In light of today’s national holiday, rappers Soulja Boy Tell Em, Talib Kweli, RZA and more have celebrated the life of late civil rights activist and motivational speaker, Martin Luther King, Jr. (SOHH)
Despite only being 19, Soulja Boy paid homage to King’s 1960’s movement.
“What would it be like if Martin Luther King Jr. became president?,” he asked via Twitter on Monday (January 18). “R.I.P A legend who died for us. I salute him with utmost respect.” (Soulja Boy Tell Em’s Twitter)
Kweli focused on the positive effects King’s legacy continues to represent.
“RT @Looseneck: I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear – MLK,” he wrote. “RT @TerriThomasInc: Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. Martin Luther King.” (Talib Kweli’s Twitter)
RZA made a calling for people to continue to unite as one.
“BONGBONG “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” MLK.” (RZA’s Twitter)
CNN’s Nore also took a moment to pay homage to King’s memory.
“Happy MLK day y’all this was a great man y’all he rep for us so we now live like kings!!!! RIP MLK” (Nore’s Twitter)
R&B singer John Legend gave words of encouragement for MLK Day.
“At City Hall for the MLK Breakfast. Happy MLK Day everyone. Give, serve, love, fight injustice, be a leader in your community. Make the world better.” (John Legend’s Twitter)