Monday, January 14, 2008

No One Wants to Smoke a Blunt with Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco’s problem is that no one wants to smoke a blunt with him. This is partially because he doesn’t smoke weed or drink liquor. But it’s also partly because rap traditionalists sense that Fiasco isn’t quite one of them, with his actions over the past two years doing everything possible to corroborate that opinion: from the now-infamous fumbling of lyrics to A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation” at last year’s VH1 Hip-Hop Honors to his open preference of jazz over hip-hop and MC Hammer over Native Tongues — not to mention a steady diet of Nietzsche, Pink Floyd and Japanese manga

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Xaviera said...

That article speaks volumes of truth. I don't think I know anyone who smokes that can spit a line from Lupe... lol... Funny they say smoking weed opens your mind, and so you would think that would help them understand him more... lol... no really, maybe there is something to be said about todays "hip hop" culture (I use that term lightly) not supporting artist like Lupe and Common. You can't smoke with them, won't see them in an Impala on 28s or in the club making it rain, they are globally respected but not at home. That is something a lot of the true hip hop artist all have in common. I guess it's something to ponder deeper.

P.S. Can' wait til Jan. 28th :)

Anonymous said...

This was a great article on Lupe and his place in hip hop and why he touches a nerve with so many people whether it's good or bad. He doesn't quite fit in any of the typical rap molds (mainstream, backpacker, etc) and for some reason people take offense to that especially when they can't say he's one of them. But ironically he probably has fans amongst every group.

Anonymous said...

I just hope Lupe stays around and doesn't retire. We need him. He's a very profound individual.

Anonymous said...

from i gotcha

"I wrap it in a towel here go my pal in the stomach
And I be on my green like Irish Spring and I coast
Fudge wit it and get a mouth full of soap"