When Rappers Replicate Iconic Malcolm X Images

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When Rappers Replicate Iconic Malcolm X Images

Malcolm X remains one of the most iconic figures in Black culture. As such, it's not rare that he’s mentioned in rhymes, with rappers crafting similes around the civil rights leader's name. Numerous famous images of him have also been reimagined by rappers for their own use — most recently with Nicki Minaj’s single cover for "Lookin A-- N---a." She's caught some backlash for the use, but Nicki's not the first to use an iconic image of Malcolm X. Read on for more rappers who have replicated iconic images of Brother Malcolm. 

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