Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hardcore Righteousness! by Born Allah: God-Hop standards sets by Allah's Five Percent

Peace. Born Allah is making sure that the legacy of the Gods in Hip Hop stays intact. Hip Hop being several decades old has, since its inception, had the mark of the Five Percent on every element. The Peace Guards held DJ Kool Herc down during his session. King Kase 2, immortalized in Style Wars, let you know that he was with the Gods in said documentary.  There are many B-boys, B-girls, DJs, aerosol artists, sung and unsung, who were Gods or Earths or inspired by the Five Percenters. The strongest imprint left by the Five Percent though has been through the art of emceeing. The Golden Era is where many became aware of the Gods on the mic. The truth though is that the Gods were on the mic before the Golden era and more importantly until this very day the Gods are still commanding the mic. Born Allah is amongst true and living Gods and Earths out there in the industry who are still righteous on the mic such as J-Live, Planet Asia, Raz Fresco and Almighty Shing Shing Regime.

With the growth of the internet and social media post the Golden Era of Hip Hop a lot of the message of the Five Percent has been mixed, diluted and tampered with. Those of us who got this "back in the day" were instilled with core values, protocol and a specific rites of passage. There are still solid strongholds of those who hold dear to the teachings of the Five Percent and "give it how they got it." Born Allah is one of those dudes. This video right here is a primer on Allah's Five Percent. The song, video and Q & A serves as an introduction and for many maybe a reintroduction to the "Gods in Hip Hop." Digest this understanding that the Gods and Earths ain't gone nowhere and we aren't going anywhere anytime soon. 

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Popular L.A. underground MC Born Allah returns back to form with his new single, "Hardcore Righteousness". Dedicated to Father Allah & his Five Percent Nation,
Born Allah goes hard on this V-Kush produced beat. This new single is a throwback, reminiscent of the golden era of Hip Hop when the hardcore righteous bars of Brand Nubian, Poor Righteous Teachers & Rakim was the norm.
The song is accompanied by a powerful video from the  RCKLSS ABNDN production team and features classic pictures and footage of Allah, the founder of the 5% Nation and his early followers.
In the song Born Allah gives his harsh opinion of Jay-Z wearing the Universal Flag  (recognized as a symbol of the 5% Nation) and the infamous moment when he passed the chain on to Jay Electronica at the Brooklyn Hip Hop festival in 2014.
The song & video is a great ode to a period in Hip Hop when rappers had more on their minds than strippers and the trap.

Born Allah alias Daddy Grace 
of The Church of Hip Hop & Financial Prosperity 

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