February 21, 2015 Leave a comment
Originally posted on AllHipHop:
Hip-Hop emerged on the heels of the civil rights movement in America. Therefore, the influence and messages of the Black Panthers, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X were all very prevalent in rap’s early days. And with Saturday, February 21, 2015, being the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s passing, AllHipHop.com wanted to pay tribute to the civil rights icon by celebrating his life and acknowledging the impact he played in so many people’s lives. Here is a list of ways in which Malcolm X helped shape Hip-Hop. As a culture, it is will always be better than it would’ve been without him.
Samples: Naming music that samples Malcolm X would be an entire other (very long) list, so as a way of giving props to all of them, check out Keith Leblanc’s record, “No Sell Out.” The precedent that this Tommy Boy-released song set over 30…
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