The Five Percenters

Pages: 344
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

The Five Percenters

Islam, Hip-hop and the Gods of New York

Michael Muhammad Knight

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.
Paperback
9781851686155 (1 Oct 2008)
RRP £14.99 / US$21.99

The Book

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.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 344
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations

 

About the Author

Michael Muhammad Knight is the author of The Taqwacores, the cult novel credited with inspiring 'Muslim Punk Rock'.

Reviews

"Knight does an excellent job of presenting the movement's founders, belief system and its history as seen by the people who live it."

- Monsters and Critics