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July 4th Jams: “Billboard” Rounds Up 20 Songs About America



In honor of the Fourth of July, Billboard has put together a playlist of 20 notable songs about America, from the all genres of music.  Some of them are flag-waving songs that demonstrate pride in our country; others are critical of the land of the free and the home of the brave; others simply name-check the good ol’ U.S.A. 

Here’s some of the rappers who appear on the list — you can listen to them all over at

Kanye West and Jay Z – “Made in America”
Key “America” Lyric, according to Billboard: “We made it in America / I pledge allegiance to my grandma / For that banana pudding, our piece of Americana / Our apple pie was supplied through Arm & Hammer / Straight out the kitchen / Shh, don’t wake Nana!”


Eminem, “White America”
Key “Ame

rica” Lyric, according to Billboard: “The women and men who have broke their necks for the freedom of speech the United States government has sworn to uphold, or (Yo’, I want everybody to listen to the words of this song) so we’re told…”
2 Live Crew – “Banned in the U.S.A.”

“America” Lyric, according to Billboard: “The First Amendment gave us freedom of speech. So what you sayin’? It didn’t include me?”

Lil Wayne – “God Bless Amerika”
Key “America” Lyric, according to Billboard: “My country ’tis of thee / Sweet land of kill ’em all and let ’em die / God Bless America / This ol’ godless America”

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