Several years ago, west coast Boricua emcee, Quique Cruz, started building with the Five Percenters and got the knowledge of himself. Setting himself on a positive journey, he took on a righteous name, Bo'kem Allah, and like most transformational periods of his life, it became a source of inspiration that sparked a writing spree. He used this new avenue of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to compile a collection of musical experiences called "The Righteous Way", named after the book that played a major role in influencing this new path, The Righteous Way by Starmel Allah. His aim was to make a soundtrack for the book that would be embraced nationwide by the Five Percenters.
Being a New York-born emcee, he was familiar with the early influence of the Five Percent on Hip Hop culture. This familiarity gave him the unique ability to express his views with the authenticity of golden era Hip Hop. Sonically, this album is a throwback to those times, when the strength of your beats had to match the intensity of your lyrics... and if you ain't saying something, you ain't about anything!
This is a change in direction for the man that most of the world knows as Quique Cruz. Although it will remain a major influence in his life for the years to come, there's no certainty that he will continue to make music of this nature... as he is more known for his aggressive and rebellious material like his previous solo release, Quique's Rebellion [El Terrible Strikes Back]. But if you're into conscious Hip Hop, this one is for you! ENJOY!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Righteous Way was inspired by the chorus of The Five Percent National Anthem, "The Enlightener," which goes "Each and every day, in each and every way, I'm gonna show and prove, and teach the righteous way." This places a moral and ethical obligation on those who espouse righteousness to teach and motivate others to do the right thing. The book has since reached people in over 30 states. Thanks to new readers in Afghanistan, Korea, Canada, United Kingdom, St. Croix, Australia, and the Bahamas, its readership continues to grow around the world. The mission is Freedom from a mental death, social Justice, and Equality in accordance with law.