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The sound of capitalism: my top tracks

By Steve Yates  

In his article “The Sound of Capitalism” (in this month’s Prospect), Steve Yates wrote that critics who focus on the “money, cars and glamour” in rap music only see a fraction of the story. Here he chooses his five top tracks and explains how they changed hip hop.

Although these tracks are all fairly well known, I’ve omitted some of hip hop’s biggest hits: tracks such as “The Message” or “Fight the Power” or “I Know You Got Soul,” which I figure anyone troubling to click this link will already know. This list could, of course, have gone on…

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