USA Network has announced the winners of the first-ever Character Approved Awards to honor individuals from a cross-section of creative disciplines who are positively influencing American culture. This years winner for Music is Chicago-born and raised hip-hop artist, Lupe Fiasco. “I’m an artist,” Lupe says in a profile clip. “An artist who just happens to rap.” He added that he hates the music business and the “super violent” records selling tens of millions of records, and his desire to be the balance on the other side. Watch the video at YouTube.