Listening Between the Lines: 2013 Lyrics that Sparked National Conversations

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  • 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"
  • Furture and Lil Wayne
  • “'U.O.E.N.O.”

Kanye West

Although he has his share of publicized rants, he never ceases to enlighten his audience with catchy rhymes saturated in satire and blatant truths. With “New Slaves,” another single off Yeezus, Kanye West addressed the African-American addiction to materialism and other issues that are inadvertent remnants of the American slave trade.

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