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X-Clan

A good number of Afrocentric, politically oriented rap groups put out records during the late '80s and early '90s. Very few of those groups were on the level of the hard-hitting X Clan, a Brooklyn-based collective that released a pair of stellar albums -- 1990's To the East, Blackwards and 1992's Xodus -- before breaking up. The group's primary members were Grand Verbalizer Funkin Lesson "Brother J" (born Jason Hunter), Lumumba Professor X "The Overseer" (born Lumumba Carson, the son of prominent and influential activist Sonny Carson), the Rhythem Provider "Sugar Shaft" (born Anthony Hardin), and Grand Architect "Paradise" (born Claude Grey), and they were joined by a cast of associates, which included powerful MC Isis (aka Lin Que). X Clan were activists outside of music as well; they were Blackwatch members and were vocal supporters of several pro-black organizations.

Unfortunately, the group's political stance and their bold red-black-green garb often gained more attention than their records, which featured Brother J's accomplished vocal skills and teacher-like lyricism over in-house productions that flipped the overused Parliament/Funkadelic sampling routine on its back as well as any other group. To the East, Blackwards and Xodus were almost equally strong, reflected in the fact that both albums peaked at number 11 on the Top R&B/hip-hop album chart. Before the group's split, both Professor X and Isis released spinoff solo albums. After the group's split, Brother J formed Dark Sun Riders, a project that released an album in 1996. The year before that, Sugar Shaft succumbed to AIDS-related causes. None of this prevented the group from re-forming at the end of the '90s; however, as of 2003, the group had yet to release anything commercially. Professor X passed away in March 2006, a victim of meningitis. ~ Andy Kellman
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Mainstream Outlaw

1. Down By Law

2. Night 2 Day

5. Lord Spits

6. Pipers Poetry

7. Orientation

9. They Wanna Know

12. Wiz Degrees

14. Stop Look Recognize

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Track List: Return From Mecca

1. X Clan Album Intro

2. Aragorn

3. Voodoo

4. Hovercraft Intro

7. Speak The Truth

8. Positrons

9. Mecca

10. Prison

11. Atonement

12. Brother, Brother

13. Funky 4 U

14. Self Destruct

15. Space People

16. Trump Card

17. To The East

18. Locomotion

19. Americans

20. 3rd Eyes On Me

21. Culture United

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Track List: To The East, Blackwards

1. Funkin' Lesson

2. Grand Verbalizer, What Time Is It?

3. Tribal Jam

4. A Day Of Outrage, Operation Snatchback

5. Verbal Milk

6. Earth Bound

7. Shaft's Big Score

8. Raise The Flag

9. Heed The Word Of The Brother

10. Verbs Of Power

11. In The Ways Of The Scales

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Righteous
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I've loved them for sooooo long and their words NEVER get old!!
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I saw them in Columbus, Ohio in 2016. Banging.
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Classic Afrocentric Music that needs to reappear
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Brother J one of the most underrated M.C's
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I want lyrics. :\
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Earth Bound - Black Power Dope Beats.
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One of most talented and underrated MC's in the game.
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Peace brotha j
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Brother J is one of the greatest lyricist of ALL time, X clan was way before their time!
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Hip hop is not the same. To fake wack rappers. 95% of these cat are not keeping real.
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Real lyrics to take heed to brother's and sister's
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Tell me a good thang X CLAN WAS WITH THE. BIDDNESS I RATED THEM A 8 on chart ain't no fucken with them .
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Give it HARB,HARB!!! ! ! , City mutha fucken Criminals 4LIFE . BUT YEAH MY C- DAY COMIN ON 21 MAY.
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XCLAN the real deal. Vvvvvaaanglo r i o u s this is protected by the red the black and the green with the key SISSYYYYYYYY Y Y Y Y !
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X-Clan BDP PRT'S .....remembe r real hip-hop!
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Peace to the Gods!
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PEACE TO GOD'S
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Peace to the GODS X- Clan
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What happened to today's rap??? I long for the glory days of rap with meaning...Di g ON X-CLAN.
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I.love all they music
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i love them go Xclan big kiss
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Xclan my group
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I miss Sugar Shack and Prof. X
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I sugarshack and Prof. X
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I saw Brother J perform at a concert as a special guest. He performed Grand Verbaliser and he was awesome. Live he sounds exactly like the record. Not many rappers sound like the record when performing live.
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This what I listened to when I was college. Black to th future. Vvvaaaannnnn glorious this protected by the RED THE BLACK AND THE GREEN U SISSIES!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! !
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vannnnnnnnnn n n n n gloreuos
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me. and pops usé to. listón to this
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GGivingg u mother F****** a FUNKIN LESSON GRANDE GROVE STYLE B**CHES!!!
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my favorite rap group
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Spitting Science before cats was ready.
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e-wurth
I had this tape!! Good music and beats!
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Close my eyes and i'm back at home with my african necklace!!! thats how music should be.
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bjaskew05
Still needs the Exodus album. But I'm still loving this.
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One of the greatest of all time brother j.
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X-Clan can always bring me back from the edge.
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timeless!
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jeanjacque2
Big He, I hope you are right. but boy, its been the dark ages for Hip Hop since 1998 up in here.
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True hip hop speaks to the people, not about how much money, jewels and cars you have!!! Each one teach one, is the swag of the a real hip hop artist like X-Clan, Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Wu Tang Clan, Nas and so on. The artists these days lack knowledge of self and common sense!!!
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why the lead singer sound like royce da 5'9
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the s**t
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Blackwards, Sissy! http://youtu . b e / 5 w t O q 0 8 W _ L w ? h d = 1
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lorenamarin
BumpinHot
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I believe we are on the down side of the materialisti c music, and on the low end of the new rise in conscience music on all levels.
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Life is cyclical. The days of consciousnes s - n o t only in music but in society will return. I only hope that I am still alive to see it.
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indeed brother brown.
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This is when hip hop was talking about something. This is when it was real and raw. This is when people listened and took notice. Now, today's music is a joke.
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BOUNCIN IN THE CAR HANGING MY HEAD OUT OF THE WINDOW YELLING WE GOT THE FIGHT DISRIMINATIO N AGAINST RACES!PEACE B WIT YOU!
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miss them
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