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Will Cool Young Lu Quit with 3?

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When the Roots sang that ode to hip hop a few years ago I felt they were singing about my experience.  I love rap music but just like searching for a man you have to weed through the bad and the over hyped to find the good stuff. 

When you find an artist that is good you want to support them.  So to hear that Lupe Fiasco is thinking about quitting after his next CD is rather sad.

“I don’t want to say I’m 100 percent sure, like, ‘Yeah, this is it.’ But 85 percent,” he revealed to MTV. “That 15 percent is the X factor. That could be bills. Like, ‘Lupe, you got to pay the bills.’ ‘Oh, man, I got to put out another album.’ ”

Lupe is a throw back to old school late 80s rap, when some artists rapped about more than just loose women, firearms, and their expense accounts.  I’d even go so far as to say that Lupe is probably one of the few young brothers who can actually rap.  Yeah, I guess its interesting to see how many different ways Soulja Boy can say “Yooooouuuuuuu!” over a beat that will make you want to dance but for those of us who still have synapses that fire we want our words to actually have meaning and depth.

Like Lupe in this song right here:


Written by rentec

14 April, 2008 at 1:44 pm

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