The Poor Righteous Teachers are a trio of African American hip hop musicians, founded in 1989 (see 1989 in music) as a socially aware and devoutly Islamic group. Wise Intelligent, Culture Freedom and Father Shaheed released their first album, Holy Intellect, in 1990 (see 1990 in music), followed by Pure Poverty the following year. Their follow-up and most successful released was 1993's Black Busines, which drew criticism for alleged homophobia. Their latest release is New World Order (1996, see 1996 in music)