Words, Beats, & Life are set to honor Lupe Fiasco as the 2023 Rap Laureate at Washington D.C.’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library on Saturday, April 8.
Fiasco’s new honor is an extension of the organization’s Words, Beats, and Life Festival, which runs between April 4-9, 2023. WBL’s ceremony will run from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with the Chicago native’s commemoration beginning at 11:10 a.m. Featured panelists for the Hip-Hop focused discussion will include Dr. Elliott Gann, Piper Carter, Martha Diaz, and more.
For the inaugural Rap Laureate Words Beats & Life are set to honor Lupe Fiasco as the 2023 Rap Laureate at Washington D.C.’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library on Saturday April 8: “We made the choice to focus on the body of work of one of the most impactful MCs of the last 20 years. We chose him because of his willingness to create commercial underground poignant and political music that in some way is a throwback to previous generations of MCs with the added attention of a large audience willing to engage in dialogue about tough topics connected to his music.”
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