Shining my light like Mos calling his mother Umi
In ‘Umi Says’, Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey) says that his Umi (arabic for mother) told him to shine his light on the world.
http://rapgenius.com/Yasiin-bey-umi-says-lyrics#note-520781 Both Yasiin Bey is of the muslim faith, arabic is the mother tongue of this religion.
Talib Kweli is an ex 5 percent-er, a branch of Islam.
Interestingly, ‘Talib’ means ‘student/seeker’ in Arabic.
Click here to see Kweli performing a spoken word poem on the subject of religion.
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