Streets Is Talking: Socially Conscious Jay-Z Rhymes

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"A Ballad for Soldiers"

Jay lashed out at the NYPD in this extended allegory that mourned fallen soldiers—both in Iraq and the streets of New York.

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Police was Al Qaeda to Black men

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