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Music: Lupe Fiasco

By Mike Breen · April 3rd, 2013 · CityBeat Recommends
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The University of Cincinnati’s Programs and Activities Council (PAC) was formed to organize various events — from film screenings to comedy shows — for students and the surrounding community. One of the group’s biggest annual events is its PAC Spring Concert, which always manages to bring to town big-name musical acts to perform on campus. For this year’s Spring

Concert, PAC welcomes hit (and sometimes controversial) Chicago Hip Hop artist Lupe Fiasco. 

Fiasco’s albums have been critically and commercially acclaimed, notable for their creative production and Fiasco’s fantastic flow and lyrical abilities. Fiasco got into some PR trouble for criticizing Barack Obama (calling the President and the U.S. the world’s biggest terrorists) and then song-bombing an inauguration party in D.C. by performing his track “Words I Never Said” (which contains anti-Obama lyrics) for 30 minutes straight before being cut off. 

Creative, smart and anti-establishment, no matter who’s in power, Fiasco is a rebel artist who sells lots of records — a rarity in today’s music world. With opener Kirko Bangz. 

8 p.m. $25; $15 students. UC’s Fifth Third Arena, 2700 O’Varsity Way, Clifton, thisispac.com.

 
 
 
 

 

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