Hip-hop Is Saving America

This year alone, Hip-hop has been rising to echelons that we haven’t even conceived to be possible. Let’s face it; it’s been a legendary year so far.  With releases like TPAB and Meow the Jewels raising awareness for social issues plaguing America, to Rich Homie Quan refusing to stop going in, it’s irrefutable that a good year of hip-hop yields excellent results not only in the music industry, but in society. Because of this good year of hip-hop, unemployment rates have dropped, gay marriage is now legalized, and presidential nominee Bernie Sanders is amassing a strong following. Some might say, “Hey Mark, what about correlation and how it doesn’t imply causation? Hey Mark, what about all the police violence and shootings throughout Obama’s two terms?” To which I reply, fuck-you-I’m-right-let-me-show-you-with-these-enticing-graphs.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rates this year have dropped to a remarkable 5.1 percent compared to 2010’s 10.0. To compare even further, the unemployment rate has been its lowest it’s ever been in seven years. For example, the lowly year of 2013 gave us Marshall Mathers LP 2 composed by some burnt out rapper trying to make it.

In 2015, God graced us with:

  • Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
  • DMX – Redemption Of The Beast
  • Joey Bada$$B4.Da.$$
  • Lupe FiascoTetsuo & Youth
  • Jarren Benton – Slow Motion
  • Kid Ink – Full Speed
  • Open Mike Eagle – A Special Episode Of
  • Slim Thug – Hogg Life: The Beginning
  • DrakeIf You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late
  • Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
  • Fashawn – The Ecology
  • Ghostface Killa/BBNG – Sour Soul
  • Chris Brown/Tyga – Fan Of A Fan: The Album
  • Z-Ro – Melting The Crown
  • Cannibal Ox – Blade Of The Ronin
  • G-Unit – The Beast Is G-Unit
  • Freddie Gibbs – Pronto
  • Heems – Eat Pray Thug
  • Lord Finesse – The SP1200 Project: A Re-Awakening
  • Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  • Da Mafia 6ix – Watch What U Wish…
  • Lil’ Flip – El Jefe
  • Action Bronson – Mr. Wonderful
  • Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside
  • Farid Bang – Asphalt Massaka 3
  • Kaaris – Le Bruit de mon âme
  • J-Live – His Own Self
  • Ludacris – Ludaversal
  • Wale – The Album About Nothing
  • CurrensyPilot Talk III
  • Cashis – The County Hound 3
  • Ceschi – Broken Bone Ballads
  • Flo Rida – My House
  • Booba – D.U.C.
  • Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb
  • Project Pat – Mista Don’t Play 2: Everythangs Money
  • Young Thug – Barter 6
  • Currensy – Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes
  • L’Orange/Jeremiah Jae – The Night Took Us In Like Family
  • Yelawolf – Love Story
  • Blueprint – King No Crown
  • Insane Clown Posse – The Marvellous Missing Link: Lost
  • Raekwon – Fly International Luxurious Art
  • JME – Integrity
  • Tech N9ne – Special Effects
  • Knxwledge – Hud Dreams
  • Nappy Roots – The 40 Akerz Project
  • Oddisee – The Good Fight
  • Snoop Dogg – Bush
  • Camp Lo – Ragtime Hightimes
  • Murs – Have A Nice Life
  • Youssoupha – NGRTD
  • Twista/Do Or Die – Withdrawal
  • A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP
  • Boosie BadazzTouch Down 2 Cause Hell
  • Dizzy Wright – The Growing Process
  • Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiment – Surf
  • Lacrim – R.I.P.R.O. Volume 1
  • Dom Kennedy – By Dom Kennedy
  • Jedi Mind Tricks – The Thief And The Fallen
  • Lil’ Durk – Remember My Name
  • Troy Ave – Major Without A Deal
  • Nekfeu – Feu
  • Large Professor – RE: Living
  • Czarface – Every Hero Needs A Villain
  • Slum Village – Yes!
  • Pete Rock – PeteStrumentals 2
  • Skyzoo – Music For My Friends
  • King Los – God, Money, War
  • Tyga – The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty
  • The Internet – Ego Death
  • Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money
  • Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
  • Lil Wayne – Free Weezy Album
  • Krept And Konan – The Long Way Home
  • Statik Selektah – Lucky 7
  • Ghostface Killa – Twelve Reasons To Die II
  • Slim Thug – Hogg Life Vol. 2: Still Surviving
  • Public Enemy – Man Plans God Laughs
  • Chris Webby – Jamo Neat
  • Future – Dirty Sprite 2
  • Joell Ortiz/Illmind – Human
  • Pitbull – Dale
  • Your Old Droog – The Nicest
  • Capone/Noreaga – Lessons
  • Hopsin – Pound Syndrome
  • L’Orange/Kool Keith – Time? Astonishing!
  • Trae Tha Truth – Tha Truth
  • Shady Records – Southpaw
  • Gunplay – Living Legend
  • Insane Clown Posse – The Marvellous Missing Link: Found
  • Lil Debbie – homegrown
  • Lil Dicky – Professional Rapper
  • Migos – Yung Rich Nation
  • Chief Keef – Bang 3
  • Warren G – Regulate… G Funk Era, Pt. II
  • Dr. Dre – Compton
  • Gangrene – You Disgust Me
  • Obie Trice – The Hangover
  • B.o.B. – Psycadelik Thoughtz
  • Chinx – Welcome To JFK
  • Styles P – A Wise Guy And A Wise Guy
  • Method Man – The Meth Lab
  • Mick Jenkins – Wave[s]
  • Sean PriceSongs In The Key Of Price
  • Scarface – Deeply Rooted
  • Travis Scott – Rodeo
  • Glasses Malone – GlassHouse 2: Life Ain’t Nuthin’ But…
  • Jay Rock – 90059
  • Sir Michael Rocks – Populair
  • T.I. – Da Nic’
  • Blackalicious – Imani Vol. 1
  • Chief Keef – Bang 3, Pt. II
  • Mac Miller – GO:OD AM
  • Young Dro – Da Reality Show
  • Drake/Future – What A Time To Be Alive
  • Apollo Brown – Grandeur
  • Big Boi/Phantogram – Big Grams
  • Casey Veggies – Live And Grow
  • Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
  • Milo – So The Flies Don’t Come
  • Paul Wall – Slab God
  • The Underachievers – Evermore: The Art Of Duality
  • Chuck Inglish – Everybody’s Big Brother

