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You say you want a revolution: 25 classic protest songs

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“Stop the Violence” by Boogie Down Productions

One of BDP’s most revered tunes, this cry for peace was penned by KRS-One after the senseless murder of his bandmate and partner DJ Scott La Rock. The iconic hook has been revisited by countless rappers, most notably Mos Def and Talib Kweli on their own classic single “DEFinition.”

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