Brand Nubian  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Brand Nubian is a hip hop group from New Rochelle, New York, consisting of three MCs: Grand Puba (born Maxwell Dixon, March 4, 1966), Sadat X (formerly Derek X, born Derek Murphy) and Lord Jamar (born Lorenzo Dechalus, on September 17, 1968, in New Rochelle, New York), and two DJs, DJ Alamo and DJ Sincere. It is one of the more popular and acclaimed alternative hip hop groups of the 1990s, known for socially conscious and politically charged content inspired by the teachings of the Nation of Gods and Earths.

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