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Lupe Fiasco takes to Twitter to blast violent HipHop lyrics

Posted Mar 25, 2013 by Layne Weiss
On Sunday (March 24), rapper/activist Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to reflect upon the violent lyrics used in HipHop music. He posted 19 tweets on the issue.
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Through his Twitter page, the Chicago rapper said he believes violent lyrics give rappers "positive reinforcement" to commit negative acts, HipHopDX reports.
In one of his tweets, Lupe said that through violent music, the art is saying it's 'ok' to be violent. "If you rap and make violent music then own up to it. Stop hiding behind art imitating life as a way to evade the guilt," he said.
The rapper asked if violence in music can lead to violence in real life. Answering his own question, he responded, "Of course" it can, HotNewHipHop reports. Lupe wrote violence in music "promotes, causes, supports and influences violence in the world and the society.
He quoted the Dr Dre/Eminem hit "Guilty Conscience."
"How the hell you gonna tell this man not 2 be violent? Cuz he don't need to go to the same route as I did."
That was precisely Lupe's point.
According to HipHopDX, Sunday's rant may be related to 50 Cent's appearance on CBS ThisMorning where the NYC rapper says his music doesn't "glorify" violent music. This has not been confirmed.
Lupe admitted that he himself has made violent music and has even committed acts, but he wishes people could cease to do such things. He remains extremely passionate about the fact violent music is a strong precursor to violent acts.