10 Rap Songs That Would Have Made Nelson Mandela Smile

Last night (Dec. 5), the world was struck with the saddening news of Nelson Mandela’s passing. As we mourn his death and look back on his unbelievable achievements in helping break down apartheid and racism in South Africa, we can see how his unshakable faith in the ideal of peace helped shape not only the world around him, but the culture that came after.

We picked ten songs that Mandela would be proud of, whether it was for their specific message or their ideological thrust, because even though Mandela is gone, his dedication will ripple through generations for centuries to come.