When Rappers Have Political Opinions: Always A Good Thing?

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September 22, 2011 ‐ By SisterToldja

From the days of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message,” hip hop has been a tool for folks to express their views on society’s ills, from poverty to politics. As hip-hop has gone from a musical genre to a culture, the number of rappers speaking their minds has increased tremendously, as have the levels of influence these folks have over their audiences. Is this a good thing though? Check out some of the most loudly political rappers and decide who gets your vote.

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  • realist

    Love it that 50 is a Republican. Now that he's rich, it's all "why should the govt take my money!"

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  • MissKayasha

    Hmm, nothing is wrong with having an opinion but speaking base on “feelings” is a little bit ignorant without knowing back-story or protocols of situations makes your opinion lacks in integrity and sense. I personally believe no one shouldn’t speak so freely without educating yourself a bit on the subject you want to leave your opinion about and the problem with celebrities speaking up is they have the millions of people who respect and will most likely follow their opinion without any real justifications.

  • myopinion

    They can have an opinion, but in a time when thhe youth has seemed to loss their way maybe instead of money, cars, and hoes all the time, they could use their albums to express them. I like to party just like anyone else, but they could also educate a little.

  • Prissy

    Why can't they have an opinion?? They are human beings just like the rest of us, they just happen to make more money and are in the public eye.

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