Don’t let these lying images up in hip-hop here conquer you
The TV’s not your father fool, that video’s not your momma
Try your best to be a man and your worst to be a monster
Don’t idolize and glorify the nonsense that Hip-Hop music exploits to the youth. Don’t let these songs and videos raise you and be the sources you learn from, that’s what you have parents for.
Lupe is targeting a common issue in Hip-Hop which lies around the glamorization of harmful messages, and the exposure of it to kids who don’t have attentive parents, as he goes in depth in Bitch Bad
Although Lupe has spoken out before at schools that Hip-Hop is not to be blamed (see interview below at 6:57), he would rather have kids divert away from the negativity in Hip-Hop and pick up on something with positive message and integrity. Don’t turn into a monster like these rappers you see on tv.
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