Monday, February 18, 2008

Time Out London

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Lupe Fiasco: Interview
Lupe Fiasco is more likely to watch ‘Doctor Zhivago’ than MTV Base and says his positive approach stems from Islam. Not that he likes to big up himself too much, he tells Time Out

Over here in backwards Blighty we think that hip hop is all about glamour and coolness and all that stuff. But for Chicago native and white-hot rap star Lupe Fiasco, hip hop is about as sexy as Drynights lingerie.

‘I don't really get the same kinda romance that I would get from, like, jazz,’ he says. ‘And even to a lesser extent to rock ’n’ roll. Rock ’n’ roll has a romance to it – how can I put it? – a very vulgar romance, but still a romance; whereas hip hop has more fa├žade. The romance of hip hop is like the struggle to get on. The romance is doin’ the ciphers and try’na get studio time and being on the bus and reciting your rhymes. That’s the romance of hip hop – the struggle to get there. But, once you get there, it’s gone.’

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