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Is Bruce Springsteen Really That Much More Socially-Conscious Than Jay Z?


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If Bruce Springsteen didn’t waste so much time bragging about his art collection and his animal magnetism, maybe he’d have more to say about the world around him—like that man of the people Jay Z. Am I right? … No?

As the media has now exhaustively established, Harry Belafonte sees it differently. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year, the pioneering entertainer and social activist offered Jay and Beyoncé as examples of high-profile artists who “have turned their back on social responsibility” and went on to say, “Give me Bruce Springsteen, and now you’re talking. I really think he’s black.”

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