Lupe Fiasco Calls Out the “Bitch” Culture in Rap

Man, this is a rough song. In “Bitch Bad,” Lupe Fiasco likens artists like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj to minstrel blackface entertainers who have basically come to define the current urban contemporary scene. I think it’s an important message and a call for the industry to do better. Sadly, conscious rap rarely gets regular airplay. But in two months, this video has already raked up over 2 million YouTube views.

It really seems like this is meant more for his peers in the industry than the general listening public. I know I’m listening, but are they?