In just mere days the skies will be blanketed in gunpowder, the streets will smell of charred meat, and cities will be empties as citizen flee for open fields with rations of food and beverages. Put away the shotgun. It’s not the zombie apocalypse, it’s the 4th of July — the celebration of all things America.

The relationship between Uncle Sam and rap music, of course, has been strained since the jump. Rap being the voice of the people, and the people feeling somewhat oppressed, a little dissent was bound to show itself in hip-hop. For this Independence Day edition of SlamXSounds, we have a playlist of controversial content to heat up the picnic table discussion — a little something for you to ponder when you pass the potato salad.


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