11 Unpatriotic Rap songs as seen on Vibe.com.
I show this on vibe.com and had to repost it. Classic!
Public Enemy-Black steele in the hour of chaos
On PE’s classic sophomore album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Chuck D tells the tale of a guy who gets drafted and refuses to serve his country. He’s then taken to prison and has to make a dramatic escape to try and regain his livelihood.
Through the eyes of a convicted felon, Nas relays the story of a man sent away to prison. He feels like his country never had his back and always wanted to get rid of him somehow.
Dj Green Lantern feat. Dead Prez, Saigon, Immortal Technique & Just Blaze – Impeach The President
“Corporate larceny, tax cuts, that’s how you started/Twelve IQ points from bein’ f*ckin’ retarded,” Immortal Technique raps on his scathing verse. And that’s just a taste of how hard these three MCs (and Just Blaze) brought it to George W. Bush on this joint.
2Pac-They Don’t Give A Fuck About Us
This wasn’t released until 2002 on ‘Pac’s posthumous album, Better Dayz, but the message was still loud and clear: The West Coast rapper didn’t agree with the way the nation treated his people—and he was never afraid to say it.
Among the many questions the self-proclaimed Al Queda Jada posed on this inquisitive song: “Why did Bush knock down the towers?” Media outlets everywhere thrust Jada into the spotlight and questioned his loyalties to America for posing the question.
Immortal Technique feat. Mos Def-Bin Laden
Jadakiss wasn’t the only rapper who questioned 9/11 in his lyrics. On this eyebrow-raising track, Immortal Technique and Mos Def let Bin Laden off the hook for the September 11, 2001 attacks and questioned whether it was actually an inside job.
Lil Wayne-Georgia Bush
At a time when most Americans were afraid of terrorist attacks, dead prez’s M-1 and stic.man used this anti-American anthem to raise red flags about the terrorist attacks coming from within. Specifically, they called out the President, the FBI, the CIA and American politicians. (dp’s got some many hot tracks I had to throw this one in too.)
Kanye West feat. Game-Crack Music
From the crack epidemic to anthrax, ‘Ye and Game hit home on a number of different issues plaguing the United States and took issue with the way African-Americans have been treated in this country for years.
This track didn’t attack the fundamental beliefs of America as much as some of the other tracks on this list. But in true Em fashion, he used this song to make a statement about the power that he has over the kids living in this country and what that says about America as a whole. He also threw some shots at Dick Cheney’s wife and Tipper Gore just to drive the point home.
Lupe Fiasco-American Terrorist
Just check the title. Gun control, the misconceptions surrounding Muslim beliefs and racism are just a few of the things that Lupe discusses on this controversial track.