Nelson Mandela and Apartheid in Hip Hop

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  • Rakim, Nelson Madela
  • Run-DMC, Nelson Mandela
  • Kool G Rap, Nelson Mandela
  • Public Enemy, Nelson Mandela
  • Chubb Rock, Nelson Mandela
  • Stetsasonic, Nelson Mandela
  • Queen Latifah, Nelson Mandela
  • Common, Nelson Mandela
  • Cassidy, Nelson Mandela
  • Game, Nelson Mandela
  • Jadakiss, Nelson Mandela
  • Dj Khaled, Nelson Mandela
  • Nelson Mandela

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo: "Erase Racism" (1990)

In this rhyme against racism, hip hop's original gangtsa, Kool G Rap celebrated Madiba's 1990 release from prison. "(Ain't hard to tell) You know, now that we see/Nelson Mandela's free.” 

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