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Top 10 ‘Socially Conscious’ Rappers

HTF have put together our top 10 socially aware and politically conscious rappers. Check out the list inside.

9. Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli Greene is an American rapper who performs under the name Talib Kweli. His first name, Talib, in Arabic means ‘student’ or ‘seeker’; his middle name in Swahili means ‘true’. He is known for his strong political views and activism, including on the topics of racial stereotypes and police brutality. He has stated that he would focus on the prison industrial complex if money wasn’t a problem. He refuses to vote and calls politics ‘an illusion’ and is an advocate on behalf of political prisoners and a supporter of community organizations like the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. From his classic 2002 album ‘Quality’“Spirits stay mute while you eagles spread rumors, we survivalists, turned to consumers”.

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