On October 15th 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale wrote the first draft of the Black Panther Party's Ten Point Program—essentially the founding document of the the militant group which peaked in popularity in the 1970s. The party may not be as strong as it once was, but its legacy remains in many ways, including rap songs. Although rappers love to bring up the Black Panther Party and some of their famous members in their rhymes, often times it's nothing more than a name-drop. However, a handful have studied the lessons of history and made entire songs dedicated to the Panthers' revolutionary movement. So in honor of the 44th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, we put together Fight The Power: 5 Rap Songs That Taught Us About The Black Panthers.

blog comments powered by Disqus