Week One Notes (Islam Hip Hop)
Week One Notes (Islam Hip Hop) REL 3170
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by kelliekinz on Friday August 28, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to REL 3170 at Florida State University taught by Ross Moret in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 64 views.
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Date Created: 08/28/15
82615 Islam and HipHop HipHop has four aspects that sets it apart from other types of music DJing MCing BBoying Writing Songs listened to and things to notice ISLAM Lord Jamar Stands for I Self Am Lord Master Imagery for white people being the devil and the 5 being enlightened The Meaning of the 5 Brand Nubian Track to a preaching of Louis Farrakhan more on him later Allah and Justice Brand Nubain Uses Supreme Mathematics in lyrics More on that later too History of the Islam Nation Started by W Fard Muhammed in 1930 Elijah Muhammed Made the Islam Nation about Black Nationalism Called W Fard Muhammed god Malcolm X Assassinated in 1965 Made the Islamic Nation about a Verbal Jihad or a verbal struggle for hoHness Louis Farrakhan 1975 Reconstituted the Nation of Islam Clarence 13X and the Nation of Gods and Earth Father Allah Assassinated in 1969 Supreme Mathematics and Supreme Alphabet 1 Knowledge 2 Wisdom 3 Understanding 4 CultureFreedom 5 PowerRefinement A Allah B Be or Born C Cee See D Divine E Equality F Father G God H He or Her I I or Islam JJus ce K King or Kingdom L Love Hell or Right The Decline of Islamic Rap 6 Equality 7 God 8 BuildDestroy 9 Born 0 Cipher M Master N In or Now Nation 0 Cypher P Power Q Queen R Rule or Ruler S Self Savior T Truth or Square U You Universe and UNIVerse V Victory W Wisdom Woman X Unknown Y Why Z ZigZagZig 1992 Rodney King and the LA Riots 1993 World Trade Center bombing and Clinton becomes president 1994 Apartheid ends 2001 911 1990 to Now Huge shift in demographics Assumptions Not what is but what should be Some form of Islam has always been at the center of rap music and hip hop culture Even if Islamic Rap isn t mainstream today its influence remains Islam in this history means Black American Islam Artists who claim Islam are or should also be conscious the 5 We need a revival Allslam Warith Deen Muhammed Elijah Muhammed s son took over and converted the majority to Suni Islam Growth of immigrant community Hamza Perez Brother Ali Important people in the AIIslam Lupe Fiasco Gender Poetic Pilgrimage Is a women s voice Awrah Awrah is modesty meant to be hidden Alia Sharrief Black Heros Iconography Images of leaders like Malcolm X Muhammed Ali etc What do we consider when we think about religion Oppression Definition of Islam Identity Iconic Figures OriginsHistory Power Struggles Gender Race
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