Listening Between the Lines: 2013 Lyrics that Sparked National Conversations

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  • Chief Keef
  • "No Guns Allowed"
  • Snoop Dogg
  • "Chum"
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Top Socially Concious Songs of the Year
  • Black Skinhead
  • Kanye West
  • Crooked Smile
  • J.Cole
  • "Oceans" Featuring Frank Ocean
  • Jay Z
  • “Accidental Racist”
  • Brad Paisley and LL Cool J
  • "Karate Chop Remix"
  • Furture and Lil Wayne
  • “'U.O.E.N.O.”
  • Rocko, Future and Rick Ross
  • “New Slaves”
  • Kanye West
  • “It’s a Cold World-A Trayvon Martin Tribute”
  • Young Jeezy
  • "You"

Snoop Dogg

This was the year of the Lion — Snoop Lion that is. Snoop released his first reggae album, making a 180-turn from his “Gin n’ Juice” and DoggyStyle days. Snoop’s “No Guns Allowed” was so powerful that it sparked an anti-gun initiative led by the League of Young Voters Education Fund.

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