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

Lupe Fiasco recently spoke to a group of black high school graduates at the Mass Black Male Graduation and Transition to Manhood ceremony in Chicago.

And he didn’t wasted  their time with a flowery speech.

Instead, he called the Chicago Public School systems one of the worst in the world; and implored the young men to focus less on the achievement of graduating, and more on their futures and transition into manhood.

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

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 attempted to reason and explain why President Obama needs key factors bigger than the Hip Hop community to achieve re-election.


“Obama need swing states and white people not radical rappers kissing his ass to win this election..,’ he tweeted September 17th.

Are We Reading Too Much into “Bitch Bad”?

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 stated that he released the song for the sole purpose of sparking a conversation around the term “bitch” and the role that music and music videos play in determining the interpretation and consequent performance of the word.


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 – rife with stark, symbolic imagery – perfectly underscores the track’s examination of  the impact of our cultural obsession with “positive” and “negative” uses of the word bitch.

Speaking with MTVNews, Lupe explained that his goal with “Bitch Bad” was simply to spark much needed conversation.

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

DJ, producer, and overall hip-hop legend is not happy with skateboard king and critical darling, Lupe Fiasco’s new single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free).” The song samples Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s classic “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).” Arguably one of the best 5 songs of the genre, the dirge was composed in the aftermath of the tragic death of Troy “Trouble T Roy” Dixon, a dancer in Heavy D. and The Boyz. The song is incredibly personal to Pete Rock, and he  took to Twitter last night to make it  known that he was unhappy with Fiasco: