Video: Toni Blackman x Byron Hurt x Lupe Fiasco discuss the role of women in Society and Hip-Hop


In this clip from the Fiasco Street Team Hip Hop Discussion Panel you can see Lupe Fiasco, Toni Blackman, and Byron Hurt discuss the role of women in society and hip-hop. More pics and footage coming at a later point.

UPDATE: Video has been removed but will be back up soon.

UPDATE 2: Video is back!

56 comments:

  1. Lupe went from "Aye,Hm,Oh,Ah,Ha and then start speaking." That's what I get from his head movements lol.
    YO, Lil Lu saw his first tities at 12 and got an erection. My idol know how to be funny at times lol.
    Oh man. It got cut off. >_<!

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  2. yo that chick in a beanie hat is fiiiiiiiiinnee. luella hook me up with that fine young lady lol

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  3. How'd I KNOW that this was gonna be the first clip to go up? haha

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  4. Lmaoo lupe goin in!!!!!! Haha I wanna see more vids of this!

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  5. @sean Wheres the fulll bloodklart version

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  6. DUDE. That chick in the beanie is fiine! And Dude check out her rap she is effing dope! I found out about her after that panel!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpFxl6wR28w&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPAAEvxyoXM&feature=related

    Shes good.

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  7. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I wanna see this video. :( Are you sure its gonna come back up?

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  8. No wheres the full version i seen this bit i wanna see the full discussion

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  9. yes it will be back up but it's not in my hands how fast or when you'll get to see more.

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  10. okay thanks! you're the best!

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  11. Hey you all! This video + MORE will be up super soon!

    Our video person needed to put their logo on everything.

    ;)

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  12. The suspense is killing me! Bad enough I wasn't able to see the discussion in person,smh.

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  13. ^So by tomorrow? lol :D
    & thank you

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  14. Aw people didn't get to see the video about Lu talking about what he said in my comment lol.

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  15. this is never coming back up, is it? :(

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  16. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH lol

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  17. Listen, I havent forgotten about this video either.

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  18. WHY ISNT IT UP!? i swear it doesnt exist!

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  19. Can't wait for the next video. I appreciate discussions like this.

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  20. Im not too sure im clear on Lupe's point here... maybe someone can help me out. Was the arugment that he was making that women should cover up? not critizing...seriously just want to know.

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  21. WOW Lupe is so dumb everything I see him speak it confirms this, like on O'Reilly this shit is hard to watch.

    This retard really equating African tribeswomen with the way women are represented in HIP-HOP vids ?

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  22. ^^^No he isn't you should try to read the title, it says Women in Society and Hip Hop, so he was expanding the conversation that this problem of exploitation of women in hip hop and media isn't any thing new and was something that existed for hundreds and thousands of years, he was just keeping on topic, and getting to the root of the problem and I commend him for it. So before you resort to calling names, why don't you read the topic next time, because it makes you seem dumb and retarded.

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  23. why am i watching this agian @sean

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  24. Interesting conversation I would love to see the whole session. I wonder if he would somehow tie up everything he's saying by discussing the importance of religion, hopefully he brings up the respect he has for muslim women who covers themselves in this society.

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  25. I understand and respect the direction Lupe is going in. Its my personal belief that National Geographic is a neo-colonical, culturally appropriating watered down publication at best.

    So its a perfect example of the sexual exploitation of women as these tribeswomen are being exotified and masquerated (likely with marginal or not any consent)as objects to be "studied" by westerners.

    There is something highly disturbing about a white male entering a villiage uninvited and snapping shots of the bare-chested black women who reside in said village to be distrubted for global consumption...and, let's not forget, profit. Sex sells. It sells knowledge, messages, products, you name it.

    but...I accept a challenge and correction if im wrong.

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  26. oh Lu...

    BTW, are there any other videos? It got cut in the middle of the conversation,smh.

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  27. Lupe says the darnest things! But to br fair, I wasn't feeling what the lady beside Lu was saying. I think its kind of hypocritical for a female to say the 'role of male' should be this and get piss when a male says or infers the 'role of a female'.

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  28. hahaha Lupe is cray-zay. The first tiddays u saw were ur mommas boy! and let's hope there was no erection....

    he a titty man for sure...u can tell by the way he says the word LOL

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  29. oh and btw cover it up ladies, everybody wants what they can't see, can't grab, and can't have

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  30. WEN THAT NIGGA GNE CUT HIS HAIR

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  31. @femaleanon so dam true!

    & @ the 1 who said "he a titty man" LMAO how else do u say titties?!

