What 5 songs would you play to change someone's negative view of Hip-Hop?

There are many people with negative views of hip hop. Many people don’t seem to know that there is hip hop that talks about real issues, and it’s not all just about strippers, money and jewellery. My question is, which 5 songs would you play to change people’s negative perception of hip hop?

November 27th, 2013
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Hurts me Soul, Lupe Fiasco
Dance, NaS
Keisha’s Song, Kendrick Lamar
Family Business, KanYe West
The Prayer, KiD CuDi
Thieves in the Night, Black Star (mos def + talib kweli)

I know thats 6 but suck it.

November 27th, 2013

Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst, K.Dot
Fetus, Nas
How I Got Over, The Roots
A Christmas Fucking Miracle, Run The Jewels
Stop The Violence, BDP

November 27th, 2013

He Say She Say by Lupe Fiasco
Hurts me Soul by Lupe Fiasco
Be Intro by Common
Exhibit C by Jay Electronica (to show that rap is lyrical)
Why by Jadakiss

November 27th, 2013

Awkward by Tyler the Creator
Sing About Me, Dying of Thirst by Kendrick Lamar
The Last Song by Yelawolf
Acid Rain by Chance the Rapper
Fly High by Dizzy Wright

November 27th, 2013
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anything from canibos

November 27th, 2013
November 27th, 2013
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Changes — Tupac
Hurt Me Soul — Lupe Fiasco
Fly(Song of Liberation) — Blu
The Message — GrandMaster Flash & The Furious Five
Just Another Day — Blu

November 27th, 2013
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@Sense oh yea the message & changes 4 sure

November 27th, 2013

I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Changes is the song that have attracted most people into hiphop.

November 27th, 2013
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Anything from Jay Electronica just to kill any stereotypes of Hip Hop the said person has. Then some Kendrick and Lupe to make the person a full fledged fan.

November 27th, 2013

The Message — Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Changes — 2Pac
Any song from Canibus
Fight the Power — Public Enemy
Own It — Drake (Need to show we got that sensitivity and feels too bruh)

If they continue on:
Still Don’t Give a Fuck — Eminem
Let them suck it, call it a day.

November 27th, 2013

Aight, either play
Grandmaster Flash, Sugarhill Gang or Melle Mel — Any Songs
Rakim — I ain’t no joke
Gang Starr — Moment of Truth
Wu-Tang Clan — Gravel Pit
2Pac — Got my mind made up

there you have it

November 27th, 2013
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Stan — Eminem.
Changes — 2Pac.
Hypnotize — Biggie.
The Message — Granmaster Flash.
The Prayer — KiD CuDi.

Remember, these aren’t the greatest rap songs, they are ones to change people’s perception on Rap Music. So they have to be good lyrically, and catchy.

November 27th, 2013
November 27th, 2013