The Realest Reactions to Trump's Election Came From These Hip-Hop Artists

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The Realest Reactions to Trump's Election Came From These Hip-Hop Artists

Killer Mike, T.I., Meek Mill and more weigh in.

Published November 9, 2016

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.

I was gonna stress myself to sleep. But fuck that (I'm cussing sorry) I'm NOT letting this stress me out one bit. Don't get me wrong I am MAD AS HELL. But I have to practice what I preach. The amount of time I devote to meditating and not letting speculation or bad energy rule my life---for me to just spazz out would be counter productive. I'll be honest I went through 6 drafts of this. Erasing every last word cause I didn't even believe it as i typed it. I'm just saying: I got a laundry list to the top of Mt Fuji of things I've overcome and still managed to survive---I'm just praying whatever strength I was given to make it through the hard times of yesteryear, that this strength and power revive me and all of my people (women, those of different religious background, LGBTQIAs, prisoners, the poor, the imm---look it's 4am...---I don't feel like doing an 8th draft---some of my friends gonna be angry as all hell. Some will point fingers---nevermind....I got nothing. Right now. ---nothing

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I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli's and hold her, watching Hilary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But...It didn't happen. I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over. I left the TV, grabbed my daughter and took her to bed. But now, as I'm laying next to my her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don't. I don't have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder. Not give in. Not get discouraged or feel like our progress in the past is void. Keeping fighting for all of us, with an emphasis on those that and have been the most affected by systemic oppression. I will teach her that when she is silent during moments of injustice, she is siding with the oppressor. I will teach her that walls divide people, and by their nature cannot bring us closer. And that just because someone holds the most powerful position in the world, does not make that person right, just or fair. Donald Trump is not raising my daughter. I am. I get to encourage and nurture her to be who she wants to be. Teach her that her voice and actions can change the world. Teach her that she can do anything that a man can do. And one day, even become president of the United States of America. I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment

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Money and entertainment rules America! That's a fact!

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Written by KC Orcutt

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