History Music / LupeFiasco

15th Nov '17 6:29:55 AM UchuuFlamenco
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> Game over, [[MortalKombat body parts]].

to:

--> Game over, [[MortalKombat [[Franchise/MortalKombat body parts]].
27th Aug '17 8:03:09 AM dlchen145
Is there an issue? Send a Message


One of the best and still relatively new HipHop artists out there, Lupe Fiasco (real name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) has been called a breath of fresh air into what is becoming an overly commercialized genre. By Music/JayZ, [[{{Irony}} no less]]. His first early success came when he appeared on Music/KanyeWest's "Touch the Sky". Not long after that, his debut album ''Food & Liquor'' dropped and the lead single "Kick, Push", a homage to skateboarding [[DualMeaningChorus among other things]], started to reveal the talent the young rapper had. The album was critically acclaimed and got him three Grammy nods.

to:

One of the best and still relatively new HipHop artists out there, Lupe Fiasco (real name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) Jaco, born February 16, 1982) has been called a breath of fresh air into what is becoming an overly commercialized genre. By Music/JayZ, [[{{Irony}} no less]]. His first early success came when he appeared on Music/KanyeWest's "Touch the Sky". Not long after that, his debut album ''Food & Liquor'' dropped and the lead single "Kick, Push", a homage to skateboarding [[DualMeaningChorus among other things]], started to reveal the talent the young rapper had. The album was critically acclaimed and got him three Grammy nods.
11th Feb '17 9:56:04 PM BronyoftheOctaves
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In December 2016, he announced that he was retiring from rapping.


to:

In December 2016, he announced that he was retiring "retiring" from rapping.

rapping after releasing a single known as "N.E.R.D." and then cancelled three planned albums for 2017 under the name ''DROGAS'', ''DROGAS Light'', and ''Skull''. He later on surprised people by releasing ''DROGAS Light'', but it's unknown if he really is going to retire.



Added DiffLines:

* ''DROGAS Light'' (2017)
* ''DROGAS'' (?)
* ''Skull'' (?)
3rd Jan '17 8:13:26 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Funnily enough, the genre that his Friend of the People mixtape is classified under is "Unclassifiable."

to:

Funnily enough, the genre that his Friend of the People mixtape is classified under is "Unclassifiable."
"Unclassifiable".

On September 25th, ''Food and Liquor 2'' was released. While the album was generally well liked and earned him (yet another) Grammy Nomination, a lot of criticism came in the form of accusing Lupe Fiasco being a bit too {{Anvilicious}} and one critic accused his self-regard being greater than his actual skill. Fans, on the other hand, loved it.



On September 25th, ''Food and Liquor 2'' was released. While the album was generally well liked and earned him (yet another) Grammy Nomination, a lot of criticism came in the form of accusing Lupe Fiasco being a bit too {{Anvilicious}} and one critic accused his self-regard being greater than his actual skill. Fans, on the other hand, loved it.

to:

On September 25th, ''Food and Liquor 2'' was released. While the album was generally well liked and earned him (yet another) Grammy Nomination, a lot of criticism came in the form of accusing Lupe Fiasco being a bit too {{Anvilicious}} and one critic accused his self-regard being greater than his actual skill. Fans, on the other hand, loved it.
3rd Jan '17 8:12:29 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

In December 2016, he announced that he was retiring from rapping.
21st Dec '16 5:00:09 PM darkchiefy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The entire first verse of "The Show Goes On" is spent telling Atlantic to collectively fuck themselves.

to:

** The entire first verse of "The Show Goes On" is spent telling Atlantic Creator/AtlanticRecords to collectively fuck themselves.
26th Jan '16 1:11:44 PM missmoon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EpicRocking: Tetuso and Youth features many songs that go over five minutes but special mention goes to Mural (8:48), Prisoner 1 & 2 (8:36), and especially Chopper (9:32). The last one is especially notable for being a result of seven rappers all making 32 bar verses because no one was given a length cap.

to:

* EpicRocking: Tetuso ''Tetuso and Youth Youth'' features many songs that go over five minutes but special mention goes to Mural (8:48), Prisoner 1 & 2 (8:36), and especially Chopper (9:32). The last one is especially notable for being a result of seven rappers all making 32 bar verses because no one was given a length cap.



