For the most part, Jay Z does his best to stay out of controversial political and social issues.
But recently, he’s been vocal about issues such as prison reform and police brutality. In the most recent episode of Oprah’s Master Class, the uber successful rapper shared some interesting views on race relations.
I think that hip-hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons. Save Martin Luther King, because his dream speech we realize[d] when President [Barack] Obama got elected. But, the impact of the music, you know, this music didn’t only influence kids from urban areas. It influenced people all around the world.
Later on, Hov went on to elaborate.
It’s very difficult to teach racism when your kid looks up to Snoop Doggy Dogg. Before people partied in separate clubs. There were hip-hop clubs and there were techno clubs. Now people party together, and once you have people partying, dancing, and singing along to the same music, then conversations naturally happen after that.
Grio fam, do you agree?