Michael Muhammad Knight - The Five Percenters

Originally Posted On
Monday, June 22, 2009

I've been searching for link to this book for awhile. This book chronicles the history of The Nation Of Gods And Earths or more commonly known as the Five Percenters. Now I can't say I endorse the beliefs of the NGE nor even the person of sometime Muslim and troubled individual Knight but this an interesting read. One of the few books by an outsider on NGE that some considered balanced and good.

Read an interview with Michael Muhammad Knight about the book HERE

Sensationalized and reviled as black America’s Hell’s Angels, The Five Percenters (also known as the Nation of Gods and Earths) began as a cluster of outcasts from the Nation of Islam’s Harlem mosque in the 1960s. Led by a man named ‘Allah’, the Five Percenters originally believed that all black men were gods. From their marginalized beginnings, their history has been charged with drama: the war between Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad, the Attic prison revolt, Brooklyn turf gangs, the 1980s crack empires and now counting high profile hip-hop stars such as RZA, Rakin and Lord Jamar among their members. With unrivalled insider access to the movement’s elders, oral tradition and community literature, Knight reveals the hidden reality behind the myths, rumours and hearsay, and explores the origins and development of this misunderstood community.


Michael Muhammad Knight
The Five Percenters:
Islam, Hip Hop And The Gods Of New York (2007)

|352 pages PDF| 5.15 MB|

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The Dynamic Hamza 21®

Hip Hop since 1982.


stonerphonic said...

Links dead.

Re-up would be hella sweet...

The Dynamic Hamza 21® said...

I'll have a new link by tomorrow.

Peace & Blessings

The Dynamic Hamza 21® said...

Sorry my file was archived on Divshare which had server problems in 2010 thereby erasing many users files and this book is one of them. I may have a copy on CDR somewhere but I'm not sure ,if I do I'll reupload in 24 hours.

The Dynamic Hamza 21® said...

Here's a new link:


The Dynamic Hamza 21® said...

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