Rapper's Event Commemorates ''Fiasco Friday'' Anniversary
8:30PM ET November 7th, 2011
Contributor : Stephen Willis
A Rocky Williform Company
Lupe Fiasco is commemorating the first anniversary of his "Fiasco Friday" Event from 2010; when hundreds of the rapper's fans protested outside the New York City office of Atlantic Records to demand the label release the Lupe's Lasers album.
He and his Street Team are hosting a panel dedicated to uniting artists, bloggers and writers, political activists, professors, and fans in an examination of hip hop.
“This is our first event,” said co-organizer of The Fiasco Street Team, Luella Mink. “We figured since our inspiration to form the team came from us being anxious to spread awareness and inspire a new generation of leaders, it only made sense to hold a discussion on the current state of Hip-Hop, where it’s at, and where it’s going.”
“We feel the history of misogyny and the negative materialistic messages to the youth have devalued Hip-Hop and turned many people against it,” explained Mink. “It’s imperative to speak on these topics and ask hard questions to get hard answers.”