If you look at the song white privilege II by macklemore a follow up to his first white privilege. He talks about exactly what the title says that white people have a privilege and it’s wrong. In the song a voice says, “"So, they feel that the police are discriminating against the... the black people? — I have an advantage? Why? Cause I'm white?
There is even black rapper like j-cole discriminating against white rappers. In fire Squad released in 2014 he said, “History repeats itself and that's just how it goes
Same way that these rappers always bite each others flows
Same thing that my ***** Elvis did with Rock n Roll
Justin Timberlake, Eminem and then Macklemore” All these people are white and he says that they are biting each others flows. He goes even farther by saying, “ white people have snatched the sound” This proves logics point when he says that he is treated unfairly as a white rapper. These are the two types of political rap and examples of them.
How itś Changed
Now political rap has changed from the time of NWA to 2017. Political rap changes as politics changes. A good example of this is in 2012 mac miller released a song titled Donald Trump talked about him in a good way. The song says, “Take over the world when I'm on my Donald Trump ****” This shows that he thinks he is a good person.
Also Rae sremmurd released a song called, “Up Like Trump” Even the title refers to Trump in a good way. Then everything changed when Trump decided to run for President. People started to make songs against Trump. An example is FDT which stands for “ **** Donald Trump” The song got over 20,000,000 views on youtube!
With this wild success YG made a second one “FDT part 2” with Macklemore and G-Eazy. Saying “Your politics are like a Starburst pack (why?) Nobody *****with the orange one” This line is against Trump talking about his orange face. Logan Paul a famous youtuber, former viner, movie producer and music video director made a song called “2016” talking about all the bad things in 2016 and you guessed it he talks about Trump. He says, “Trump elected president, you really ******* blew it” With all these changes In Politics changes in the music also happens. That is how political rap changes with politics.
So have your views on rap changed or do you understand more about the music. If so great. So who cares, well Barack Obama does. His favorite song of 2015 was “How much a Dollar Cost” a political song by Kendrick Lamar. Old political rap, different types of political rap and how it’s changed is making a difference in politics now and that is why!