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    View Poll Results: What conscious artist cleansed your third eye?

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    • X-Clan

      6 24.00%
    • Public Enemy

      11 44.00%
    • Paris

      4 16.00%
    • The Coup

      1 4.00%
    • KRS1

      9 36.00%
    • Sista Souljah

      3 12.00%
    • ISIS

      1 4.00%
    • The Last Poets

      7 28.00%
    • Fela Kuti

      3 12.00%
    • My Group or artist was....

      9 36.00%
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      What Hip-Hop or conscious group influenced your consciousness?


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      I have to start off with the Last Poets. My uncles who are baptist preachers now just dont what they created in 1977 when i first heard "Run Nigga"


      As far as hip-hop...Public Enemy and

      Afrika Bambaattaa.


      BUT............




      X-Clan is the group i credit with raising my Pan-Afrikanism and awareness as a young Afrikan warrior. They gave me a mental orgasim that I have searched 4 every since. They raised the consciousness of the warrior!!

      Thats mine....whats yourn?

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      For me it was Paris, Kam, X-Clan, Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron, Mos Def, & Talib Kweli...

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      "The apparent triumph of the civil rights movement [...] has led us to this age when millions of young Blacks not only don’t know their rich history of rebellion and resistance; they don’t wanna know." -Mumia Abu-Jamal

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      P.E in the house.........of course


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      Definately Grand Master Melle Mel. KRS ONE. Kwali. The STet. X-Clan. I would have to say Rakim too.

      Last Poets and Gil Scott set the bench mark for what type of Hip Hop I would have a taste for.
      The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tehuti-4
      Definately Grand Master Melle Mel. KRS ONE. Kwali. The STet. X-Clan. I would have to say Rakim too.

      Last Poets and Gil Scott set the bench mark for what type of Hip Hop I would have a taste for.
      Peace to all...

      I forgot to mention Eric B. & Rakim too. "In The Ghetto" is my favorite song from them, I like Rakim's flow & the beat fits it perfectly.

      Peace.

      "If you don't understand White Supremacy (Racism), what it is, and how it works, everything else that you understand will only confuse you" -Neely Fuller, Jr.
      "The apparent triumph of the civil rights movement [...] has led us to this age when millions of young Blacks not only don’t know their rich history of rebellion and resistance; they don’t wanna know." -Mumia Abu-Jamal

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      P.E., KRS, and DP'z


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      I chose Public Enemy as well as KRS1 for waking me up to the madness of society, and making me angry at its many injustices, but I would be remiss of I didn't credit Dead Prez's "Let's Get Free" for helping me focus that anger.

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      I voted for everybody on this list because literally everybody listed influenced my consciousness in some way...in fact, you might have left some serious folks off the list KB.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tehuti-4
      Last Poets and Gil Scott set the bench mark for what type of Hip Hop I would have a taste for.
      It pains me when these elders arent mentioned among the progenators of this Afrikan art form. We gotta determine who are the real god fathers of hip hop.

      Uhuru

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      "i must admit they planted a lotta thangs in the brain and in the vein of my strain makes it hard to refrain from the host of cocaine from the whores from the flames from a post in the game, makes it hard to maintain focus, then from the glock rounds and locks and burials, the seeds that sowed get devoured by the same locust cause its a hard row to hoe if your ass dont move and the rein dont fall but the ground is dry and the roots are strong so some survive to your surprise and now i voice their cries, you got more juice than zeus slanging lightning tryin to frighten the plain dwellers of the sarangeti but get beheaded when you falsely dreaded, melanin silicone collagen injected, dissected my pride, who be the one gone get it started? we be the lionhearted without infanticide, its like that red sprite you cant imagine...not unless you looking at the canvas of life not through the peep hole of mortality, single-minded mentalities, getting paid two fold off technicalities...robbing preachers and poor righteous teachers, you a scared demon and shouldnt be allowed to spread semen, and you cowardly lions never defying the cackles of Babel...cackling, helping the shackling of your brethen happen, just by rappin, Liberator..."

      or something like that...The Goodie Mob, Outkast...Nas too...and of course Dead Prez
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      KRS One and Public Enemy. Dead Prez though took me to another level!

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      i haven't listen to anyone on this list yet....cept P.E. but i will say Arrested Development, Nas, Tupac (before death row), Mos Def, Kweli, Common, and that's all i can think of...1
      I'm like Martin Luther king, people listen to me alot/
      it's non-violent non-violent, till i'm hit wita rock/
      then it's coretta fuck this, gone hand me my glock/ -50cent

      Gotta dope dealers bop, wita righteous state of mind/
      Guess i'm half of my pops, enlighten by the qu'ran/- ME

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kefentse_Bandele
      It pains me when these elders arent mentioned among the progenators of this Afrikan art form. We gotta determine who are the real god fathers of hip hop.

      Uhuru
      Check out some true African history too Kefentse - the roots of Hip-Hop are right there - street battles the whole nine.
      The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

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      I used to listen to X Clan the most. Their style was very cool and original.