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  32. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFAdmwBS6IE

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  33. TITTIES! lol im sorry hearing titties multiple times made my day.lol

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  34. TITTIES! lol im sorry hearing titties multiple times made my day.lol

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  35. Some of you seem to be impressed and/or amused with Lupe's use of the word "tities" ... heres why you shouldn't be:

    The etymological breakdown of the word "tits" or "titties" (variant of "teat"):

    1540s, "any small animal or object" (as in compound forms such as titmouse, tomtit, etc.); also used of small horses. Similar words in related senses are found in Scandinavian (cf. Icel. tittr, Norw. tita "a little bird"), but the connection and origin are obscure; perhaps, as OED suggests, the word is merely suggestive of something small. Used figuratively of persons after 1734, but earlier for "a girl or young woman," usually in deprecatory sense of "a hussy, minx" (1590s).


    ... so the word is indicative of something 1. objectified 2. animalistic 3. degrogatory in that it was historically used to describe women who were precieved to be "impudent" or "immoral" (def. of "hussy")

    Etymological frameworks are important when deconstructing our usage of language. And since rhetoric--how we use language-- shapes our ideologies, its imperative we consider its origins.

    I just thought I'd share that for those who are not absolutely REPLUSED by Lupe's use of this word. Hopefully this has changed yoru minds.

    We women need to recognize that our bodies have been colonized and commodified in this society so severly that we have internalized these masogenistic dipictions of us.

    Dear sisters, honor yourselves and don't use the media as a reference point for the image of your own body. They will distort our mirrors until we purchase their distored brand of beauty at the price of our souls.

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  36. @femaleanon

    I think Toni Blackman was simply speaking to the misappropriation of the female struggle by some men who should be acting as allies rather than pretending to understand the struggle of womanhood. Only a woman can speak to this since only a woman has lived it..

    Same way only a mother/father can speak of struggles surrounding parenthood since all else who are not experiencing that role directly can only speculate based on what they've seen or been told.

    Toni was merely outlining that we (whether we are men or women)do not have the authority to be a voice to a community we do not belong to, in turn depriving them of space to have a voice of their own.

    This philosophy is not new. Its the backbone of critical race theory, and has been echoed by heros such as Malcolm X.

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  37. Two comments above mine: You are amazing! I didnt like him using the word for just a general reason but now, i learned something new and thanks. I really disagree with him for using that word!

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  38. seriously? lol omg whatever TITTIES was FUNNY!lol i havent and will most likely never come across any individual that uses the appropriate terminology for every word in their vocabulary. telling me i shouldnt be amused is crazy.thanks for the lesson tho =)

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  39. To know the history of a word is important. It was derived with sexism. The same was "nigger" was derived in racism. Meaning have changed but why continue using a word when you learn what it was really meant to be. aside from that it really sounds ignorant to use it. esp after learning the true origins.

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  40. mmmhhmm ok with that said, you have your views i have mine.Not to sound mean but you have no idea how much history i know, i find myself to be pretty well educated. Being a yound black woman from the south i have no choice to know my history and facts.If i choose to laugh at something then ok let it be, HIM using that word bothers you than you should hit HIM up. Again thanx for the lesson but its not needed this way.lol =) all love over here

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  41. No one said you are ignorant. what i am saying is that you run the risk of sound ignorant to others using or approving of the usage of the word. but its fine either way. You have free will. i wouldnt judge you on it. I choose to not use it.

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  42. Okay Stop..... Stop......JUST STOP!!!! U guys are really saying that Lupe sounds ignorant 4 using the term "titties"?? Just cuz u choose not 2 use that term doesn't make u right & others wrong....I agree w/ sweetest Agony

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  43. @sweetest Agony

    Re: "Again thanx for the lesson but its not needed this way"

    Im the original anon that posted about the etymology of 'titties'. I just wanted to let you know that the only two posts (before this one) that I've posted were the etym. one and the response to femaleanon after that (I guess its hard to tell when im posting anynomously :P)...

    So I never called Lupe "ignorant" nor would I. I don't really even use that word ("ignorant") towards people for fear that it is true about myself.. and I've found that it often is.

    I wasn't even really saying that his use of the word "titties" reduces his point.. just sheading some light on research I did after feeling disconcerted about his use of that word and not knowing why. Felt like it might benefit others to share. Whats the use of knowing something if we don't share that knowledge, right?

    Anyway, didn't think it would turn into or be precieved as something negative. This is my last post about the "titties" comment since I think there is more that can be said about this video beyond that.

    p.s. Its all love. And your welcome for the lesson :)

    from one Lu fan to another.

    Peac&love

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Thanks for the comment - have a nice day !