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Jay Z & Jay Electronica Cover The Final Call; Publication Explores God's Influence In Hip Hop


(AllHipHop News) Jay Electronica earned the praise of Minister Louis Farrakhan for publicly supporting the Fruit of Islam at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Now Electronica and surprise concert guest Jay Z are featured on the cover of the Nation of Islam’s The Final Call newspaper.

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The Final Call also ran an article on its website titled “God’s Influence In Hip Hop.” The piece explores the impact the Nation of Islam, Five Percent Nation, and Black liberation theology have had on Hip Hop artists, fans, and culture.

The article also covered Electronica’s show in Brooklyn. A few people connected to the N.O.I. and Nation of Gods and Earths were asked about two standout points from the event – the New Orleans native wearing the F.O.I. uniform and Jay Z giving a 5% chain to Jay E.

Electronica confidante and Islamic studies professor Dr. Wesley Muhammad stated:

Life for a large segment of Black people revolves around the dictation of rappers. There is no other element in our community that has that power—not sports figures, none of our religious figures—no one does. And only a God can make a god. I have to assume that the Hip Hoppers have that power by Allah’s permission, which suggests that Allah has deep interest in using the Hip Hop community and what I think what happened in Brooklyn signals to the world that Allah is ready to take control of this powerful artistic expression.

Brand Nubian member and The 5% Album creator Lord Jamar added:

To have the brother Jay Electronica to come there with the F.O.I. dressed in full F.O.I. garb was a strong statement to make today in Hip Hop. Then to receive the chain from Jay Z that has the Universal Flag on it and to be wearing that in conjunction with the F.O.I. uniform, I thought was a very strong statement because both those ciphers are inextricably intertwined and to see that psychological display of unity I think was beautiful, especially at a time in Hip Hop— and in music in general—where finding something positive is almost non-existent.

To read the full article visit finalcall.com.

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  • s0rethumb

    I am a child within the bosom of the Creator. My worry is that instead of whose block is hotter the next discourse will be whose path to righteousness is more divine argued via airways. Don’t get me wrong it’s a lot more welcoming than mollies, syrup, twerking, slanging and banging no disrespect to those who want to be an incarcerated vegetable at 40. But I welcome the Gods changing the content and dialog of Hip Hop what ever it may look like in the future. Eternity is longer than money and memory.

  • Black Avatars

    Weirdos

  • Brindle

    Is Jay Electronica ghost writing these articles to promote his coming out???

  • RichFromBX

    sure, with everything going on in the muslim world Allah has nothing else to worry about but hip hop.

    Religion has a place in people’s lives and it allows them to draw inner strength to get through hard times but when you see ignorant statements like “I have to assume that the Hip Hoppers have that power by Allah’s permission, which suggests that Allah has deep interest in using the Hip Hop community…” you just got to shake your head. What about the artists and fans that aren’t muslim, who’s given them permission? Maybe Allah and Jesus held a divine draft and chose which artists and fans they wanted on their teams.

    Hip hop is music, an art and like any art while it inspires it’s not bigger than the people who consume it so don’t place it on a pedestal.

    • Ygarner

      Basically what the brother is saying that if God ( Allah, Jehovah , Buddah , Yaweh or whom ever you wish to call “him” (meaning man or woman because men made up the she and he concept in the text we were described as one I. Hebrew text) so what ever you call him he allowed the event to happen in his followers under Islam to accept and witness because it must be for a bigger purpose than they can comprehend due to hip hops negative representation right now . Let’s remember there ideas are based off tradition and anything opposite of that they question which is normal for humans to do.

      Be blessed

      • Judah Nazayar

        where did the Most High say His Name is whatever u wanna call Him?
        No where! wid that said. Prepare for the deception.
        Hebrew israelites will wipe out all other strongholds..
        and they know this.. MAN!!

    • Poseidon

      Co-sign. If there’s one thing I associate with negativity nowadays, it’s the word Allah. That name has been drug through the mud with all the terrorism and acts of barbarism that’s been perpetuated behind it. Frankly, I really don’t wanna see Hip-Hop being co-opted by any religion, no matter which one.

      Religion has proven time and again to be the great divider of this world, and Hip-Hop (Rap music) pretty much embodies the polar opposite ideal of that. As much as it carries a negative message and stereotype, people across all walks of life and cultures embrace Rap music. It’s become the one commonality that people of different races can share. Everybody likes this shit now and it would be detrimental to go backwards and start alienating people from it by associating it with a particular religion.

      Big ups to Minister Farrakhan though, I love the knowledge that he kicks – although, I wish he didn’t speak it under the banner of any religion. I put him right up there with Lao Tzu, Confucius, R.W. Emerson and some of the greatest thinkers. The world could use a little more wisdom from people like that…..

