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Lupe Fiasco Takes To Twitter To Address Violence In Rap Music

(AllHipHop News) Notoriously outspoken emcee Lupe Fiasco used his Twitter account on Sunday to speak out against violent content in the media and rap music in particular.

In a series of tweets that were posted over a 20 minute span, Lupe argues that there is a definite connection between violence in music and violence in the real world.

He goes on to call out rappers who he feels uses violent imagery in their music and says they need to take responsibility for the content they produce and its effects on the public.

This latest social media lament by the Chicago native appeared to be sparked as a reaction to the ongoing violence playing out in his hometown as well as a news story about the killing of an infant in Georgia.

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This is not the first time the “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” rapper has shared his belief that there is a connection between the violence in music and the violence in the streets.

Last year during an interview with 92Q in Baltimore, Lupe spoke on fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef and his brand of rap music.

“Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents,” said Lupe. “When you’re at high schools speaking to students, telling ‘em how to survive the summer and you turn on the radio and you hear that? You like, ‘Aw nah.’”

Those comments set off a twitter beef between the two rap stars (though Keef later said his account was hacked), and Lupe even contemplated leaving the rap game all together. Eventually Lupe apologized for his remarks.

Lupe concluded his twitter manifesto yesterday by retweeting over 50 reactions to his statements, and then he touched on the comparison to violence in today’s entertainment to the violence depicted in Shakespearean plays.

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  • http://nub-g.wordpress.com rongreezy

    Reblogged this on The Music Nerdvocate and commented:
    Looks like our friend Mr. Fiasco is at it once again on Twitter. At this point, I really think that Lupe should consider being a professor or a teacher of some sort. I mean, he can still be an emcee of course, but it probably would be good for the community and the city of Chicago if he looked to teach younger generations at some level. Seriously. I know I have my reservations about Lupe, and that won’t change. But his latest round of Twitter rants actually seem to have some kind of merit to them, because violence in music is a very real thing that needs to be addressed. I’m hoping that something can come of this latest explosion by Lupe.

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