Before Stevie Wonder, there was a legend.Performer, actor, and activist Harry Belefonte recently made a statement to the effect that some of the new artists/rappers should step up and be more active and vocal on social issues that affect those in their listening audience.

Harry Belefonte has been a voice for social issues for decades, and while he's well into his 80's, he is still fighting the fight.

Entertainer and human rights activist Harry Belafonte speaks in support of New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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