Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco is getting an early start on putting together his New Yearโ€™s resolutions. The hip-hop veteran has announced his disinterest in supporting anything with purposeless violence.

Fiasco went to social media this week to break the news to fans and also made a few low-key exceptions.

โ€œBut what about your sword Lupe?โ€ We come from different worlds. The things I do seem strange and weird to you because Iโ€™m not from the same place you are. The lessons I learned and the things Iโ€™ve seen have shaped me different. You may associate the opposite of violence with peace. That is not so to me. The opposite of violence is giving assistance, being helpful or building something. It is an action. Peace is a sense of a state of static being. One can be peacefully violent as one can be violently helpful. Actual Violence has a purpose but most depictions of violence in our modern consumptive condition have no purpose. In regards to my use of the sword: There are two common approaches to the practice of the katana (samurai sword) Satsuninto (the murdering blade) or Katsujinken (the live giving blade) they both refer to the same tool, the sword. However the mentality of each approach is much more different than the other. I aspire toward Katsujinken and I also practice something much deeper called โ€œKotoba To Kiโ€ where the sword is actually a pen and the cuts are actually pen strokes. What the uninitiated and cloudy mind sees as a series of violent cuts and slashes is actually a poem being written. Do not try to understand this unless you are willing to undertake this. It will only complicate your life. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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Recently, Lupe addressed his issue with streaming giants like Spotify.

Earlier this month, Fiasco shared updates surrounding his long-awaited DROGAS Wave album.

Last year, Lupe hinted at plans to follow-up his DROGAS Light with DROGAS Wave.

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