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#rapalbumsthatcausedslavery is a satirical hashtag associated with parodies of hip hop album titles that are altered to convey imageries of slavery and racism. It was launched with a mocking intent in response to a TV news program discussion about the University of Oklahoma Racism Incident in March 2015, during which a commentator asserted that rap music could have been an influence on the behaviors of the students involved in the incident.
On March 11th, 2015, the news network MSNBC aired an episode of the talk show Morning Joe , in which the members of the program discussed the University of Oklahoma Racism Incident. Commentators Bill Kristol and Mika Brzezinski in particular asserted that the incident was triggered by rap music, claiming that the perpetrators of the incident had picked up on the language from listening to the genre.
Later that day, the hashtag was created in response to the incident. Several tweets which used it were re-tweeted by hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, which helped spread the hashtag. Its spread was noted by several news and media outlets.
OH MY GOD "@rodimusprime: Three Fifths Mafia #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery"
— chi (@craetures) March 24, 2015
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted – Ice Cube #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery
— JULIAN.xxx.Taylor (@BuggishRuggish) March 22, 2015
LOL!! PRICELESS!: "Boyz N The Hoodz – Eazy E #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery pic.twitter.com/ZQnsByuXFh” @28Stinni
— A. Adar Ayira (@AdarAyiraViews) March 16, 2015
Distant Relatives: Massa My Daddy Too #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery
— Tayzus (@TayAurelia) March 16, 2015
“@BullhammerPT: LL Cool J "Massa said knock you out" #rapalbumsthatcausedslavery”
— THOT MESSIAH ™ † (@jujuofficial) March 15, 2015
Straight out of cotton #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery
— Coco (@cocoxocherie) March 14, 2015
Who "Bought" Ya – Notorious B.I.G. #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery
— Renee Fletcher (@RThomFletch) March 14, 2015
 Talking Points Memo – Bill Kristol: Rap Music To Blame For Oklahoma Frat's Racist Chant
 Talking Points Memo – Twitter Explodes With 'Rap Albums That Caused Slavery' After MSNBC Segment
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