November 23, 2021

Professor X - Years of The 9, On The Blackhand Side (1991)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Conscious Rap, Afrocentric Rap
Label Number: 162 444 033-2

© 1990 4th & Broadway
A New York-based hip-hopper who preached a black nationalist philosophy, Professor X was the founder of the black Muslim organization known as the Blackwatch Committee and the leader of the group X-ClanX's debut solo album, Years of the 9, On the Blackhand Side, contrasted sharply with the type of graphic, profane gangster rap that had become incredibly popular. You won't find any gratuitous violence or sexually exploitative material on tunes like "Vanglorious Crib," "The Sleeper Has Awakened," and "Reality," which encourage black pride, self-respect and cultural awareness. But while some hip-hop writers were quick to praise the Professor's positivity (especially on the East Coast), this enjoyable CD wasn't nearly as big a seller as many of the gangsta rap recordings the West Coast provided in 1991.

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