Lord Jamar explains why The 5% Album is the most important in Hip-Hop and if Brand Nubian is breaking up what Russell Simmons called the "greatest group in the universe."
The 5% Album is, arguably, one the most important Hip-Hop albums to grace the industry since the inception of rap. Brand Nubian front-man, Lord Jamar, began his ascension in music during the 'Golden Era' of the art form. It was a time when artists such as The World Famous Supreme Team, Just-Ice, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Poor Righteous Teachers, and later, Wu Tang Clan [every member], Digable Planets, and Busta Rhymes, also practitioners of the 5% teachings, ruled the culture. It is only fitting to let the man, himself, explain in great detail the history, growth, effect, and ideologies that detail the principles of this very detrimental movement...
HipHopDX: Now since both of your former group-mates, Sadat X and Grand Puba, have released a few solo albums, apiece, during their hiatus' from Brand Nubian -- Why have you opted to wait so long to join them with an individual endeavor??
Lord Jamar: I didn