Brother D (Daryl Aamaa Nubyahn) was a math teacher from the Bronx and was one of the earliest conscious rappers. His debut release, How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise?, together with Collective Effort, a group of friends he took to the studio, was one of the very first political rap records and was released on Clappers Records in 1980. It featured production by Locksley Grant and Pierre Brooks and utilized a replayed version of Cheryl Lynn’s Got To Be Real.
Brother D went on to release Clappers Power in 1987 which appeared on Clappers Records once again and also gained a UK release.
The lyrics, “Agitate, Educate, Organise”, were used by Double Dee & Steinski in the recording of Lessons.
Label: Clappers Records
Notes: The main track was actually the B-side of the original US release. Note the Clappers label shows the image of someone holding a gun. The gun was removed for all subsequent releases.