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'Diamonds From Sierra Leone'
--Kanye West (2005)
Rebelling Against: Blood diamonds!
This hip-hop track, which features a sample of Shirley Bassey's Bond theme 'Diamonds Are Forever,' was devised by West to show that much of the ice that keeps us blinged out was mined using child slave labor. His aim was to further show that the profits from these illicit "conflict diamonds" bankroll civil wars in African nations such as Sierra Leone.
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