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Lupe Fiasco named U.S. Soccer’s music director

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:02 pm May 21, 2014 The U.S. Soccer World Cup campaign has appointed rapper and activist Lupe Fiasco to the position of music director for the league. The Grammy Award-winning recording artist will provide an injection of hip-hop beats and lyrical hype ahead of next month’s World Cup in Brazil. 

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Lupe Fiasco to Chicago Grads: “You have graduated from one of the most terrible, substandard school systems in the entire world”

Speaking to a group of black high school graduates at the Mass Black Male Graduation and Transition to Manhood ceremony in Chicago, Lupe Fiasco implored the young men to focus less on the achievement of graduating, and more on their futures and transition into manhood.

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D.L. Hughley Attacks Lupe Fiasco for Not Voting; Lupe Responds

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:33 am September 19, 2012 In response to comedian D.L. Hughley’s indignation over the fact that he doesn’t vote, rapper Lupe Fiasco has issued a challenge: Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco used Twitter to respond to comments made by comedian D.L. Hughley over Lupe’s reluctance to participate in the upcoming presidential election. He […]

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Are We Reading Too Much into “Bitch Bad”?

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm August 29, 2012 Lupe Fiasco’s “Bitch Bad” has been the topic of conversation all around the internet this week. Lauders and critics alike are leading conversations about the song which takes on the misogynistic trend in hip hop of reducing women to vulgar names and sexual objects. The rapper has […]

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Lupe Fiasco Premieres ‘B*tch Bad” Music Video

Lupe Fiasco recently premiered a music video for his much talked about track “Bitch Bad.” The video perfectly underscores the track’s examination the impact of our culture’s obsession with “positive” and “negative” uses of the word bitch. What are your thoughts on “Bitch Bad?”

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Lupe Fiasco’s Releases New Single “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” Angers Pete Rock

Lupe Fiasco’s new single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” samples Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s classic “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.),” and Pete Rock is NOT happy about it. Does Rock have a legitimate beef or is he just being cranky?

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The Hood on Four Wheels

By Keantre Malone 2:00 pm May 1, 2012 Since when has skateboarding become a standard by which we judge black masculinity? Prior to Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams, you would not see skate culture—promotion of local skate shops, perfection of kick flips and ollies, etc.—in music videos. Back then, the culture had an explicit expression […]

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Conscious Hip Hop Still Here

By Keantre Malone 3:29 pm May 8, 2011 More often than not, we get the occasional talk show hosts and news correspondents ignoring the uplifting advocacy of Hip Hop and it irks me. If they would stop copying their competition for silly gossip, they would probably recognize the tone Hip Hop is taking, especially today. […]

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Ahem! The Obamanation

By Keantre Malone 2:02 pm March 10, 2011 Aaron McGruder called it. His controversial comic/tv show, Boondocks, clowned the Obama-mania, that seems to be so resilient, back in 2009. Blocked by the historical moment that Obama represents, intellectuals and celebrities have to hush their discontent concerning President Obama—it’s an Obamanation! Excuse me I meant abomination! […]

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