XXL Lists "15 Hip Hop Songs That Name Drop Maya Angelou"

posted May 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM CDT | 5 comments

XXL Lists "15 Hip Hop Songs That Name Drop Maya Angelou"

Several songs that were influenced by Maya Angelou are listed by the publication.

Maya Angelou's passing, which was reported yesterday (May 28), inspired a XXL list featuring several lyrics that were  

"Word evangelist / Diabolical vandalist," Jean Grae raps on "Killin' Em." "Infamous / Maya Angelou with Marlon Brando shit."

Another rhyme highlighted on the list comes from Dilated Peoples' Rakaa Iriscience. 

"I'm on that Richard Pryor, Bruce Lee," Rakaa rhymes on "Olde English." "Muhammad Ali / Bob Marley / Jimi Hendrix, Salvador Dali / Now we rap Langston Hughes / And Maya Angelous / Out the disco Xanadu / Hip Hop for the streets." 

Kanye West's "Hey Mama" and Wale's "The Artistic Integrity" are also on the list, which is available on XXL

Maya Angelou's work with Common on "The Dreamer" is also on the list. It's below. 

RELATED: Maya Angelou Passes Away

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