D.L. Hughley calls out Lupe for Not Voting

Comedian D.L. Hughley talked to the Hot93.7 Morning Crew recently and called out Lupe for not voting.

“He’s bright as hell, but dumb in the weight of the world,” Hughley said about Lupe, who Hughley feels lacks life experience, and whose political apathy may be dangerous. “Young black men are going to listen to him, they are the ones who have decisions made for them, [decisions] that they are not even involved in, which is silly to me.”

He continued: “You can’t go through life and not be a participant, and hope things work out for your benefit, when you vote or not vote, you are saying yes or no.”

“They want to raise the age of social security from 65 to 68… Black men die at 67. Lupe Fiasco forgets that he’s going to be an old man when he’s looking for a social security check, and he dies right before he gets it!”

Listen to the interview HERE


  1. If you die at 67 (which aint every black person) then somehow I doubt social security is the last thing on your mind

  2. Hope Lupe doesn't retire again after hearing this criticism.

    DL Hughley on the other hand should stick to jokes. This guy is a sheep.

  3. Allocate that multi-million dollar campaign fund DIRECTLY to medical science research and healthcare education programs and you get a technical solution to people dying that young. Politics simply perpetuate the same old patchwork solutions for an extraordinary amount of money. It's the most expensive popularity contest ever.

  4. DL is being. Ridiculous. First of all Lu is a multi-millionaire so I doubt he'll be collecting social security. Secondly,he's not doing "nothing" by him speaking he is causing change. Voting doesn't change crap. Vote. #Revolution2012

  5. As if there would be any money left in social security by the time he turns 68. Lupe is done with america anyway...he has said countless times that he will retire somewhere else. I think GARP is his final farewell to America.
    I dont get why people get so offended by your choice to not vote. First of all its a rigged and your votes dont count for shit. And dont people get that if you participative in something you're only validating its purpose. Only like 56% of the population voted in 2008 anyway so obviously Hes not that one. And those numbers are probably artificially inflated anyway. But only when the voting percentages goes down to like 20% will people realize well this shit really doesnt work and we need an overhaul of the system.

  6. What happened to his CNN show anyway? Not voting isn't equivalent to apathy. That booth definitely isn't the only avenue of political action.

    Check what W.E.B. Dubois said in '56: "When again we can hold a fair election on real issues, let's vote, and not till then. Is this impossible? Then democracy in America is impossible."

    Does Hughley want to go in on that?


  7. Well yes he doesn't participate in the yes or no through voting but he is not silent he addresses these issues through his songs

  8. Real talk, D.L. is right and Lu is right. Lu said he doesn't vote because of his views, never said hey you listen to my song dont vote. D.L. is right if blacks don't vote we are set back to the time when they wont let us vote. I dont have to take 100% of what a artist or comedian says to heart, I have to make up my mind on todays issues can can still enjoy comedy and hip hop.

    1. Best post I have seen so far. And I have to agree with D.L. But just voting for a president won't change things. You still have senators and governors. People in congress that need to be kicked out. The minds frame of "voting ain't shit" is the mind set some majority's have for us the minority. A reporter asked a leader in the republican party about his feelings on black people voting. He said he hopes that don't this time around. Couple of states in America have created voter I.D laws in key places to in sure it's too difficult for certain groups to go out and vote. If you guys don't want to vote fine.... But don't bitch about it later when shit is stacked against you.

  9. ''For many years, elections here, election campaigns, have been run by the public relations industry and each time it's with increasing sophistication. And quite naturally, the industry uses the same technique to sell candidates that it uses to sell toothpaste or lifestyle drugs. The point is to undermine markets by projecting imagery to delude and suppressing information, and similarly, to undermine democracy by same method, projecting imagery to delude and suppressing information. The candidates are trained, carefully trained, to project a certain image.''
    - Noam Chomsky


  10. ''I mean, what's the elections? You know, two guys, same background, wealth, political influence, went to the same elite university, joined the same secret society where you're trained to be a ruler - they both can run because they're financed by the same corporate institutions. At the Democratic Convention, Barack Obama said, 'only in this country, only in America, could someone like me appear here.' Well, in some other countries, people much poorer than him would not only talk at the convention - they'd be elected president. Take Lula. The president of Brazil is a guy with a peasant background, a union organizer, never went to school, he's the president of the second-biggest country in the hemisphere. Only in America? I mean, there they actually have elections where you can choose somebody from your own ranks. With different policies. That's inconceivable in the United States. ''- Noam Chomsky

    DL HUGHLEY is a house nigga who loves bending over to take that white corporate dick up his black ass

  11. BEST ANON COMMENTS EVER except the part about if we don't vote we're setting ourselves back to when blacks couldn't vote. There's a big difference in not being able to vote and not wanting to vote...you know there are whites, Latinos, Asian, and middle eastern, European & etc people in America who don't vote, right? Y'all niggas DO know that shit, right? C'mon man stop being fucking dense. Stop making this a black thing, it pertains to everybody.

  12. ''The public relations industry which runs elections here-quadrennial extravaganzas essentially- makes sure to keep issues in the margins and focus on personalities and character and so on–and-so forth. They do that for good reasons. They know- they look at public opinion studies and they know perfectly well that on a host of major issues both parties are well to the right of the population. That’s one good reason to keep issues off the table. And they recognize the success.

