Politics Unusual

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  • Young Jeezy
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  • Lil Wayne
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  • Joell Ortiz
  • Eve
  • Kanye West
  • Jay Z
  • Prodigy
  • Geto Boys

Politics Unusual

Jay Z and Harry Belafonte have been in a bit of a back-and-forth about just how active today's most popular artists are when it comes to social activism. Jay claims he's like Obama: his mere presence given the historical context of things is a sign of hope and change. But, that doesn't mean that he, or other bags-to-riches rappers, hasn't at least addressed today's most pressing issues. Check out some prime examples from Jay and other rappers who you may not have expected to hear spit so obvi about the politics.

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