Lupe Fiasco and Talib Kweli Engage in Twitter Dialogue Over the Impact of Negative Rap Lyrics in the Community

Posted: March 31, 2013 in Gist

controversy surrounding Rick Ross and his thoughts on date rape. As Talib challenged consumers to support positive hip-hop instead of lambasting negativity, he explained that artists who rap about violence and misogyny are deriving this from the community they live in.

At this point, Lupe spoke up, claiming that society should hold rappers and their content responsible for the state of the community. Lupe pointed out that, at this point, hip-hop has lost a balance. Not only that, Lupe argued that hip-hop is the only genre of music in the mainstream that has these violent and destructive connotations.

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