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divine Divine Styler is the Imam of West Coast hip-hop, preaching the gospel of love and self-awareness--a bona fide legend in hip-hop's underground. A shadowy yet definitive presence in rap music since the mid-'80s, Divine Styler has been described as the "Jimi Hendrix of hip hop" for his progressive, forward-looking music and visionary, enlightening verse. The Brooklyn-born rapper's life was changed when he made a pilgrimage to Mecca, and the experience seeps into all of his work. Divine Styler's first solo album, 1989's Wordpower, was a revolutionary document filled with meditations on spirituality, self-awareness, and empowerment. In 1991 he came back with Spiral Walls Containing Autumns of Life. Since then, he's worked behind the scenes on various West Coast artists' joints, including Swollen Members' debut. Divine continues to blur and attack the boundaries between the message of the beat, and the rhythm inside all meaning.
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