Item #317880 The Five Percenters: Islam, Hip-Hop and the Gods of New York. MICHAEL MUHAMMAD KNIGHT.

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

Oneworld Publications, November 2008. Trade Paperback. Good. Item #317880
ISBN: 1851686150

From Malcolm X to the Wu Tang Clan, the first in-depth account of this fascinating black power movement

With a cast of characters ranging from Malcolm X to 50 Cent, Knight's compelling work is the first detailed account of the movement inextricably linked with black empowerment, Islam, New York, and hip-hop. Whether discussing the stars of Five Percenter rap or 1980s crack empires, this fast-paced investigation uncovers the community's icons and heritage, and examines its growing influence in urban American youth culture.

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