The 10 Most Ignorant Lines About Martin Luther King Jr. in Rap History

3. 2Pac on "Words of Wisdom" (1991)

Lyric: "Why is Martin Luther King in my book each week?/He told blacks, if they get smacked, turn the other cheek"

In the preceding line, 2Pac praises Malcolm X because "he tried to educate and liberate all blacks." This is true, and X's work was also necessary and worthy of acknowledgment, but Dr. King fought the same fight. Plus, it's King's devotion to non-violent demonstration that carried his message even further.

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