Here are a few different ways hip hop has reacted to the shocking wave of racially driven killings in the past two weeks.
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations.
July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota
July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas.
July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
Hip hop artists have responded to these events in a variety of ways. Click through the gallery to see the varying mediums in and tones with which they've reacted.