Professor X The Overseer / Aug 4, 1956 - March 17, 2006

One of my all time fave rap groups was the X-Clan, with their Afrocenric funky samples, mystical verbal conjurings and knowledge deeper than Atlantis. Professor X was always in the mix, offering insight and focus, as well as some devil-taunting.

The Brooklyn-born son of activist Sonny Carson, Lumumba Carson picked up some of the provocateur genes from his father. Funk upon a time he knew Malcolm X as a kid, he himself got shot in a gang dispute, and after serving some prison time remade himself as a hiphop sage of knowledge and black pride, founding X Clan and also recording two solo albums. No justice, no peace! "By the way, this is protected by the red, the black, and the green. At the crossroads, with a key. Sissy!" Vainglorious.

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