posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 08:47 PM
I remembered something earlier today that I felt I should mention.
In the hood, or the projects, there is a group of people who call themselves the five percenters, (5%-ers.), or the Nation Of Gods and earth.
I am not a 5 percenter, but I respect and understand what they are doing, and I believe in what they are doing.
Many of them have their own record labels and produce themselves. Rza, for example, started the Wu-Tang clan and the Gravediggaz.
They call themselves the 5%-ers because they believe the following...
85 percent of the masses are deaf dumb and blind to the truth of what is going on. 10 percent know the truth, and are using it to control the 85
percent. 5 percent know the truth and are trying to wake up the 85 % to the lies of the 10%. This could mean 5 percent of the world, 5 % of a county,
5 percent of a city, even 5% of a workplace or school.
They believe that one should read ALL spiritual mediums, the Torah, the Qur'an, the Gospels, and more.
They go around to jails and teach the inmates self respect, how to have confidence and how to live a proper and righteous life, how to respect others
and life in general. They teach that you have to be an example of righteousness for everyone to see, so everyone will notice that you shine and want
to know your secret.
They pride themselves on studying facts, learning knowledge. Solar facts, Planetary facts, star facts, human facts. And they talk about all of this in
their music, and more.
A few rappers that other posters have mentioned here in this thread, like KRS-1, are 5%-ers.
So, the problem is NOT rap music, it is mainstream music.
Peace and One Love