The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations.

July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota

July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas.

July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.

Hip hop artists have responded to these events in a variety of ways. Click through the gallery to see the varying mediums in and tones with which they've reacted.