Rap & Hip-Hop Tracks that Speak on Racial Injustices
There have always been rappers who aren’t afraid to speak their mind. Calling out America’s racist system in rap & hip-hop isn’t anything new, but as long as the injustice continues so will these types of songs.
Give the below list a read to see a few current rappers that have dropped songs touching on racial inequality and the need for change now.
3 Rap & Hip-Hop Tracks to Give a Listen
3. A Tribe Called Quest “We the People….”
It’s wild to think, but A Tribe Called Quest has been making music for three decades now. They are legends in the rap game and it’s nice to see them incorporating important topics into their songs.
“We the People….” aims to point out the racist views and mindset that still persist throughout our country. If you don’t believe me, just wait for the chorus.
2. Joey Badass “Land of the Free”
The song “Land of the Free” by Joey Badass is off his album ALL-AMERIKKKAN-BADA$$. The album title clearly points out Joey’s view on the current state of America.
Throughout “Land of the Free” Badass points out the need to create a better and safe America for black people now. Check out the video below to hear Joey Badass discuss the lyrics and meaning of the song in further detail.
1. Kendrick Lamar “Alright”
Everyone knows that Kendrick Lamar has some serious skills went it comes to rap & hip-hop. Lamar has used these such talents to speak on the black experience in America. The song “Alright” both serves as track of hope through unity as well as a call-out to the injustices that black people have experienced/continue to in America.
What do you guys have to say though?
Are you a fan of these songs and the messages that Joey Badass, A Tribe Called Quest, and Kendrick Lamar deliver? And what other songs do you know/ enjoy that speak about America’s racist system?
Let us know what you think in the comment section below!