M.U.R.A.L. focuses on food justice, youth empowerment funding, and the creation and implementation of Hip Hop curriculum.
The Lupe Fiasco Foundation announced yesterday (February 16) that it has changed its name to M.U.R.A.L., an acronym for “Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives.”
According to a press release, “M.U.R.A.L. will continue to support programs inspired by the early philanthropy of Mr. Wasalu Muhammad Jaco [Lupe Fiasco] and Co-founder Ayesha Jaco. The foundation will also encompass every aspect of the current program initiatives and the legacy of the Jaco family.”
Launched in 2009, The Lupe Fiasco Foundation focuses on food justice, the creation and implementation of Hip Hop curriculum, and youth empowerment funding.
The press release also states that the organization will reveal a new website and logo in the middle of March 2015.
Lupe Fiasco’s fifth studio album, Tetsuo & Youth was released January 20, 2015 on Atlantic Records. The album sold roughly 36,000 copies in its first week. HipHopDX rated the album a 4.5 out of 5.
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