Playing tracks by
Sugarhill All Stars, Public Enemy, Poor righteous teachers, Eric B. & Rakim, CORMEGA and more.
This show was 9th in the global hiphop chart.
DJ KALEEM compiles a retrospective mix of emcees and Hip Hoppers Influenced by Islam and 'Knowledge of Self' for: Return of the Mecca.
Rakim. Public Enemy. A Tribe Called Quest. Gang Starr. Ice Cube. The Wu-Tang Clan. Mos Def. Lupe Fiasco. Jay Electronica. To many, these are some of hip-hop’s most significant artists. But few know that these artists, like many others, identify as Muslim and/or are connected to the larger world of Islam. Through the influence of figures such as Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, hip-hop culture was dominated, if not deeply influenced by its relationship to Islam, from the foundation of Zulu Nation in the early 1970’s, to the “Golden Age” of hip-hop (1986-1995), and onto the present.