Most people like to affirm that music, like other types of art, has the ability to channel deep emotions which were completely hidden beforehand. Others tend to highlight different aspects of it, such as the capacity that a song may have to spark our creativity and help us arrive at new ideas. But what many tend to overlook is the fact that music can also completely change the course of history by addressing crucial social issues and have a huge impact on any society. These are some of the essential songs which changed everything. If you’re a hip hop fan, then don’t miss #11 and #2!
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