Poor Righteous Teachers - Shakiyla (1991)

What if Nat Turner’s mission was never betrayed…What if Malcolm was never shot with the gauge on stage…What if the Poor Righteous Teachers were more famous than Jay Z…What if you really saw God in every human being you see
—  Born Free #therealbornfree (The Book of Born Free…The Wisdom of Living Right Now!) is coming soon! 
Ques; You listen to conscious rap right? Can you share some of those artist?
  • Sorry anon I really wanted to do it right & I've been busy studying & wrking.
  • Here's some of my fav;
  • •80's-90's
  • Rakim
  • Krs-one
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Talib Kweli (solo)
  • Mos def (solo)
  • Common
  • Nas
  • Az
  • Black thought
  • Wycleff Jean
  • Lauryn hill
  • Jean grae
  • Sa-Roc
  • Last emperor
  • Jeru tha damaja
  • Killah priest
  • Gza
  • Afu-Ra
  • Brand Nubian
  • Ras kass
  • K-rino
  • Wise Intelligent (From Poor Righteous Teachers)
  • Akrobatic
  • Public enemy
  • • 2000's
  • Immortal technique
  • Dead prez
  • Jedi mind tricks
  • Vinnie Paz (solo)
  • Aesop Rock
  • Brother Ali
  • Killer Mike
  • One be lo (solo)
  • Binary star
  • Chief kamachi
  • Army of the Pharaohs
  • Lupe fiasco
  • Akala
  • •Present
  • Jay electronica
  • Ab-soul
  • Blu
  • Big Krit
  • Oddisee
  • Elzhi
  • Phonte
  • Skyzoo
  • Reblog & add more there's a lot idk ✌🏽️
YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT HIP HOP!...But I Love You! by Wise Intelligent

Today I took a trip to our local Barnes & Noble book seller. As I progressed towards the section for alternative medicine and home remedies I passed what seemed to be an unending plethora of literature on subjects ranging from War, Peace, Love, Hate, Horror, the Military, Serial Killers, Arts and Crafts, and Travel and Leisure. There were books on the history of Guns and Violence, Poverty and Hunger, Sickness and Disease, as well as Prostitution, Pimping, Feminism, LBGTQ and every sort of religious book the imagination could fathom. There were books on Capitalism, Communism, and Fascism. Some books promoting and others opposing either of the three ideological forms of government. They even had a well stocked children’s section. I walked past everything from Politics to Poetry and Self Help to Sexuality. Then there were books about music: Spirituals, Opera, Classical, Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll and even Hip Hop. There were Hip Hop books written by writers of varying backgrounds, social statuses and ethnicities, including, but not limited to Bakari Kitwana - one of my personal favorites. 

Not only did each book have a different author, each author also had a publisher, and each publisher was a company often owned or the subsidiary of another larger parent company. Barnes & Noble, among other book retailers, and the endless shelves of writers, publishers and publishing houses (both independent and commercial; mainstream or underground, mom & pop or chain) make up the world of LITERATURE! 

Within this wonderful world of literature there exists the Literatures of Freedom as well as the Literatures of exploitation, degradation, racism, sexism and other forms of unabashed mind fuckery. However, that bookstore, publisher and or publishing house carrying a book called “Pimp’s Up Ho’s Down” by Don Magic Juan, or a book that glorifies strippers and stripping at Diamond’s in Miami, does not make “LITERATURE” the “abuser” of women. It makes those individual authors and those particular books - what they are. 

No one would go as far as to say that “to be in love with Literature” is to “love your abuser.” I’ve never known anyone who made the intellectual leap that since you can find the mass exploitation of women in the pages of a book, magazine, and or periodical that books, magazines, and or periodical’s themselves “abuse women” or “hate women” or “exploit women”. To read is not to love your abuser. Is the exploitation of women real, you damn right!!! Must the exploitation of women be called out and confronted, hell yeah!!! But to say that to love Hip Hop in all its diversity is to “love your abuser” takes this must needed and important conversation in an unfortunate and sterile direction.

Hip Hop is like LITERATURE, it covers everything from politics, religion, history, race, triumph, struggle, victory, defeat, melancholy, humor, relationships, love, hate, sex, drugs, friendship, pimping, party, intelligence, ignorance, and bullshit. And just like Literature - misogyny, hyper masculinity, sex, money and murder make up a very small but hyper marketed fraction of Hip Hop content. 

To cast misogyny and hyper masculinity as what Hip Hop culture is all about in its entirety without any thought be given to the fact that the 10 to 20 misogynistic lyric purveying rap acts you see and hear in corporate controlled mainstream mediums represent a very particular brand of rap content selectively sought out, financed, recorded, produced, packaged, marketed and distributed by primarily but not exclusively NON-HIP HOP, rich white men over fifty (see Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, and Universal Music Group) - is indicative of someone who has a limited perspective and grasp about the culture of Hip Hop. If this is what you’re doing, I have to honestly say that, YOU DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT HIP HOP!

