Whether it's using their lyrics to address terrorism head on or demonstrate compassion for the deceased, deading violence or uniting for movements that promote social justice, the hip-hop community proves that 9/11 may be behind us, but it's hardly forgotten.
Hip-hop has always been a voice for the people, so it's only natural for some of the best socially-conscious rappers to head to Ferguson, Mo., for the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death to keep his memory alive and the #BlackLivesMatter movement going strong.
The controversial verdict regarding George Zimmerman in Florida has everyone giving an opinion one way or another. When it comes to hip-hop and current events, few can speak on issues with more socio-political insight than Harlem's Immortal Technique.
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