Hip-hop is often inundated with songs that focus on sex, money, violence and drugs. However, during the late ’80s and early ’90s, hip-hop experienced an era that was sparked by politically conscious artists such as Public Enemy, X-Clan, Poor Righteous Teachers, Goodie Mob and others.
Although political voices in hip-hop often lack mainstream exposure today, there are several rap songs that focus on issues that overwhelming affect minorities and the poor.
In the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman for murder, we have compiled a list of eight profound, politically conscious hip-hop songs of this era.
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