Article on Matthew Santos
After moving to Chicago in 2001 to study music at Columbia College, he met Fiasco through a mutual friend (engineer Greg Magers). The rapper recruited Santos to sing on "American Terrorist," one of the standouts on his 2006 debut "Food & Liquor." He’s back for two tracks on "The Cool," the new Fiasco record that hit stores Tuesday.
"Superstar" is where he really shines, playingto Lupe’s Kanye as he delivers the melodic, repetitive chorus, "If you are what you say you are, a superstar/ Then have no fear, the camera’s here."
"It’s really challenging and creatively satisfying working with Lupe, because I’m working completely under his vision," said Santos, who also sings and plays in Fiasco’s band on tour. When it comes time to get back into his own mode of music, he said, "The transition isn’t all that difficult.
"It’d be different if Lupe wasn’t the kind of conscious rapper that he is. His words are powerful, and he appeals to an open-minded crowd."
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