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The Five Percenters
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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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From Malcom X to the Wu Tang Clan, the first in-depth account of this fascinating black power movement

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

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"Knight takes his readers to the heart of this community, weaving complicated histories, personalities and ideals. Written in beautiful prose, this is a long awaited and welcomed read for anyone who has even a casual interest in religion and culture in urban America." Aminah Beverly McCloud, DePaul University

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