    So, every year, the advertising industry gives a prize to, you know, to the best marketing campaign of the year. This year, Obama won the prize. Beat out Apple company. The best marketing campaign of 2008. Which is correct, it is essentially what happened. Now that’s quite different from what happens in a functioning democracy like say Bolivia or Haiti, except for the fact that it was crushed. And in the South, it’s not all that uncommon. Notice that each of these cases, there’s a much more extraordinary display of democracy in action than what we’ve seen–important as it was-here. And so the rhetoric, especially in Europe is correct if we maintain our own narrow racist perspective and say yeah, what happened was in the South didn’t happen or doesn’t matter. The only matters is what we do and by our standards, it was extraordinary miracle, but not by the standards of functioning democracy. In fact, there’s a distinction in democratic theory, which does separate say the United States from Bolivia or Haiti.

    Question is what is a democracy supposed to be? That’s exactly a debate that goes back to the constitutional convention. But in recent years in the 20th century, it’s been pretty well articulated by important figures. So at the liberal end the progressive end, the leading public intellectual of the 20th century was Walter Lippman. A Wilson, Roosevelt, Kennedy progressive. And a lot of his work was on a democratic theory and he was pretty frank about it. If you took a position not all that different from James Madison’s. He said that in a democracy, the population has a function. Its function is to be spectators, not participants. He didn’t call it the population. He called it the ignorant and meddlesome outsiders. The ignorant and meddlesome outsiders have a function and namely to watch what’s going on. And to push a lever every once in a while and then go home. But, the participants are us, us privileged, smart guys. Well that’s one conception of democracy. And you know essentially we’ve seen an episode of it. The population very often doesn’t accept this. As I mentioned, just very recent polls, people overwhelmingly oppose it. But they’re atomized, separated. Many of them feel hopeless, unorganized, and don’t feel they can do anything about it. So they dislike it. But that’s where it ends.'' - Noam Chomsky

  13. '' The goal of advertising is to create uninformed consumers who will make irrational choices. Those of you who suffered through an economics course know that markets are supposed to be based on informed consumers making rational choices. But industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year to undermine markets and to ensure, you know, to get uninformed consumers making irrational choices.

    And when they turn to selling a candidate they do the same thing. They want uninformed consumers, you know, uninformed voters to make irrational choices based on the success of illusion, slander, and effective body language or whatever else is supposed to be significant. So you undermine democracy pretty much the same way you undermine markets. Well, that’s the nature of an election when it’s run by the business world, and you’d expect it to be like that. There should be no surprise there. And it should also turn out the elected candidate didn’t have any debts. So you can follow Brand Obama can be whatever they decide it to be, not what the population decides that it should be, as in the south, let’s say. I’m going to say on the side, this may be an actual instance of a familiar and unusually vacuous slogan about the clash of civilization. Maybe there really is one, but not the kind that’s usually touted.'' - Noam Chomsky

  14. '' So let’s go back to the evidence that we have, rhetoric and actions. Rhetoric we know, but what are the actions? So far the major actions are selections, in fact the only action, of personnel to implement Brand Obama. The first choice was the Vice President, Joe Biden, one of the strongest supporters of the war in Iraq in the Senate, a long time Washington insider rarely deviates from the party vote. In cases where he does deviate they’re not very uplifting. He did break from the party and voting for a Senate resolution that prevented people from getting rid of their debts by, individuals, that is, from getting rid of their debts by going into bankruptcy. It’s a blow against poor people who’ve caught in this immense debt that’s a large part of the basis for the economy these days. But usually, he’s a, kind of, straight party-liner with the democrats on the sort of ultra naturalist side. The choice of Biden was a, must have been a conscious attempt to show contempt for the base of people who were voting for Obama, or organizing for him as an anti-war candidate.

    Well, the first post-election appointment was for Chief of Staff, which is a crucial appointment; determines a large part of the president’s agenda. That was Rahm Emanuel, one of the strongest supporters of the war in Iraq in the House. In fact, he was the only member of the Illinois delegation who voted for Bush’s effective declaration of war. And, again, a longtime Washington insider. Also, one of the leading recipients in congress of funding from the financial institutions hedge funds and so on. He himself was an investment banker. That’s his background. So, that’s the Chief of Staff.

    The next group of appointments were the main problem, the primary issue that the governments’ going to have to face is what to do about the financial crisis. Obama’s choices to more or less run this were Robert Rubin and Larry Summers from the Clinton--Secretaries of Treasury under Clinton. They are among the people who are substantially responsible for the crisis. One leading economist, one of the few economists who has been right all along in predicting what’s happening, Dean Baker, pointed out that selecting them is like selecting Osama Bin Laden to run the war on terror.'' - Noam Chomsky

    I think that's enough knowledge for y'all

  15. Do you think that the Republican saying that he hopes Blacks don't vote this time around has anything to do with him not wanting Obama re-elected? lol just a thought

  16. Do you think that the Republican saying that he hopes Blacks don't vote this time around has anything to do with him not wanting Obama re-elected? lol just a thought

  17. Keep drinkining, drugging, and sleeping around and that age of 67 will be much younger anyways.


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