All the hip-hop stars who are leading a movement against Trump this election

Warning: The clips and links in this article may contain explicit language
A host of rappers and hip hop artists have spoken out against Donald Trump.
A host of rappers and hip hop artists have spoken out against Donald Trump.

One thing Donald Trump has achieved in this election is uniting some of hip-hop's biggest names against what they perceive to be a common enemy.

As the election draws to a close, more and more rappers and hip-hop artists have spoken out against Trump, and they're not holding back.

Jay-Z and Beyonce have appeared at Hillary Clinton rallies, Mac Miller has been publicly outspoken about Trump since his song Donald Trump released in 2011, Chris Brown went on a now deleted anti-Trump rant on Instagram and so did T.I, Nicki Minaj called out Trump during a Tidal show - and that's just the beginning.

Here are some of the bigger statements hip-hop has made against Trump leading up to the election:

Eminem

Campaign Speech is an eight-minute long freestyle Eminem rap about Trump being a "loose cannon" and a "weapon of mass destruction".

YG

Rapper YG wrote and recorded a song called FDT (F*** Donald Trump), and later went on to join forces with G-Eazy and Macklemore to make FDT Part 2.

YG told CNN his concerns over Trump's anti-Mexican stance, his dismissal of police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement prompted him to speak out.

"He can't be counted on to handle these issues. This issue is important to the black community, period. It's life. It's bigger than hip-hop."

YG also went on to hand out free bagels in his hometown on election day. The bagels were dyed orange and dubbed "FDT bagels".

Vic Mensa

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel's show, Vic performed his hit 16 Shots, a tribute to Laquan McDonald, the 17-year-old who was fatally shot by police in Chicago in 2014.

But before the song ended, he stopped it to say: "I'm a young black man from Chicago and I'm tired of not being able to trust the police. I want to have faith in the men and women sworn to protect me. I don't wanna see another 17-year-old kid like Laquan McDonald murdered in the street.

"So when I hear a candidate talking about law and order, and stop and frisk is the answer to our problems... you don't know our problems in Chicago, and you damn sure don't speak for us. Tomorrow we have the biggest election of our lifetime, so you gotta get out and vote against hate. Donald Trump is a racist, and if you don't vote, racism wins."

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper. Photo / AP
Chance the Rapper. Photo / AP

Chance has remained outspoken throughout the election, but the day before the main event, managed to mobilise thousands of youths to go and cast an early vote.

The rapper, also from Chicago, put on a free show in his hometown and once it was done, led the crowd through the streets to vote. And while they marched to the polls, fans chanted: "Not Donald Trump".



- NZ Herald

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