Conscious Rap: Definition

Conscious Rap: Definition

Conscious rap is a sub-genre of hip-hop that focuses on creating awareness and imparting knowledge. Conscious rappers traditionally decry violence, discrimination, and other societal ailments. It’s propelled by the conviction that radical social change comes through knowledge of self and personal discovery.

Most conscious hip hop artists have not attained the same level of commercial success as mainstream hip-hop, though there are some notable exceptions to this such as 2Pac, Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, J.Cole, Lupe Fiasco and Common.

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    The rise of Conscious Hip Hop in the UK >

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    Eminem is also turning into a sort of conscious rapper.