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Best Political Hip Hop Bands/Rappers

List Criteria: Only rappers who are known for their political or social commentary in their lyrics

By it's explosive nature and origins in cities, hip hop is political. Whether subversive or explicitly described, political rap has been one of the strongest genres of hip hop. Most political rappers are outspoken, which has endeared them to their fans and the communities whose viewpoints they represent. Political rap has been a thorn in the side of those who they oppose and often times are some of the most outspoken musicians. Political rap shouldn't be confused with conscious rap, though similar in some facets, but political rap refers to rappers who have strong political agendas.

So, who are the best political rappers? Any political rap list has to include the likes of Public Enemy, N.W.A., Lupe Fiasco, all of which are known for their strong political views. These groups are among the best rappers of all time and are some of the most important rappers ever. Political rap means rappers have to take a stand and say what they believe. Needless to say, if you're a fan of political rap, you appreciate what these rappers are saying.

That said, it's up to you to determine who is the best political rapper. The greatest political hip hop bands have strong followings so let your voice be heard. Thumbs up for the rappers you like, thumbs down for the ones you don't. This list answers the questions "who are the best political hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest political hip hop musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular political hip hop bands that you might've heard of.(55 items)

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    Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary, Volume 1

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    Uncensored, Key to the Game 3, Soundtrack to the Struggle

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    It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Fear of a Black Planet, ...

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    Straight Outta Compton, Niggaz4Life, Greatest Hits

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    All Eyez on Me, Me Against the World, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day ...

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    Black on Both Sides, True Magic, The New Danger

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    Let's Get Free, RBG: Revolutionary but Gangsta, Turn Off the Radio: The ...

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    Food & Liquor, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, ...

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    AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, The Predator, Death Certificate

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    Hip Hop Lives, Return of the Boom Bap, Criminal Minded

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    Violent by Design, A History of Violence, Servants in Heaven

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    The Message, The Message, The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash

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    Delights of the Garden, This Is Madness, The Last Poets

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    Naked Dinner

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    Rip the Jacker, Hip-Hop for $ale, C of Tranquility

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    First Born, By the Throat, E&A

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    Bridges, Winter in America, The First Minute of a New Day

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    Liar & a Thief, Fightin' Words, Triple Optix EP

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    The Struggle Continues, Modern Day City Symphony, Good Things

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    Soul on Ice, Rasassination, Eat or Die

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    The Narcicyst, We Are the Medium, Leap of Faith

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    Fight with Tools, The Circle in the Square, Platypus

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    Sole and the Skyrider Band, Exhile, Bottle of Humans

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    Planet Of Da Apes, Guerillas in tha Mist

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    Dangerous Connection, DC2: Bars of Death, Moment of Rarities

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    I Phantom, I Heard It Today, Mo' Mega

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    Dedication, Ihda', Dabke on the Moon

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    The UnAmerican LP, Living in the Shadow

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    Habemus Capa, ?!, La mia buona stella

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    Fallen Soldiers, 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two, Royalty of Rap

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    Diskretni Heroji, Svi zajedno, BSSST...Tišinčina!

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    Dwight Spitz, Begborrowsteel, Pre-Life Crisis

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    Prisoners of War, Every Day I Wake Up on the Wrong Side of Capitalism

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    King Del Rap, Marracash, Roccia Music II

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    Action Packed Adventure!

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    Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk (feat. No Self Control and The Band), Change the ...

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    More Than Music, Awakening, The Promise That Heaven Kept

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    Bad Times (I Can't Stand It), The Gigolo Rapp, Bad Times (I Can't Stand ...

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    Savoir & vivre ensemble, Ma Vérité, Si C'était ...

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    The Mammoth Tusk

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