Throwback Thursday #21: Lakim Shabazz (@FlavorUnitEnt)

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” 

Marcus Garvey

 Every Thursday here on Quitetrillworldwide we are doing a throwback Thursday. We will pick a jam, album or movie from the past in any genre and give you some info that you may not have known before about that artist.


 

Lakim_Shabazz

Lakim Shabazz is one of the forgotten giants of the conscience era of hip hop (roughly 1987 – 1991). He  was one of the founding members of the original Flavor Unit crew which included (Queen Latifah, The Almighty RSO, Apache, Black Sheep, Channel Live, Chill Rob G, The 45 King, Freddie Foxxx, Naughty by Nature, Nikki D, Zhané). His stage name refers to the so-called Lost Tribe of Shabazz, which is based on the teachings of Wallace Fard Muhammad. As an artist signed to Tuff City Records, Lakim first gained recognition when he provided vocals for the 45 King’s ‘900 Number’. Lakim would continue to work with the 45 King on an EP entitled ‘The Red, The Black, and The Green’. Then later in 1988 the debut album ‘Pure Righteousness’ was released. His debut album was pretty well received and has become a jewel of the period in Hip Hop where the Islam was a huge influence on hip hop (the late 1980s/early 1990s). Lakim Shabazz released two albums; his militant lyrics were predominantly about his love of the Nation of Islam and his dedication to the Nation of Gods and Earths, the latter of which he was a member. After his second album, he worked as a producer along with Diamond D briefly and disappeared. He is currently living in New Jersey and makes occasional appearances at Five-Percenter Show and Prove events.

 

 

 

Discography

Singles

  • “Pure Righteousness” (1988)
  • “Black is Back” (1988)

 

Albums

  • Pure Righteousness(1988)
  • The Lost Tribe of Shabazz(1990)
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