Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement

Remembering the songs of the movement

Rappers Under the Gun

by James Hill

November 23, 2016

It’s hard to remember now, but hip hop used to be seen as pretty dangerous.

The new music bubble up out of the ghettos of New York, Los Angeles and other cities to bring uncensored stories of tough, inner-city life that was disturbing to lots of folks. Naturally, this put some on edge and even pushed some to try to enact laws against it. As Kurupt mentioned in “Unsung,” folks like Al Sharpton took real shots at his work and he wasn’t the only one.

Here’s just a taste of five rappers who saw their art form under attack.

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