      But Im going to mention a weird choice maybe. Rakim was the first very popular rapper to even remotely suggest anything about Black nationalism.
      The "Paid in Full" album was the one that got me into Hip Hop. It was his first album but he rapped like he owned everyone.

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      Weird?? Nah my brother, not at all!!


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      Verse one:

      Follow me into a solo
      Get in the flow - and you can picture like a photo
      Music mixed mellow maintains to make
      Melodies for mc’s motivates the breaks
      I’m everlastin, I can go on for days and days
      With rhyme displays that engrave deep as x-rays
      I can take a phrase that’s rarely heard, flip it
      Now it’s a daily word
      I can get iller than ’nam, a killin bomb
      But no alarm - rakim will remain calm
      Self-esteem make me super superb and supreme
      But for a microphone still I fiend
      This was a tape I wasn’t supposed to break
      I was supposed to wait, but let’s motivate
      I want to see who can keep followin and swallowin
      Takin the making, bitin it and borrowin
      Brothers tried and others died to get the formula
      But i’ma let ya sweat - you still ain’t warm
      You a step away from frozen, stiff as if ya posin
      Dig into my brain as the rhyme gets chosen
      So follow me and were ya thinkin’ you were first?
      Let’s travel at magnificent speeds around the universe
      What could ya say as the earth gets further and further away
      Planets are small as balls of clay
      Astray into the milky way - world’s outasight
      Far as the eye can see - not even a satellite
      Now stop and turn around and look
      As ya stare in the darkness, ya knowledge is took!
      So keep starin soon ya suddenly see a star
      You better follow it cause it’s the r
      This is a lesson if ya guessin and if ya borrowin
      Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin
      The leader

      Verse two:

      This is a lifetime mission, vision of prison
      Aight listen
      In this journey you’re the journal I’m the journalist
      Am I eternal? or an eternalist?
      I’m about to flow long as I can possibly go
      Keep ya movin cause the crowd said so
      Dance - cuts rip ya pants
      Eric b on the blades, bleedin to death - call the ambulance
      Pull out my weapon and start to squeeze
      A magnum as a microphone murderin’ mc’s
      Let’s quote a rhyme from a record I wrote
      (follow the leader) yeah - dope
      Cause everytime I stop it seems ya stuck
      Soon as ya try to step off ya self-destruct
      I came to overcome before I’m gone
      By showin and provin and lettin knowledge be born
      Then after that I’ll live forever - you disagree?
      You say never? then follow me!
      From century to century you’ll remember me
      In history - not a mystery or a memory
      God by nature, mind raised in asia
      Since you was tricked, I have to raise ya
      From the cradle to the grave, but remember
      You’re not a slave
      Cause we was put here to be much more than that
      But we couldn’t see it because our mind was trapped
      But I’m here to break away the chains, take away the pains
      Remake the brains, reveal my name
      I guess nobody told you a little knowledge is dangerous
      It can’t be mixed, diluted; it can’t be changed or switched

      Here’s a lesson if ya guessing and borrowing
      Hurry hurry, step right up and keep following
      The leader

      Verse three:

      A furified freestyle, lyrics of fury
      My third eye makes me shine like jewelry
      You’re just a rent-a-rapper, your rhymes are minute-maid
      I’ll be here when it fade to watch you flip like a renegade
      I can’t wait to break and eliminate
      On every traitor or snake - so stay awake
      And follow and follow, because the tempo’s a trail
      The stage is a cage, the mic is a third rail
      I’m rakim the fiend of a microphone
      I’m not him, so leave my mic alone
      Soon as the beat is felt, I’m ready to go
      So fasten your seatbelt, cause I’m about to flow
      No need to speed slow down to let the leader lead
      Word to daddy, indeed!
      The r’s a rollin stone, so I’m rollin
      Directions is told, then the rhymes are stolen
      Stop buggin’, a brother said, dig em, I never dug ’em
      He couldn’t follow the leader long enough so I drug ’em
      Into danger zone, he should arrange his own
      Face it, it’s basic, erase it, change ya tone
      There’s one r in the alphabet
      It’s a one-letter word and it’s about to get
      More complex from one rhyme to the next
      Eric b be easy on the flex
      I’ve been from state to state, followers tailgate
      Keep comin but you came too late, but I’ll wait
      So back up, regroup, get a grip, come equipped
      You’re the next contestant - clap ya hands, you won a trip!
      The price is right - don’t make a deal too soon
      How many notes could you name this tune?
      Follow the leader is the title, theme, task
      Now ya know, you don’t have to ask
      Rap is rhythm and poetry, cuts create sound effects
      You might catch up if you follow the records e. wrecks
      Until then keep eatin and swallowin
      You better take a deep breath and keep followin
      The leader.
      The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

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      ima 80s baby but wasnt REALLY into hiphop till early 90s... Ice Cube, Bone Thugs and WuTang i was bumpen hard, and alil Outkast n GoodieMo'b

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      FELA can never be forgotten in any discussion of conscious music


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      If you don't know of this man and his contribution to conscious music I strongly suggest you don't sleep!!
      The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

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