AHH Stray News: Lupe Fiasco Gets 'Character Approved Award'
Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco was one of seven winners of USA Network's first ever Character Approved Awards. The network chose seven artists based on their "cultural impact, legacy and persona." Lupe Fiasco was honored with an award for Music, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales was honored for his role in the New Media/Technology field, David Chang was acknowledged for his chain of Momofuku Restaurants, Shepard Fairey was awarded for his Street Art, while Patrick Robinson, Head Designer for Gap, Inc. was recognized for his contributions to the fashion world. Also honored are Charles Best, Founder of DonorsChoose.org and Jennifer Siegal, a celebrated West Coast architect/designer. USA Networks will air a spot featuring Lupe Fiasco tonight (January 27).