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.
HotNewHipHop delves into a common hip-hop debate: writing down lyrics versus not writing them down before hitting the booth to record. Some of the greatest MCs of our time, including Jay Z, Kanye West and the late Notorious B.I.G are advocates of the latter. While other greats, like Tech N9ne and Eminem, champion the former method.