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The Five Percent Nation medallion worn by hip hop moguls such as Jay Z and Jay Electronica tends to raise a bit of controversy. We unravel the history behind this piece and what it exactly means to be a part of this Five Percent Nation. Last week, at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Jay Electronica ga...

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Founder of the Five Percent Nation of Islam, Allah, aka Clarence 13X, aka Clarence Smith, was born on February 22, 1928. When he was a teenager, she moved Allah from their home in Danville, Virginia, to Harlem, where he eventually joined the Nation of Islam. Allah dropped his family name, Smith, because it represented the white men who owned his ancestors. He became known as Clarence 13X, because he was the 13th man named Clarence to adopt X as his name.

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Students of Prophet Noble Drew Ali. Noble Drew Ali top left corner. Clarence 13X of The Five Percent Nation of God's & Earths center. W. Fard Muhammad of The Nation of Islam top right corner. The Honorable Marcus Garvey of The U.N.I.A. bottom left corner. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad of The Nation of Islam bottom right corner.

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In the name of Allah the History of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters Vol. 2 is the follow up of the much anticipated In the Name of Allah the History of Clarence 13X and the Five Percenters Vol. 1. Volume 2 takes you into the life of Father Allah (Clarence 13X) through the eyes of his family, friends, peers, and those that walked and mentored under the man known as Allah in the streets of Harlem, NY. Volume 2 also details the influence that the Five Percent Nation.

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Ancient Order of Free Asiatics The Five Percent Nation are the Gods & Earths a Nation created by Father Allah in the years 1963 thru 1969 (Father Allah left the NOI in 1962 and in "63" some of the first borne are lifted up into the KOS {Knowledge of Self}, by 1964 there are 500 young Five Percent).

Jay-Z causes controversy by wearing medallion of anti-white group

Race game: The Five Percent Nation is an offshoot of the Nation of Islam and one of the core tenants is that white people are 'weak' and 'inferior' to black men who hold the power of God

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Jay Z Sparks Controversy With Five Percent Nation Bling

During a recent game at the Barclays Center, Jay Z sported a Five Percent Nation medallion,