Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Lamar's association with the movement is more implied than explicit, especially since his controversial statements in the wake of Michael Brown's killing. The rapper did not set out to create an anthem for protestors with his hopeful exploration of black pride, but it ended up being adopted by many who would chant "We gon' be alright!" during protests.
They Said: "It's a chant of hope and feeling," he told The New York Times in December 2015. "I credit that to Pharrell, for being able to present an arrangement and to inspire me to do a record like that. Immediately, I knew the potential."
Key Lyric: "Ni**a, and we hate po-po/Wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho'/Ni**a, I'm at the preacher's door/My knees getting' weak and my gun might blow/But we gon' be alright."