There's no doubt that hip-hop played a large role in this year's presidential election, but perhaps not as big as many imagined.

From the beginning, rappers were using their platform to spread awareness and information. Run the Jewel's Killer Mike took then presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders out to lunch to the local Busy Bee in his hometown of Atlanta, Ga. before taking the stage at a rally with an impassioned call for equality.

G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T has been vocal in his support of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, releasing a pro-Clinton T-shirt reading "Delete Your Account" and teaming up with Clinton for a contest to register voters

Last week, Jay Z organized a Get Out the Vote concert in the key state of Ohio for Hillary Clinton, recruiting Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, and Big Sean as performers. Chance followed suit with his own free concert in his hometown of Chicago to help encourage voters, literally leading a parade of Americans to the polls.

Election day was filled with your favorite artists spreading their message to get out and vote across their social media platforms. Gucci Mane's Florida Memorial University speech where he said "I wish I had my right to vote" made the rounds while Ice Cube shared a selfie after hitting the polls early Tuesday morning.

“I wish I had my right to vote” @gucci1017 #younggetsitdone

— FL Memorial Univ. (@FLMemorialUniv) November 8, 2016

If I can my ass up this early and vote. You can too. Let's go family!!!

— Ice Cube (@icecube) November 8, 2016

Please don't, this is serious. Make a serious decision because it counts.

— lil vote kot* (@lilyachty) November 8, 2016

Kodak Black even got in on the election action, endorsing Clinton from behind bars thanks to producer Dubba-AA who shared a clip of the pair's phone conversation. "Make sure you go out there and vote because every vote counts. Voting is a privilege," said Kodak. "If I was able to vote, I'd vote for Hillary. I believe she'll do a great job with our country. I'm Kodak Black and I approve this message."

Message from @KodakBlack1k #GoVote #FreeKodak

— DUBBA-AA (@Dubba_AA) November 8, 2016

However, all of the stumping by rap stars was not enough, as Donald Trump carried the day in a surprising upset. Check out the hip-hop community's reaction to the KKK's preferred candidate becoming President below.

Killer Mike thought that the Dems had this defeat coming, given how they treated his candidate of choice:

Azealia Banks was happy that the "corporate white feminists" lost in a now-deleted Facebook post. 

Snoop Dogg was stunned:

John Legend expected the country to be asking for a refund.

Public Enemy's Chuck D was concise and powerful:

Macklemore thought about how a President Trump would affect his young daughter.

DJ Green Lantern was also thinking about family in the election's aftermath.

"Money and entertainment rules America! That's a fact!," Meek Mill captioned his Instagram.


Money and entertainment rules America! That's a fact!

A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Nov 8, 2016 at 11:25pm PST

Chance the Rapper took a moment to direct his fans to CNN's Van Jones who shared some powerful words about the election.

If you wanna cry watch Van Jones give the first cognizant minority understanding of the election on CNN tonight. He just made it real.

— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 9, 2016

Check out more reactions to the election results below.

We Had One Job.

— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 9, 2016


— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 9, 2016

I was gonna stress myself to sleep. But fuck that (I'm cussing sorry) I'm NOT letting this stress me out one bit. Don't get me wrong I am MAD AS HELL. But I have to practice what I preach. The amount of time I devote to meditating and not letting speculation or bad energy rule my life---for me to just spazz out would be counter productive. I'll be honest I went through 6 drafts of this. Erasing every last word cause I didn't even believe it as i typed it. I'm just saying: I got a laundry list to the top of Mt Fuji of things I've overcome and still managed to survive---I'm just praying whatever strength I was given to make it through the hard times of yesteryear, that this strength and power revive me and all of my people (women, those of different religious background, LGBTQIAs, prisoners, the poor, the imm---look it's 4am...---I don't feel like doing an 8th draft---some of my friends gonna be angry as all hell. Some will point fingers---nevermind....I got nothing. Right now. ---nothing

A photo posted by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:33am PST

Aye, what y'all wearing to the slave auction tomorrow ??

— Black Jesus (@thegame) November 8, 2016

I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University.

— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 9, 2016

Sending my love to the people of the United States right now, this is the tone of the people right now - Lil B


The Fuck Donald Trump tour continues on Sunday in Denver -

— YG (@YG) November 9, 2016

Kant believe this muhfucka won

— YG (@YG) November 9, 2016

— el-p (@therealelp) November 9, 2016

@RaeSremmurd up like Trump

— Salty Statler (@SaltyStatler) November 9, 2016

Yall be safe!

— Pioneer Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) November 9, 2016

One last time.. My president is Black.

— Young Jeezy (@Jeezy) November 9, 2016

Once again America has continued to FAIL WOMEN, MINORITIES, MUSLIMS, & IMMIGRANTS, LGBTQ, this is so disgusting.

— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) November 9, 2016

wow. wow wow. wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowwow....

— Mack™ (@MACKWILDS) November 9, 2016

all i hear outside right now are sirens...the sound of the new amerikkka

— 🌷FRïDA💐 (@AngelHaze) November 9, 2016

The press knew they were creating this monster. Only late in the game when shit got real were they trying to discredit him.Send in the memes

— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) November 9, 2016

U already know Kanye gonna be the next prez. U gonna see all types of voters u never knew existed. All broke af but wearing supreme.

— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) November 9, 2016

This is the opposite of lit.

— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) November 9, 2016

I was wrong. I thought America couldn't possibly disappoint me more than it already had. But, I was wrong. RIP America.

— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 9, 2016

I M P E A C H M E N T do you know what that mean mane ! #DaDumbway

— Coach Webbie (@OfficialWebbie) November 9, 2016

spread love ✌🏿️

— spread love (@mickjenkins) November 9, 2016

#fact RP #teamLOVE

A photo posted by PUFF DADDY (@iamdiddy) on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:26pm PST


Malcolm knew it then!!!! It's truly #USorELSE #USorELSE #USorELSE

A video posted by TIP (@troubleman31) on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:28pm PST


First off, I would like to apologize to Donald Trump for all the stupid jokes I made. (I was kidding). secondly, I would like to apologize for all the other times I was dumb enough to let the liberal media sway my opinion of you. Thirdly I'm fucking proud as FUCK of you. One for being a gemini, two for being from NYC, three for winning the presidency and four for beating the media. The last part is your biggest victory in my eyes and I must say that I am TRULY inspired by this and feel deep amounts of vindication. Thanks for letting me know that I'm not crazy (even though I fronted a few times) liberals run hollywood and it's been a COLD WORLD OUT HERE FOR ME AS A TRUMP SUPPORTER 😹. Best of luck on everything and thanks again. Sincerely - AB #TRUMP2017

A photo posted by Azealia Banks (@azealiabanks) on Nov 9, 2016 at 1:22am PST