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”.