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As the great Nina Simone once said, “it’s the artist’s duty to reflect the times,” and in 2017, modern hip-hop artists from all over the country have acted on their duty and done just that: reflect the times. Here’s a playlist of my favorite hip hop released within the trump era, for the trump era.

Vic Mensa: 16 Shots

Ice Cube- good cop bad cop

Oshun: Not my President

Kendrick Lamar: Element

Cupcakke- Picking Cotton

Innant James: Black

M.I.A.: Visa

Brother Ali: Dear Black Son

Clipping: Fat Fingers

Jay Z: The Story of OJ

A Tribe Called Quest: We the People

Princess Nokia: Brown Girl Blues


Schoul Boy Q & Joey Bada$$: Rockabye Baby

Open Mike Eagle & Paul White: The Curse of Hypervigilance

Likwuid Stylez: Faytal Silence