1. "I'm gonna check this out and happen to be" In response to Reply # 0
doing a lot of research about the Civil War and the Black Troops who fought in it especially for the Union.
From my research no Hip hop cannot change the meaning and niggas using that as a emblem are either naive, confused or uncle ruckus.
The Confederacy used negros as slaves for a majority of the civil war working the iron mines, fields and doing hard, punishing labor. They massacred Black Union Soldiers when captured and had no intention on using Blacks in the war until it was clear they were about to lose in 1865.