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Ice Cube, "Once Upon a Time in the Projects"

For his 1990 debut LP AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Ice Cube blasted a dysfunctional Black family living in the projects. While he may have been describing an isolated clan happily trapped in crime, poverty and ignorance, Cube's aim was to disuade folks from becoming them. 

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