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RIP Father Shaheed: DJ Of Poor Righteous Teachers Dies

(AllHipHop News) DJ Father Shaheed, spin doctor of the conscious act Poor Righteous Teachers, has died suddenly from a motorcycle accident, according to sources with AllHipHop.

Various rappers mourned the death of the seminal DJ/producer, who came to rise in the late 1980’s with the Trenton, NJ-based rap crew.

Poor Righteous Teachers became prominent on after their hit record “Rock Dis Funky Joint” caught ablaze in the streets and in other outlets nationwide. The group was inspired by the teachings of the 5-Percent Nation of Gods and Earths.

AllHipHop offers deep condolences to the family and friends of DJ Father Shaheed.

51 Responses to “RIP Father Shaheed: DJ Of Poor Righteous Teachers Dies”

  1. therealest1

    I really don’t recall this group well although I recalled that song. What a sad way to pass away, a motorcycle accident? Its just very unfortunate that a member has resurfaced in the news in a bad way because the group hasn’t been visible for years. Condolences to that man though.

    • F.U.

      You must be young. You need to keep their discography. If you’re a black man it a must to listen. Hard east coast beats but strong messages about being black and uplifting the black queen. It’s sad that great groups are forgotten yet people will listen to garbage rappers like Lil B, Wayne, Young Thug etc. I’m proud to be from that era of hip hop that stood for something. Now it’s just a catchy hook and a trap beat.

      • EDOGZ818


        You have no idea how much it explains…especially the N word rants when he’s off his meds / comfortable enough to skip up, etc.

        Wise is on of my fav MC’s. maybe not the most skilled, well, now, WHEW! He’s hurting the game with his styles & flows, but do you know why he RETIRED?

        1 song about killing a corrupt racist cop was blocked off his upcoming album.
        “There is 13 songs on there killing Ninjaz, but the one killing a dirty cop gets blocked?”

        Ninjaz talk about that leaked letter about the industry steering RAP toward today’s garbage, but the ‘chet really happens.

      • STFUUIgnants

        exactly, but fools love to believe any other conspiracy theory. But ones that make sense they ignore or dismiss.

      • therealest1

        I never got into Poor Righteous Teachers because I was into N.W.A, Public Enemy, and 3rd Bass around that time honestly.

    • scullyson

      PRT been around since at least 1989. They did a show as recent as 2010. The concert was Titled ” The Legend Of Hip Hop , Return Of The God MC’s ” .with performances by….Rakim, Brand Nubians , Cappadonna , Mista Killa, Wise Intelligent , Poor Righteous Teachers. Wise use to live blocks from my apt back in the early 90’s.

    • Ipullcards

      So cause u don’t know him his deaths means that much less? You guess? What the fux is wrong with black ppl? No morals , no respect no values.

      • Shalove2

        With all due respect the question is “what’s wrong with that brother baller187?”. He does not represent my family or the Black people I know.

  2. soyhiphop

    Rock this funky joint was my shit..ah rock this funky (JOINT) they still give their videos on mtv jamZ


    i’m proud to say back in the days in time square nyc me & The God Father sha use to Build he was a good God nice black Brovah duke use to work at SAM ASH MUSIC STORE WHEN I WOULD BE IN MID TOWN Sellin Tapes i use to go by the store to hollah at the god father sha Rest n Peace lord

  4. Michael Durk

    Styles dropped, Lessons taught Word iz bond. A great DJ from one of Hip Hops most important, yet under appreciated groups. R.I.P Father Sha

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