We Too Sing America! 10 Black Songs For The U.S.A.

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Black Americans have sung many songs about America — some about both the faith that our dark past has taught us, some about the hope that the present has brought us, and some about the hopelessness that still reigns for many of us. Here, to celebrate Independence Day, are just a few.

10. Lupe Fiasco “American Terrorist”

9. Marvin Gaye “National Anthem”

8. Ice Cube “Amerikkka’s Most Wanted”

7. Gil Scott Heron “Winter In America”

6. Aretha Franklin “My Country Tis Of Thee”

5. Nas “America”

4. Jimi Hendrix “Star Spangled Banner”

3. Stanley Clarke “Born In The USA”

2. Brian McKnight “Red White And Blue”

1. Ray Charles “America The Beautiful”

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