Lupe Fiasco has always made his political views an integral part of his music, but he's also taken his thoughts to other mediums. Today, he's chosen to pen an open letter on Instagram, addressing thoughts on racism following the recent shooting in Charleston.
On Wednesday night, nine people were gunned down in a church in Charleston, South Carolina by 21 year old Dylann Roof. This sent a wave of shock around the entire country, and has led some rappers to speak up about racism, gun laws and/or mental illness.
During Kanye West's deposition in the case against the infamous LAX photographer, whom Kanye attempted to "assault," the rapper takes us back to 2000 to recall being racially profiled by the cops, which resulted in a felony charge.
Yesterday you may have seen the interview with Azealia Banks on Hot 97, where she got pretty emotional mid-way when discussing racism and the appropriation of black culture, particularly in relation to hip-hop.
Odd Future firebrand Tyler, The Creator has never been one to shy away from a controversial issue, and with all of the negativity and racism in the media recently, he took to Facebook to make his opinions clear.
Check out his lengthy post in full below.
If you follow David Banner beyond his explicit hit singles about intercourse, you'll know that the Mississippi rapper-producer actually has quite the track-record when it comes to the topic of race relations.
The N.W.A biopic film "Straight Outta Compton" is well on its way, after announcing several of the lead characters and a release date in mid-June, the film went on to start casting for other roles, some of which have raised a few eyebrows.
With Justin Bieber, a pop star with many connections in the hip-hop world, coming under fire this week for an unearthed video of him making a racist joke at age 15, it seems as if everyone in the music sphere is eager to voice their opinion on the issue.
In the wake of his most recent racist video leak, Young Money President Mack Maine has reportedly told TMZ that the Young Money camp is in agreement that Bieber is not a racist and intends to continue working with him in the future.
Unfortunately for Young Bieber, video footage of him telling a racist joke at the age of 15 has been leaked by British pay site Page Six, not twelve hours after the controversial pop star posted an Instagram video of himself dancing to Young Thug and Metr