10 Songs Against Gun Violence

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  • 10 Songs Against Gun Violence
  • Nas
  • Organized Konfusion
  • Gang Starr
  • RZA
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Stop the Violence Movement, "Self-Destruction"
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Rhymefest, "Pull Me Back"
  • Buju Banton

Nas, "I Gave You Power"

Over a tense string-and-piano DJ Premier beat, Nas rhymed from the perspective of a gun on this standout from his 1996 album It Was Written, personifying the thing that "moves crowds, making every ghetto foul" and lamenting the bloodshed it causes.  

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