Racism is a very prominent issue in today’s society. African American Music can be used to bring awareness of social issues and go more in depth of the disenfranchisement of our people. Sho Barraka is one artist that I know discusses many issues such as gentrification, the school to prison pipeline and other issues that affect the black community. There are so many thoughts and emotions that can be provoked through black music and that’s why it holds so much importance in our community. As discussed in class James Brown worst single was an inspiration to many rap and r&b artist. Each artist inspires and encourages one another within the black community and beyond.