NBHHCM Foundation Slams Lupe Fiasco as a "Tupac Wannabe"
NBHHCM Foundation founder Derrick E. Vaughan is angered that Fiasco would call President Obama a terrorist and believes that the rapper is a "Tupac Wannabe" who is trying to be the next so-called voice of hip-hop when it comes to social issues.
This young-man has forgot that there were many before him that stood up for social justice so that he can have the freedom and civil liberties that he enjoys today. He has to be careful because he doesn't vote and that sends a bad message to our young people to not be involved in the political process. Not only was his statement disrespectful and wrong about President Obama, it was ignorant because he fails to truly understand what a President and if you want to really go there what an African American President has to go through. Lupe is very intelligent and has a grasp of what is real and what is not. I don't want undermine his gift as a rapper with a purpose but, I will not stand for our young adults to disrespect the sacrifice made by others before them. He has a voice that may empower him as he grows in years and in wisdom. He has to grow as a man first, then speak. That is the true test of a man who is a leader of many not just a guy who sells records. Derrick E. Vaughan, NBHHCM Foundation
The NBHHCM Foundation realizes that if we want President Obama to be our President for a second-term that we have to work together to help make America better for all people.
We also believe that Lupe Fiasco in time can be a leader and have serious influence on the current and next generation of kids who listen and live the hip-hop culture style.
Since 2009 June has been proclaimed and observed as NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month).