12 Rappers Turned Political

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!


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