Jay Z Performs At O2 Arena In London

Jay Z Says Hip Hop Has Done More for Race Relations Than Most Cultural Icons

“I think that hip hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons,” he says. “Save Martin Luther King, because his dream speech we realize[d] when President 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.”

 

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