HIP HOP is a culture wherein there exist elements of which rap music represents only one. Rap represents only one-fifth of what Hip Hop culture is, and within that single element there exists writers, producers and publishers of varying brands of Hip Hop/rap content. Hip Hop/Rap can only be your “abuser” if and when your perception of what Hip Hop is has been shaped by the major record company owning, mainstream media controlling rich old white men who DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT HIP HOP! and have chosen to ignore (and in some cases block) the thousands of Hip Hop artists around the globe recording music that consistently hold the people to a higher standard and in their proper esteem, from the mediums you obviously receive your cultural ques from. 

SO, WHAT I SUGGEST is that you turn your dial passed the “Put Ya Titties On Da Glass” and “These Ho’s Ain’t Loyal” songs that many women love to dance and sing along to in the club, just as you would walk passed the Don Magic Juan diamond studded, pimp-cup decorated book signing table and proceed to the section that has the brand of Literature (or Hip Hop content) you desire.

THAT “NIGGA” RAPPIN about you swallowing his babies and jizzing on your babies car seat is largely supported by the same female buying audience that decries it only after they’ve left the club and their car! A portion of this conversation must address that fact that women actively BUY that small but heavily marketed misogynistic and hyper masculine music. Those emcee’s rhyming about “This Iz Love”, the “Black Goddess” and the “Laws of Maat” are commercially and financially ignored at the point of purchase by too many of the same women who desperately need to hear and internalize their message of love, wisdom, strength and beauty. Those emcee’s rapping about raising his babies and loving his wife, woman and queen, is not in your mainstream playlist, neither your nightclub playlist or your Smartphone playlist. That shit you love does not define HIP HOP CULTURE or what it is.

I am NOT going in the direction of blaming the victim or trying to undermine the point that the exploitation of women in mainstream pop culture is a serious cancer that must be dealt with openly and honestly, but I am saying that suggesting that to love Hip Hop as a culture is to “love your abuser” is completely wrong. The shit  that you’re callin Hip Hop “culture” represents a manufactured, dumbed down, hyper marketed, hyper masculine rapper who makes up less than a speck of dust within the mosaic of rap music and even less in the constellation of Hip Hop CULTURE! So sadly, You don’t know shit about Hip Hop!…but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU!!!

Wise Intelligent @wiseintelligent #UDon'tKnowShitAboutHipHop

And P.S

Here goes a small list of the MC’s and Rappers who seem to be always “forgotten” when this discussion comes up. In other words these are the Hip Hop artists that they won’t play on your misogynic and hyper masculine media platforms and don’t get brought up when talking about loving Hip Hop is like loving your abuser!

Jasiri X

Yasiin Bey

Talib Kweli 
Public Enemy 

David Banner
Sa-Roc the MC
Lupe Fiasco 
Wise Intelligent 

Dilated Peoples 


Apani B Fly Mc

Masta Ace 
Killer Mike

Run the Jewels
Brother Ali 


Joey Bada$$

Chance the Rapper

Self Scientific

Jean Grae 

Hakim Green

Cee Knowledge & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra 



Rebel Diaz

Narubi Selah

Georgia Ann Mulrow

Zion I

Jurassic 5


J Rawls
Jeru Tha Damaja 


Mike Flo



Dead Prez
Sage Francis 
Aesop Rock 

Pharohe Monch

Killah Priest

Hell/Heaven Razah

Black Market Militia

Prince Poetry


Rasheed Chappell 

Magnum O

Stacey Epps

Divine RBG
Immortal Technique 


Arrested Development 
Brand Nubian 


MC Lyte

The Hieroglyphics
Souls of Mischief 

Riders Against The Storm (RAS)

John Robinson

The Coup 

Street Sweeper Social Club
Living Legends

Saul Williams 

Michael Farnti



Joie Kathos

Super Nova Slom

Tiye Phoenix

Rah Digga

Kalik Scientific

Truth Universal

Cannibal Ox

C-Rayz Walz

Tarica June

The Roots 

The Reminders


Natural Bliss

Njeri Earth 



Black Collar Biz


…and so, so many more

(via https://open.spotify.com/user/12146250693/playlist/4Osdtg2g6KF4af2W4HK9CP)

So here is 1700 song playlist of Classic Hip Hop documenting the overall culture from the 1979 to the 2000s. It’s got all the majors 90′s artists covered (Nas, Tupac, Wu Tang, Biggie, DMX,Big Pun,Snoop) to the Defining Golden Era (Run DMC, Rakim, KRS One, Big Daddy Kane,Public Enemy), to socially conscious (Dead Prez, Common, Mos Def, Poor Righteous Teachers), to the 2000′s movements (Rocafella, G Unit, Dipset, Ruff Ryders), to Downsouth (Ludacris, TI, UGK) and everything else. This playlist covers the culture/sound of Hip Hop.


Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent (Poor Righteous Teachers) - “G.o.D. (Game of Death

@wiseintelligent @underground-hip-hop-affiliated