Today in Hip-Hop: Remembering X-Clan’s Professor X (August 4, 1956 – March 17, 2006)

On this day, March 17th, in hip-hop history… 2006 – Many hip-hop fans will identify with Professor X, not Charles Xavier who leads a group of superheroes called the X-Men. If you were familiar with rap in the 1990s, then you may have heard one or more songs by Professor X and his New-York-based crew X-Clan. Lumumba Carson, whose outfit were behind classic records such as “Funkin’ Lesson” and “Fire & Earth (100% Natural),” cemented themselves in hip-hop history. Carson was best known for advocating afrocentrism and activism over funky beats. Similar to the politically-charged minds of Public Enemy, him and the ...

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