Black History Culture : Islam:Hip Hop's Religion (or Culture)?

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    Hmmmmm......

    I disagree with that article. The NOI is a Black thing and is prominent in the Black community. Just like the Black protestant church. When Hip Hop artists receive awards they thank God, not Allah. (I just finished watching the 2010 BET awards for the 3rd time. LOL)

    As a true lover of the genre, I do see it as a culture. Every culture is not a religion though. Hip Hop influences habits, the way one dreses, the stuff one purchases and so on. So, yeah it's a culture but in general doesn't advocate religion.

    KRS One actually has a church. The temple of Hip Hop. I was curious and attended on of their services, with my God. Interesting..... Here is a link.
    http://www.templeofhiphop.org/index.htm



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    Bambatta establishes a direct link to the Griots of Mali.
     
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    "Many of them are 5 percenters and members of Nation of Islam, making them not under the category of Sunni Islam." (http://www.mujahideenryder.net/2006/05/16/islam-hip-hops-official-religion/)

    Anyway, the way I see it is All-Muslims are very much connected to Africa and Africans somehow. In the case of the young Muslims, they are as much influenced by hip hop as the average young African. But, hip hop is far from Islam. In fact, most stict Muslims oppose music in general. But, it is just music. I wish we could see more positives come out of hip hop. But, I have come to have my doubts about it. It will never be as positive as reggae or chimurenga, etc. There is too much sub-culture and deviancy in it.

    Of course, NOI is attracted to anything that genraters money, in this case chump chnage as opposed to Economic Development on a level that will have a real impact. Look at Michael Jackson.
     
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    I think hiphop is a culture...but not fully representative of the african american culture
     
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