Jay Z and Jay Electronica landed on the cover of the latest issue of the Nation of Islam’s long-running publication, The Final Call. After the pair appeared with one another at the 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, the cover story focuses on other rappers influenced by the teachings of the NOI and the Five Percent Nation.
Minister Louis Farrakhan has expressed sharp and sometimes controversial views of Jews in the past. Now, the Nation of Islam leader has backed Kanye West‘s recent statement regarding Jews and defended the rapper against the claims of anti-Semitism by the Anti-Defamation League.
The political and spiritual journey of former Nation Of Islam (NOI) minister Conrad Tillard has been unfolding over the last decade. After leaving the NOI, Tillard became a Christian minister. Now, the former “Hip-Hop Minister” is eyeing a New York City council seat in Brooklyn.
Yes, the headline baffles us as well. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan turned heads after praising Hollywood director-actor Tyler Perry’s “Madea” character, calling it a worthy portrayal of a “strong, Black woman.” The minister went on to hail Perry for bringing the bawdy, tough-talking matriarch to the masses.