Nelson Mandela and Apartheid in Hip Hop

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  • 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
  • Rakim, Nelson Madela
  • Run-DMC, Nelson Mandela
  • Kool G Rap, Nelson Mandela
  • Public Enemy, Nelson Mandela

Hip Hop Against Apartheid: "Free South Africa" (1990)

As apartheid was coming to an end, Queen Latifah joined Afrika Bambaataa and a cadre of conscious MCs to celebrate the change. "The time to tolerate apartheid is over and done / So watch the world say the Black man won," she rhymed.

(Photo:  Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)