Occupy Wall Street got a visit from Kanye West (in his very expensive-looking chain, natch), but over in Oakland the 99% got a more useful visit from fellow Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco. Mr. Fiasco, who was in town to play the Fox Theater last night, tweeted yesterday afternoon asking if any of the Occupy SF or Oakland encampments needed any supplies and, according to one occupier's account on IndyBay, he "came through, perhaps more than expected, with donated food, supplies, tables, tents, and a generator." Judging by the video of Lupe's brief appearance (below), the camp could use a few lights:
Later, during his show at the Fox, Lupe encouraged attendees to drop by the Occupy Oakland event a few blocks away at Frank Ogawa plaza and mentioned a few influential artists in Bay Area Hip Hop. The show itself garnered rave reviews from the Mercury News.
Meanwhile, the biggest celebrity cameo at Occupy SF appears to be this morning's appearance by Naomi Klein, who is not a rapper.