Political hip hop

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Political hip hop
Stylistic origins Hip hop, politics, protest songs
Cultural origins 1980's
Other topics
List of political hip hop artists

Political hip hop (also called political rap, conscious hip hop or conscious rap) is a form of hip hop music that focuses on social issues and politics. It developed during the 1980s, being inspired by 1970s political preachers such as The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron. Public Enemy were the first political hip hop group. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five released the first well-known sociopolitical rap song in 1982 called "The Message", which inspired numerous rappers to address social and political subjects.

Conscious hip hop[change | edit source]

Conscious hip hop
Stylistic origins Hip hop
Cultural origins 1980's
Typical instruments Rapping

Conscious hip hop also called Socially Conscious hip hop or Conscious rap is sub-genre of Hip hop that focuses on social issues. It was created by music critics and fans rather that the artists themselves.

List of artists[change | edit source]

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