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Poor Righteous Teachers


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Poor Righteous Teachers are a Hip Hop group from Trenton, New Jersey, founded in 1989. Often referred to as PRT by their fans, Poor Righteous Teachers are known as pro-Black conscious hip hop artists, with musical content inspired by the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths. Wise Intelligent, as the lead MC, is the most visible and well known member of the group. Culture Freedom provides backing vocals and production and Father Shaheed serves as a DJ and producer. Its discography, for the most part on Profile Records, is out of print.


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PRT debuted in 1989 with the release of the single „Time to Say Peace“ b/w „Butt Naked Booty Bless“. The trio released their first album, Holy Intellect, in 1990, amidst a number of similarly pro-Black, Islam-inspired albums such as Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet, X-Clan’s To the East, Blackwards and Brand Nubian’s One For All. [1] While not as commercially successful as these albums, Holy Intellect received critical acclaim, and spawned the group’s only major radio hit, „Rock Dis Funky Joint“. PRT returned in 1991 with their second album, Pure Poverty. The album was not as commercially successful than their debut, and was not as acclaimed. The lead single „Shakiyla (JRH)“, became a minor rap hit that year. Their third, and possibly most successful release to date, Black Business, was released in 1993.




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