Professor Griff

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Professor Griff is a member of Public Enemy. He was accused of anti-Semitism around 1990. His frist solo album appeared shortly after that incident - Griff (according to Rap Attack 2) "suggested that Jews are responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world" (p.177) - on Luke Records. Musically, it is partly an interesting mix of PE's hardcore hip hop and Bass music, courtesy of "Pawns in the Game"'s co producer Beatmaster Clay D. Griff's love for the spoken word à la Gil Scott Heron and The Last Poets is obvious on "Real African People", a track that samples Scott Heron's greatest hit, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". There are even more spoken words on the following albums: "Kao's II Wiz*7*Dome" (1991), "Disturb N Tha Peace" (1992 - both on Luke Records) and "Blood of the Profit" (1998, Lethal Records). Although himself partly Native American, Griff has embraced a radical kind of Afrocentrism. "Muslim, Christian, Jew - here's a little somethin I thought you knew/ there is only one God and God is one - the Rich praises none". Together with Chuck D, Griff - who left PE in the early 90s and later on re-joined the crew - is part of the Rapcore outfit Confrontation Camp - a name that could have lead to a scandal but didn't, probably because the group's records aren't distributed by a major label.