35 Hip-Hop Songs About Independence

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  • The Diplomats
    It's the 4th of July again, and <em>XXL</em> is here to celebrate the 238th birthday of the United States of America. And what better way to do that than to celebrate independence? While you light up your barbecues, check out these 35 songs about independence. And remember, Dipset is the most patriotic rap group of all time. We're kidding. Or are we? Happy 4th of July!
  • Ab-Soul
    <h2>Ab-Soul, "Showin' Love"</h2>"HiiiPower/Pissing on the Declaration Of Independence/And you can bet my John Hancock the biggest/Fuck a proposition, 'less it's in my best, interest"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/U_uEanypI5c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Atmosphere
    <h2>Atmosphere, "Bitter"</h2>"So independent but undependable/We're all getting old, now take a mental note"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hK-EZwZviv8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • crooked-i
    <h2>Crooked I, "Independent"</h2>"We independent, homie/We independent, boy/We independent, shawty/We independent, boy/We independent, baby/Them independent boys"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Jx2rGjHrpUI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • currensy
    <h2>Curren$y, "Double 07"</h2>"My independence remain/'Cause I ain't working for the radio station like Martin Payne/I grind and maintain my peace of mind/Almost lost it once on the line/But see that I found it just in time"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/XPX-7ivnGkA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • dizzy-wright
    <h2>Dizzy Wright, "Independent Living"</h2>"I'm doin' good I don't need a deal/Independent livin', how do people feel?/I'ma do this shit without a major, ho/See we Funk Volume known to keep it real"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-QaTEMWya3w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • gang-starr
    <h2>Gang Starr, "Conspiracy"</h2>"You can't tell me life was meant to be like this/A black man in a world dominated by whiteness/Ever since the Declaration of Independence/We've been easily brainwashed by just one sentence"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gu9_PfnQOPo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • goodie-mob
    <h2>Goodie Mob, "Beautiful Skin"</h2>"I just, wanna be, there's no need to put titles on you and me/Those are limitations, living and learning are our only obligations/Equality, honesty, independence, intelligence, emotion and devotion/Humbly seeking to hear God when he's speaking"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wzDMHcxFGbE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Hieroglyphics
    <h2>Hieroglyphics, "Powers That Be"</h2>"It's us against the world/Fuck popular opinion/They scoff cause we was different/But we did it all for independence/Now we goin' off 'em with a vengeance"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/H3wGqi21298" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • hodgy-beats
    <h2>Hodgy Beats, "Alone"</h2>"They all scheming, man/All they want is your motherfucking paper/Your motherfucking talent, whatever you got/Don't give up your independence, nigga/And your motherfucking mind/That's all you got"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NUlnjkcmTEo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Hoodie-Allen
    <h2>Hoodie Allen, "No Interruption"</h2>"They told me make my money frontin' on that weed style/Tell 'em I be too old for it/And I gave my brother my ID/She independent, bet these bitches never find me"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_t431MAUQlQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • J-Cole
    <h2>J Cole, "All I Want"</h2>"I hit the club when you left me thinking that could heal/Tryin' to celebrate my Independence Day, Will Smith"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/n7PVhQPaFNY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Jae-Millz
    <h2>Jae Millz, "BedRock"</h2>"She ain't got a man, but she's not alone/Miss Independent, yeah, she got her own/Hey gorgeous, um, I mean flawless/Well, that's what you are, how I see it is how I call it"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ha80ZaecGkQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Jarren-Benton
    <h2>Jarren Benton, "Funk Volume 2013"</h2>"Shining just like jewelry/Yeah, fuck you haters who ain't with it/And you labels, that's it, homie/We did it independent, bitch." <br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/57XlxwPh9OE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • juelz-santana
    <h2>Juelz Santana, "Beamer, Benz And Bentley"</h2>"Hit the club, ordered bottles, see them sparks in the sky/We'll have this whole bitch looking like the 4th of July"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dTR7yvONCV8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • logic-feature
    <h2>Logic, "Numbers"</h2>"I said it's all about the fans, not about the record sales/They said it wouldn't work, I told them go fuck themselves/Why you think I'm independent? Visionaries never fail"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/48jIM02H8h0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Lupe-Fiasco
    <h2>Lupe Fiasco, "Drizzy's Law"</h2>"But I put my name on it, but don't wanna end the friendship/And that's the Declaration of Independence/Would you lie for it?/Would you die for it?/Put fireworks outside in that sky for it?"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/b_gjkSddnaM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • mac-miller
