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The Best Hip-Hop Protest Songs Ever

When Eminem released his freestyle as part of the BET Hip Hop Awards’ annual cypher, it turned out to be a 4-plus-minute a capella tirade against President Donald Trump. He indicted the president for his most egregious transgressions: perpetuating racism, emboldening white supremacy, his irresponsibility with North Korea, the attacks on black NFL players, his abandonment of Puerto Rico. The list goes on.

Hip-hop fans, athletes, and mainstream media, praised the lukewarm freestyle as urgent, necessary, powerful and genius. “After 27 years of doubts about rap I am now a fan,” sports and political commentator Keith Olberman tweeted. “Best political writing of the year, period.”

To suggest that Eminem’s mediocre bars were anything other than tepid demonstrates a a shamefully low bar for the craft of hip-hop and for what constitutes bravery. To declare that Eminem’s freestyle about Trump is a turning point in hip-hop is lazy, uninformed. That’s not surprising, though. White artists are often lauded for their courage in speaking out against injustice, while black artists are often overlooked or penalized for the same actions. When Beyoncé showed up to the Superbowl in an outfit that honored the Black Panthers, conservatives slammed her and the police union called for a boycott of her subsequent world tour.

The reality is, rappers have been criticizing the government, picking apart systems of oppression and addressing the pervasiveness of police brutality in black communities since the art form’s inception. It’s why rapper and Public Enemy member Chuck D famously dubbed hip-hop “the black CNN” decades ago.

“To Pimp A Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar, 2015

“Changes,” 2Pac, 1992

“Georgia… Bush,” Lil Wayne2006

“Be Free,” J. Cole2014

“Untitled,” Nas2008

“Fuck the Police,” NWA1988

“Fight the Power,” Public Enemy1989

“A Song for Assata,” Common2000

“Police State,” Dead Prez2000

“Revolution,” Arrested Development1992

“Reagan,” Killer Mike2012

“The Point of No Return,” Geto Boys1996

“Words I Never Said,” Lupe Fiasco2011

“The Message,” Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five1982

“Sound of Da Police,” KRS-One1993

“Bin Laden,” Immortal Technique feat. Yasiin Bey, Jadakiss, Eminem2005

Madonna Files Emergency Court Order To Block Sale Of Tupac Letter

The “Like A Virgin” star filed an emergency court order today in order to block the sale of the letter, which she says was stolen from her. Other items, including a pair of her used panties, are also in the mix to be sold and Madonna was unaware that those things weren’t in her possession. She thinks that a former friend had betrayed her and taken some of her belongings.

‘Pac had written a very revealing letter to Madonna about why they couldn’t continue to see each other, with race being a part of the issue.

http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/madonna-files-emergency-court-order-to-block-sale-of-tupac-letter-news.35226.html

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS Tyga New Mixtape – “Fuk Wat They Talkin Bout”

Tyga‘s got a new full-length mixtape  project Fuk Wat They Talkin Bout. Consisting of 14 new tracks, with the sole feature coming from A.E., the tape also includes two tracks that reference 2Pac and Michael Jackson.

Check link here for playlist below –

http://www.datpiff.com/Tyga-Fuk-Wat-They-Talkin-Bout-mixtape.729471.html

Tracklist
01. Bu$$in Out Da Bag
02. Glitta
03. Master $uite
04. Turbans
05. Death Row Chain
06. A Voice 4rm Heaven Pt.1 : 2Pac
07. Rap $tar
08. Interlude Broke&Bitter.com
09. $timulated
10. Ice Cream Man
11. $upaWifey
12. Don’t C Me Comin Feat. A.E.
13. Clarity
14. A Voice 4rm Heaven Pt.2 : Michael Jackson
15. $candal

info courtesy of hotnewhiphop.com

MultiHop.TV Highlights the Life of Hussein Fatal – Rise in Peace King!

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Bruce Washington a.k.a Hussein Fatal of Tupac’s Outlawz has died in a car accident. The New Jersey native Fatal made his debut on ‘Pac’s double album, All Eyez on Me, on the songs “All Bout U” and “When We Ride”, as well as on the infamous diss song “Hit ‘Em Up”.