Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Subject: "Lupe Fiasco is helping the whiteys steal hip hop"
He is taking hip hop from the streets and making it nerdy. It is amazing that in a city with some of the worst gangs and some of the most notorious projects in the world this guy would be rapping about skateboarding and video games. He doesn't rep the streets and he is embracing a crackerman sport. He is slowly chipping away at the street aspect of hip hop and paving the way for crakcers like EL-P and Aoesop Rock. He is a double agent working for the crackers.
LMAO...People on the Internet say the Darndest Things...
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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- DJ Laissez Faire
Monday, September 24, 2007
"You're my Superstars...I just want to jump down there and get everybodies autograph"
Here is Your Chance to be Lupe Fiasco's Superstar and give him your autograph. (Well Sorta)
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
….Lupe Fiasco was/is supposedly a drug dealer? I know I’m mad late, but it’s still shocking. I mean, it’s not okay to eat pork, but selling heroin to the people is just fine?! I knew that negro wasn’t right, as soon as I read that XXL interview. He was all kinds of conflicted: like you know he’s the type of guy to get a blow job from a groupie and then “cleanse” himself for ten days aftwerwards by cutting off all women until the next moment of weakness or he’ll just make the woman he’s dating feel all dirty for even trying to get some. Damn shame. Plus, he said he still doesn’t trust women to this day because he was too influenced by Ice Cube lyrics. In fact, he said he learned most of what he knows about women from Ice Cube albums. Negro please, you didn’t learn anything from your mama or your sisters? You mean to say that your reference for women is from AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted? That is the most immature bullsh*t I have ever heard. He just plain annoys me. I can’t believe I liked Kick Push.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
"All I want is to meet lupe fiasco and have him whisk me away to a world where i wear side ponys and bright scrunched up socks while he skates around and i chew bubalicious. a girl can dream. "
Don't we all Honey...Don't we all...(lol)
Monday, September 10, 2007
Lupe Fiasco rolled around, and I was none too excited; I love his recorded work, but a few other photographers and I had been droning on about the typically trite nature of Top 40 hip-hop shows. Then Lupe came around and smacked us across the face with a cold, heavy dose of "shut your mouth." Despite commandeering an annoying number of pump-up maneuvers ("Seattle where you at," "I didn't come all the way out here from Chicago for you to not make any muhfuckin' noise," "when I say A, you say B"), the show was bomb. The DJ spun a great selection of jams, and Lupe tore through them nimbly; live he may have been slightly off key, but he was also infinitely less breathy. Gone was the nerdy Lupe Fiasco I expected to see bounding about on stage; instead a ridiculously cool lad pounced about killing rhymes. I can't wait for The Cool.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
I’ve never been one to just throw around props. Its just not in my blood, but I must say Chicago is REALLY holding down the Hip-Hop scene right now. In my opionion (and thats all that really matters) present day Chicago reminds me alot of New York in the 90’s, quality music coming from multiple directions. Lets see who is holding shit down for the Chi right now:
Common: Another solid album, from the Chi-town Nas. Nothing else to say there.
Kanye West: A true musical visionary. Stop hatin’ on the man, he’s damn good (Especially you Beans, you know he’s not gonna scrap wit you…shouts out to Philly). Kanye’s albums College Dropout and Late Registration made my college experience make more sense.
Lupe Fiasco: Now here is an artist that I feel is on the verge of greatness. Remember when Jay-Z dropped Reasonable Doubt? Stop lying, no you don’t. You probably don’t remember Jay-Z before Vol. 2 then you went back and listened to Reasonable Doubt and thought, man, this dude is incredible. Lupe is going to be on that same tip I promise you. If you can (though I do not condone bootlegging of any sort) get your hands on the pre-released (leaked version) of Food & Liquor. From his slavery referencing intro that parrallels Nas’ It Was Written to Ghetto Story which feels like Tupac taking you on a narrative journey to the bodega this guy comes with it. I’ll have to do a later post about Lupe because I can go on forever.
Kidz In The Hall: The entire Rawkus label is riding on their shoulders right now. Their album School Was My Hustle was pretty good. I give it a 3.75 out of 5. Plus dude in the group Knowledge was rockin a classic Polo Ralph Lauren P-Wing from 1992. That jacket is the flyest.