      • Immortal

        I get what you’re saying, but Hip Hop is the music that brings people together. Intelligent messages, point counter points that expand the mind and cause proper debates, discussions, and influence. Rap on the other hand is manufactured and water downed. You’re not going to go to a club and ask for one finger of Jack Daniels and five fingers of water are you…no. Rap has had a divide and conquer method of making people into things they’re not, setting agenda’s that aren’t cohesive with anyone’s norms other than a record companies bottom line. Hip Hop has always had the four elements, rap has only had two: no message with lots of money.

  • jd

    Was amazing to see. Wish I was there.

  • It’s far TOO rare that an artist from the south drops knowledge in a respectably artistic way, and that’s why I am excited about the prospect of hearing something more substantial on this project by Jay Electronica. I love that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan appreciated the gesture as well.

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  • This is the moment we all been waiting for. #resurrection

  • Twonpass

    WOW, SMDH

    so ya’ll falling for it i see

    • Judah Nazayar

      im not. if its controlled by the whiteman. it gets facetime. if its not. u wont see it on here.
      whereis the israelite coverage? we in the millions. The biggest movement in black american history
      (whiteman voice)..*act like u dont see that shit.. Run that 5%er shit instead..and get me a coke while your at it*

      • DJ7

        Pardon me b.u.t.that’s that bullsh*t you’re speaking right here fam!

        Meanwhile the white man aka esau aka the devil aka the man aka______fill in the blank… is laughing @ our black asses as we continue our own demise by continually succuming to white supremacy and infighting over the most trivial sh*t such as, b.u.t. definitely not limited to, which school of thought reigns supreme… instead of US BUILDING and SHARING the INFORMATION.

        It’s ALL connected when the proper knowledge is applied. It shouldn’t matter what you label yourself as or what group you’re so called affiliated with…that’s the old divide and conquer tactic my brotha, you should know that!

        Also, respect goes a long way fam. Unfortunately, at times, you come up short in your approach and 1 of the main reasons why your message doesn’t seem to resonate with the young brothas on here who may be on that path to seeking knowledge of self.

        If what you believe is your truth then….each 1 teach 1 blackman, just don’t half step.

        In all fairness, I’m sure you mean well because your point stays consistent, it just need a little tightening up.

        Peace

      • ghettogov

        Great comment…..That’s why i don’t consider myself a part of any group outside of free thinkers i look for reasons to be connected, not divided….

      • 5% Hov

        “it just need a little tightening up”

        O no.

  • GP

    and jayz said

  • scullyson

    Brothers doing positive things. Thats what’s up.

    • Lord Jamar summed it up well!

      • 5% Hov

        Partly – he was talking that Religion issh.
        Jay (or anyone else) doesn’t need to “check” in or announce anything.

      • I missed that part…

      • 5% Hov

        It was the whole premise….(of the Vlad interview i mean)

    • what was the positive part tho? lmfao

  • Judah Nazayar

    how come the NOI cant win no debates?= not founded in truth.
    watch a video called ..The ISRAELITES Nation of Islam gets dealt with. smh…total slaughter. LOL… NOI..straight punching bags

  • 5% Hov

    (ignores fake hebrew comments)

    Peace to the Gods.

  • 5% Hov

    “which suggests that Allah has deep interest in using the Hip Hop community ”

    This is why I dont F with the NOI. They add spooky non science to alot of things… Farakhan spent years denouncing Clarence 13X and the 5%….

    U aint fooling us niggas. Hov stunted on y’all at your own event.

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  • Hector G

    the author of this article is a religious half-witt that is obsessed with posting and writing about jay electronica and his washed up ass lol because he is a muslim. Spoiler alert: no top tier rapper has EVER been a muslim because nobody is trying to hear that garbage and as soon as some moron like mos def or freeway turns into a RELIGIOUS JOKE…people stop caring about them. jay electronica is the oldest and biggest retard by far and on so many levels in the hip-hop world. he has reckless drunken rants to other artists on twitter like he deserves to be #1, he has NEVER HAD AN ALBUM, he is like 40, he thinks he is the most lyrical person in the world which no one cares about and he is actually crap like a 2nd rate talib kwali, his lyricism has only managed to get him 5 appearances and a verse that no one remembers on big seans control lol, he is a religious goof signed by the ultimate overrated raper JAY Z, WE WANT STREET MUSIC NOT RELIGIOUS CRAP. I don’t really know why but i just hate, hate, hate religious garbage coming into hip-hop, it is a step backward not forward. Unless you want to be remembered for being mentally challenged and confident at the same time like jay electronica or the guy that wrote this piece of junk article…don’t bring fictional out dated religious beliefs into rap music in 2014 lmfao.

    • Hector G

      lolololol wait!!!!!! LOON turned muslim too!!!!! LOON!!!!!lolololol I WIN. THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE IS A MORON.

    • mrbirdy1

      You mad or nah??

  • AlbertoRipRon

    This is odd. I can’t put my finger on it but something is up with all this. Something isn’t right here. From 5 percenter to this? What’s the deal for real?

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