Hip-hop has had its finger on our country's pulse from the very beginning of its conception, and has shown throughout history that it is more progressive than the very place that birthed it.
Rappers have spent a majority of 2016 focusing on the 2016 presidential election, with countless artists dedicating songs, full albums and tours to spreading their perspectives and campaigning for their candidate of choice. Now that the election is over, these rappers are further proving that these conversations will, and must, continue.
As we saw with last month's presidential debates, members of the hip-hop community had some of the most on-point reactions in regards to what each candidate was promoting, discussing and representing. Naturally, this was also the case when it came down to the campaign coming to a close.
Now that the results have been tallied, tears have been shed and Donald Trump has been selected as the victor, rappers have had no choice but to sound off on their social media platform of choice.
Regardless of whether or not rappers kept it brief, such as Meek Mill, or have spent all day discussing the election results with fans on Twitter, such as Talib Kweli, hip-hop refuses to remain silent.
As exemplified in the posts below, rappers, simply put, had the realest reactions when it came down to Donald Trump winning the election.