The Cool Kids: I got put onto these dudes through MySpace and I must say their beats are knocking and their lyrics are fun. It’s like listening to The Clipse and replacing all of their drug references with things like beepers, bmx bikes, and gold rope chains.
At the end of the day, the commonality I see between all of these Chi-Town artists is that their subject matter parrallels things I can relate to and go through on a daily basis. None of them are talking about their rims or crack sales to glorify who they are. Chi-Town must have some really good after-school programs or youth groups because these artist all developed having a sense of self. Holla.
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Quotations from the Interview: (for anybody aspiring to do anything)
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Well saturday just gone i saw LUPE FIASCO live at the prince of wales in st.kilda! best show i've been to! got there an hour and a half early and stood right infront of the stage not moving from leaning on top of a feedback speaker (except for a piss!). Foreign Heights supported and were amazing infact bought their cd (signed) and t-shirt when i left! and met M.C. Trey who is a gun! (my t reaks of smoke but i havn't taken it off yet, tis even in my profile pic!). When foreign heights came out i was rockin, Maya Jupiter grabbed my hand, and i wanted to yell maya you sent me a funkoars and hykoo cd! and they asked for a guy to get up on stage to rap a love song to, course i was too chicken shit to, but the guy they grabbed was a eal good spirit and wnet along with it! then later in their show they asked for 2 MC's ... i'm there thinking should i? if we freestyle and i choke i'll never forget it! so as soon as i pluck up the courage they already have 2! GADAMMIT! and the first MC was sick, real quick, awesome flow, but the second guy wasn;t an MC just a guy having some fun (and not really rhymin' lol but he had more courage then i did) so a third guy gets up and rips it! DAMMIT! ah well, i wasn't too dissapointed at the end of the night as you'll find out soon!
Lupe comes out and rips it immediately, dacning around to a coldplay tune, yes coldplay at a hip hop gig! and i'm filming him and during a song he points at my phone and looks right into it! and i was like woooh! and he's such a funny, relaxed guy! having a laugh and just so energetic jumpin around, playing air drums, air guitar, air everything! and i'm right near him the whole time! and he comes up and stand on the feedback speaker i'm leaning on! and during "sunshine" a song about a girl he rapped it the whole time to a girl in the audience! and she gave him a kiss and we're all just feeling the vibes! it was mad! then my great moment comes during the part where he's talking to the crowd just before "kick push" and he's right near me and then he comes towards me and talks to me with his mic, YES THATS RIGHT! "what's your name lil' homie?" "KIERON" "and where you from?" "SASSFRAS" "sassafras? where's that?" "HA UP IN THE STICKS" "is that a long way from here?" "YEP" "you skate?" "YEP" and then he points and winks at me cos we all know now he's going to do kick push, talks to another guy who says he's from bangladesh some one boo's and lupe really cooly says "who booed, don't boo bangladesh" and we all laugh cos he's just such a cool guy! then he splits the chorus into 2 parts, and my side was the push side! so he starts and instead of saying "this one right here i dedicate this one right here to all my homies out there grindin" he says " i dedicate this to you, and you etc. pointing to peoplem and continues, then he comes up to me and says "AND YOU" pointing at me!!!!! then he shakes my hand and starts the song! AND I'M LIKE AGGGH! i recorded it but you don't see the handshake cos i threw my phone into my other hand to shake his hand! SO I'M LIKE OH MY GODDD!!!!! and t then after the chorus the second verse's music changes to "shook ones part 2" by mobb deep a rap classic! and then again in the third verse to another song! MY GOD! INSANE PERFORMER! and during "daydreamin" like alway through the night he comes up to me face to face, and i'm rapping the words at the same time as him, but this time the line "wheres champagne we need champagne" he looks me dead in the eyes and we both are just going with it!" wooooooooooo!!! and during the line "right about the lower leg" he shows his shoe to me! AND I'M JUST LIKE OMG!!!! so yes THAT WAS AN AMAZING AND GREAT NIGHT and i can let down that i didn't get up to free with foreign heights! but i just felt inspired to bring out the ole' rap book and start writing again! so this is why i say HIP HOP TIL DEATH!!!!!
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