12 Rappers Turned Political

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Hip-hop has long been linked to politics as many of today’s rappers tend to rhyme about all the current events taking place in our nation. Groups like The Last Poets and The Watts Prophets are known for being one of the first hip-hop groups to include politically charged lyrics in their songs. We’ve compiled a list of 12 well-known rappers that decided to switch from rapping to politicking.

Kanye West onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

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You won’t believe all the well-known rappers who made our rappers turned political list!


Kanye West

Kanye West at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards – Fixed Show

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Everyone has been talking since Kanye West made his infamous speech about running for president in 2020 at the 2015 MTV Music Awards. The hip-hop artist is loved by so many and his lyrics resonate with all races so he may actually have a decent shot at office. Just one thing: who will his competition be in the years to come? Donald Trump is definitely not giving up on his campaign and Hillary Clinton is going strong. Still, Yeezy may still have a chance to become president in 2020 after all!

Yeezy

Kanye West at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards – Fixed Show

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If Yeezy were to become president of the Oval Office, ther would be several parties held with celebrities like Kanye’s good friend John Legend, Common, Big Sean and many others. No doubt the White House would be the most crowded it’s ever been. Yeezy would probably throw lavish fashion shows and over sleepovers for his daughter North West. It would definitely be an interesting sight.

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