they wanted to be heard. Today, the Five Percenters still have an influence on youth. Youth today, including me, probably don’t have any clue of where the simplest things come from, like slang; you’ll be surprised how much history one little thing

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