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Politics in Hip-Hop

Political influences and societal responses in hip hop music

1980’s

The original uprising of political hip hop. Response to the War on Drugs. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Public Enemy.

2010’s

A rebirth of political hip hop. Kendrick Lamar era. Response to the Trump presidency and protests in Ferguson.

2020

Current politics in hip hop. Response to police brutality and Black Lives Matter protests throughout America.

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