Mis-education is mis-education, no matter how you put it; whether it’s coming out of a radio station or a teacher. Mis-education is mis-education no matter who’s saying it. Just because I can make it rhyme and you can’t. That don’t make you better than me,” – Lupe Fiasco

This was basically an interesting response to the age-old debate at Rice University last night that links the troubled youth today with hip hop lyrical content and culture. In the video below, we are sitting in on Bun B’s Religion and Hip Hop Culture class, in which helps us identify where the problems really come from. One teacher in the audience sparked an interesting argument that rappers are responsible for the mis-education of today’s youth.

I’m getting extremely tired of hearing this all the time. This music coming out of this culture always serves as the scapegoat for all the problems. How many times can I say that the music is a reflection of the culture, not the cause of it? No one ever realizes socio-economics, parenting and education are three of the key factors to today’s problems. Bun B and Lupe Fiasco basically battle these notions and bring up some interesting points.

The second video is of Lupe Fiasco ending the discussion with the difference between what is right morally and politically.