Lupe Fiasco Wrote Anti-Cancer Anthem ‘Mission’ For His Grandmother

The Chicago native explains his personal connection to cancer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of new cases are reported every year. Count Lupe Fiasco among the many people whose lives have been directly affected by the disease.

“My grandmother passed away from cancer,” Lupe explained on “NewsNation With Tamron Hall,” while discussing his new single, “Mission,” which is meant to uplift those affected by the disease and was released in collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer. “It was very sudden; it wasn’t a drawn-out battle or fight.”

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