Listening Between the Lines: 2013 Lyrics that Sparked National Conversations

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  • 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"
  • 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"

Rocko, Future and Rick Ross

Rick Ross offended rape victims across the nation and he didn’t even know it. Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O” became an infamous hit when Ricky Rozay’s lyrics about lacing a woman’s drink with drugs sparked activists to demand that Reebok fire him as the spokesman. Ultimately, the MMG boss lost his deal and several artists chimed in to discuss the controversial issue.

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