In defiance of a hip-hop culture that rewards ignorance, violence, and an I-don't-give-a-fuck attitude, Chicago-born rapper, Lupe Fiasco, bravely bared his soul during a July 25, 2012, RapFix Live, MTV interview.
Lupe, whose real name is Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, broke down and cried after watching old footage from his West Side Chicago neighborhood.
Lupe openly wept as he talked about the people, particularly the children, who weren't going to make it out of the ghetto he once called home.
"It's sobering because you know your father was right... your mother was right... yo, you gotta get out", said Lupe. "If you stay here, you gon' die."
To his credit, throughout his career, Lupe has been associated with various charities and foundations.
After watching this video, we started to wonder how many times Minister Louis Farrakhan actually cried for the people in Chicago's rougher neighborhoods.
Oh, well. We're sure Farrakhan will shed a few tears if he gets that multi-million dollar secuirty contract we hear he is trying to get from Mayor Rahm Emanuel - who is absolutely desperate to reduce Chicago's crime stats!