Rap Songs With Positive Messages

Today, I was trying to convince my white, 50-year-old-classic-rock- loving dad that rap was intelligent. I did convince him, but he did ask me “Are there any songs that are uplifting? It’s all about guns, hoes, and death. It’s a very depressing genre”. I played some Tupac, and a couple other tracks, but I never really nailed it

What are some rap songs that are good, but also have a positive message?

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Sorry, after this one I’ll be done for a while
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDdauQzB_9I

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Sorry, actually one more, you said he liked classic rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRPmJ6eSUH0

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if he’s 50 then play this bcuz chances are he’ll think its rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZrNqkcFS1E

Its got a guitar solo, but not by drake

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This is a positive message about a mother-son relationship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRs8Q0gut20

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I’m guessing he won’t like the word “nigga”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4o8TeqKhgY

And try KRS-One “My Philosophy”

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I have to give you props for even getting him to listen to rap. I’ve never had success making older generations listen to rap

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I Used to Love H.E.R., Common

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