    <h2>Mac Miller, "Smile Back"</h2>"Tell them haters, call your army, bring your tanks/I'm a big boy with a big bank/Self-employed, independent, once you start don't take no breaks/Work until I get it, I bet it's gonna take a second"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/T_Mt6Isew_0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • masta-ace-edo-g
    <h2>Edo G, "Here I Go Again"</h2>"Third album was comin' out sloppy/All of a sudden, Mercury dropped me/It felt like my world ended/Until I found the blessings of independence"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/daYh9bgi6JY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • MasterP
    <h2>Master P, "Independent"</h2>"I'm independent, unbelievable/They sleeping on a giant, I just get the dough/I just get the dough/I just get the dough"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wSFyGS7dKbo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Method-Man
    <h2>Method Man, "Cradle Rock"</h2>"The aliens they just landed and you in the way/Overthrow these niggas planet, Independence Day"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E2KAXhJoWtY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • mgk
    <h2>Machine Gun Kelly, "Wild Boy"</h2>"I'm in Mexico getting marijuana from Miguel/Bring it back to the states, put it on a scale/Measure it at half a eight, put 'em in the shell/Split it then I roll it then light it up like it's Independence Day/I got a bottle rocket, I put it in the air."<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/A_J7kEhY9sM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • migos-xxl
    <h2>Migos, "Islands"</h2>"On the islands cooling like Gullah Gullah/I'm independent I ain't trying to sign to Warner Brothers/We'll take ten mil for a label deal/And I don't want the PT if it ain't Double Seal"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-gMDBl2wbBI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • nas
    <h2>Nas, "Get Down"</h2>"This a year I won't forget/Sold CD's double platinum, met more execs/Southern niggas, independent label, real killers/Know the business, ran Tennessee for years, now they chillin'"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cS_bDnxCnkc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Ne-Yo-featured
    <h2>Ne-Yo, "Miss Independent"</h2>"She got her own thing/That's why I love her/Miss Independent/Won't you come and spend a little time?" <br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/k6M5C-oKw9k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Nicki-Minaj
    <h2>Nicki Minaj, "I'm Legit"</h2>"Lookin' at me like it's my fault/Tryna take sneak pictures with they iPhone/I like independent bitches like July 4th/Now that's what young Harriet died for"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WYcgkZWT4Q8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Raekwon
    <h2>Raekwon, "We Go Wherever We Want"</h2>"Everybody love me/His texture's automatic money/Independent drug game, dummy"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LJ49E2868d0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • rapsody
    <h2>Rapsody, "Lonely Thoughts"</h2>"My independent ass motherfucker they couldn't water/Down, look around, the takeover done took over/And we been doing shit that you average rapper can't shoulder"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/guW95tB08_4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Slaughterhouse Portrait Session
    <h2>Royce Da 5'9", "Independent's Day"</h2>"Round here, round here, round here/Round here they call me independie/'Cause of how independent my pen be/Movin' on that paper, movin' that paper"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/K1h06btxbvU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • salt-n-pepa
    <h2>Salt-N-Pepa, "Independent"</h2>"Woman and I am independent/I make my own money so don't tell me how to spend it/'Cause you need me, and I don't need you/So listen close, boy, to my independent funk"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1I8J7Q1ho-4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • smoke-dza
    <h2>Smoke DZA, "Black Independence"</h2>"Independent as fuck, I own me/Publish shit, merchandise, show money/If I don’t kill my food I won’t eat/You see all my moves, that’s all me/Controlling my own destiny/Knowing the value of my equity"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/f8aQ3Chr-50" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • tech-n9ne
    <h2>Tech N9ne, "See Me"</h2>"I'm easily beast and my hand is in my belt/What? I'm independent and I'm feeling myself"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CjDAaeTUJqI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • TI
    <h2>T.I., "Fancy"</h2>"Independent with the demeanor of an R&B singer/Naked ring finger, M3 Beamer/Champagne Range/Triple white Jag/Closet full of brand new clothes and handbags"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vx3tcbQ4Dr4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • waka-flocka-flame
    <h2>Waka Flocka Flame, "I Don't Really Care"</h2>"Sparkles on my champagne Independence Day/I ain't really want your number, your friend look better anyway"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-cVp_ow2KTA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • webbie
    <h2>Webbie, "Independent"</h2>"I-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t. Do you know what that mean?/She got her own house, she got her own car/Two jobs, work hard, you a bad broad"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jCUiGArhW2M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • migos1
    <h2>Migos, "Trophies (Remix)"</h2>"We came from jiggin' the Impala to smashin' them models/We independent, we don't need none of your major dollars"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-5_ggNewesU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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