"Lupe gives voice to hard-to-swallow truths about the destructive hold that the B-word has on society despite our best efforts to overcome it. " ~ Rahiel Tesfamariam
You are NOT a Bad B---h!
I first must applaud Lupe Fiasco for his courage to stand up to the powers that be and tell the truth. For years, the rap industry has created an African American culture that lacks self respect and worth. Someone had to tell the youth that calling yourself a "ni--a" or " b---h" is NOT good.
Lupe has drawn so much criticism that he has considered retirement from the music industry. This saddens me. Lupe has always rapped with a conscious, positive message. He was one of the few rappers I considered to be a decent role model for our kids. Oops, did I say that a rapper was a "role model"? Yes, I did. As a teacher, I am around teenagers eight hours a day. I understand how they think and what motivates them. However, that is a different article for a different issue.
The music industry needs some serious soul searching to occur soon! Anytime, a male artist is attacked for rapping about the truth, our society has lost its way. A woman should be respected, placed on a pedstal and treated like a queen. She should not be degraded and called an animal.
Its extremely depressing. It almost appears that the music industry wants to destroy the mindsets of the youth. If the music industry cared, they would not attack a fellow rapper for trying to change the misogynistic tone of rap. The music industry would put out music that would stimulate our minds, motivate us to be successful and make a difference. Videos would have more meaning and less twerking,
"A young, influential rapper brought a critical conversation to the forefront of hip-hop discourse and did so in an intelligent, thoughtful way." ~ Rahiel Tesfamariam
Thank you, Lupe.
B---h Bad, Woman Good, Lady BETTER!