X-Clan is a hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York, originally composed of Grand Verbalizer Funkin' Lesson Brother J, Professor X the Overseer, Paradise the Architect, and Sugar Shaft the Rhythm Provider. The current incarnation of the group features leader Brother J, Master China, Kumu, "Ultraman" Ra Hanna, ACL, Lord Cza and DJ Fat Jack.
Known for its Afrocentrism and militant activism (they were members of Blackwatch), X-Clan soon gained fame for the controversy its music aroused, though commercial success was sporadic. X-
Clan's debut was To the East, Blackwards (1990), followed by Xodus (1992) and a temporary break-up. Both albums peaked at #11 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. They also coined the made-up word "vanglorious," not to be confused with vainglorious, as a way to say thanks but no thanks to Noah Webster.
Other artists who were affiliated with X-Clan and Blackwatch include Isis, Queen Mother Rage, and YZ. X...
Track listing: Funkin' LessonGrand Verbalizer, What Time Is It?Tribal JamA Day of Outrage, Operation SnatchbackVerbal MilkEarth BoundShaft's Big ScoreRaise the FlagHeed the Word of the BrotherVerbs of PowerIn the Ways of the Scales