And a couple others. Still don’t believe that Hip-hop is making a positive impact to the unemployment rate? Just look at the graph below where our data analysts surveyed national statistics compared to Hip-hop in the Music industry. (Editor’s Note: Be careful here. The decrease in unemployment rates isn’t necessarily a good thing. This also means that people drop out of the job search market, and although still unemployed, they are no longer counted within Labor statistics.)

What the fuck am I doing

In hip-hop history, the release of GKMC by Kendrick Lamar in 2012 signifies the turning point.

Can this just be some simple coincidence? Hell no, every day at True Too Laboratories our analysts work by the minute to prove to you that our data is fucking real. You may ask, “Hey Mark, what about Yeezus, Acid Rap, or Doris? Those were released in 2013!” To which again I counter-argue with the fact that you only know what I tell you based on this article.

Hip-hop this year has been so strong, that not only has it affected unemployment rates, but it has also impacted U.S. legislature. Because of this year’s fantastic releases, America legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Banning same-sex marriage through state was considered unconstitutional on June 26th, 2015 by the U.S. Supreme Court following the Obergefell vs. Hodges case. In the same month, Wacka Flocka Flame released his album, Flockaveli 2Some might say this is a coincidence, hell, even I told our scientists it was. But they proved me wrong yet again. With this graph.


How Flockaveli 2 Saved The Gays

Wow. Just wow. Can Hip-hop get any better for humanity? The answer is yes.

Drake’s surprise mixtape (that you have to pay for. You have to pay for this mixtape. IT’S A MIXTAPE.)dropped on February 11th. A day later, Obama approached congress to take the fight to ISIS. After listening to Donnie Trumpet’s Surf, Bernie Sanders announced his presidential candidacy on the same day. On the last day of June, President Obama listened to Migos’ Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas) that dropped the same month and decided to lift sanctions on Iran. Is the hip-hop Illuminati hard at play here? Are they colluding with President-Lizard-Muslim-Not-Born-In-Hawaii Obama?

The evidence provided is a slap to the face with a palm full of shaving cream. It’s the awakening moment you have when you see your friend in public with socks and sandals. It’s the profound experience you have when you realize that girl the other night at the bars was hitting on you and you’re in a coffee shop in the morning abruptly freaking out from the chance that you could have had yelling “fuck, fuck, fuck” and then trying to cover it up by explaining that your coffee was too hot. 2015 so far is a great year for Hip-hop, and it only makes sense that the US, and the world, would react may it be positive or negative in nature.

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