** "And He Gets the Girl" mentions Thelonious Monk, Franchise/FinalFantasy, and LinkinPark.

to:

** "And He Gets the Girl" mentions Thelonious Monk, Franchise/FinalFantasy, and LinkinPark.Music/LinkinPark.



** And even better, after KendrickLamar set the world alight with [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome his verse]] on Big Sean's "Control", Lupe returned to this and released "SLR 2" and "SLR 3: Round of Applause".
* TakeThat: Occasionally, usually to more mainstream rap. Lupe may be clever with his meanings and rhymes, but his insults are usually not as subtle. A fairly direct one is made about 22 seconds from the end of "Gotta Eat", aimed at SouljaBoy. It's barely audible upon the first few listenings.

to:

** And even better, after KendrickLamar Music/KendrickLamar set the world alight with [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome his verse]] on Big Sean's "Control", Lupe returned to this and released "SLR 2" and "SLR 3: Round of Applause".
* TakeThat: Occasionally, usually to more mainstream rap. Lupe may be clever with his meanings and rhymes, but his insults are usually not as subtle. A fairly direct one is made about 22 seconds from the end of "Gotta Eat", aimed at SouljaBoy.Music/SouljaBoy. It's barely audible upon the first few listenings.



** KendrickLamar, amongst others, is targeted in "SLR 2" and "SLR 3: Round of Applause".

to:

** KendrickLamar, Music/KendrickLamar, amongst others, is targeted in "SLR 2" and "SLR 3: Round of Applause".
30th Dec '15 5:46:46 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WithLyrics: "Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)" for [[{{UNKLE}} "Chemistry"]].

to:

* WithLyrics: "Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)" for [[{{UNKLE}} [[Music/{{UNKLE}} "Chemistry"]].
8th Dec '15 1:18:24 PM Berrenta
Is there an issue? Send a Message


His third album, ''Lasers'', [[DevelopmentHell was shelved in 2008 by his label]] because [[ExecutiveMeddling they thought it wasn't "pop" enough]]. A combination of Lupe caving to pressure and rewriting some songs (something he has said [[CreatorBacklash will forever taint his own opinion of the album]]) and [[InternetBacklash general fan outrage]] led to the record finally being released in 2011.

to:

His third album, ''Lasers'', [[DevelopmentHell was shelved in 2008 by his label]] because [[ExecutiveMeddling they thought it wasn't "pop" enough]]. A combination of Lupe caving to pressure and rewriting some songs (something he has said [[CreatorBacklash will forever taint his own opinion of the album]]) and [[InternetBacklash general fan outrage]] outrage led to the record finally being released in 2011.
30th Oct '15 7:26:04 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


One of the best and still relatively new HipHop artists out there, Lupe Fiasco (real name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) has been called a breath of fresh air into what is becoming an overly commercialized genre. By Music/JayZ, [[{{Irony}} no less]]. His first early success came when he appeared on KanyeWest's "Touch the Sky". Not long after that, his debut album ''Food & Liquor'' dropped and the lead single "Kick, Push", a homage to skateboarding [[DualMeaningChorus among other things]], started to reveal the talent the young rapper had. The album was critically acclaimed and got him three Grammy nods.

to:

One of the best and still relatively new HipHop artists out there, Lupe Fiasco (real name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) has been called a breath of fresh air into what is becoming an overly commercialized genre. By Music/JayZ, [[{{Irony}} no less]]. His first early success came when he appeared on KanyeWest's Music/KanyeWest's "Touch the Sky". Not long after that, his debut album ''Food & Liquor'' dropped and the lead single "Kick, Push", a homage to skateboarding [[DualMeaningChorus among other things]], started to reveal the talent the young rapper had. The album was critically acclaimed and got him three Grammy nods.



* BigBad: His concept album character The Game, who is a large man in a suit with a skull for a head, glowing red dice for eyes, and crack smoke that comes from his mouth.
* BlackAndNerdy: From dropping references to Lupin III on [[KanyeWest "Touch the Sky"]] to being a huge gamer, Lupe is one of the finest examples of a nerd from the hip-hop world. The [[NerdGlasses glasses]] help too.
* CallBack: Occasionally references his older songs in newer ones. "State Run Radio" references "Dumb It Down" and "Superstar", two songs on a similar topic.

to:

* * BigBad: His concept album character The Game, who is a large man in a suit with a skull for a head, glowing red dice for eyes, and crack smoke that comes from his mouth.
* * BlackAndNerdy: From dropping references to Lupin III on [[KanyeWest [[Music/KanyeWest "Touch the Sky"]] to being a huge gamer, Lupe is one of the finest examples of a nerd from the hip-hop world. The [[NerdGlasses glasses]] help too.
* * CallBack: Occasionally references his older songs in newer ones. "State Run Radio" references "Dumb It Down" and "Superstar", two songs on a similar topic.
This list shows the last 10 events of 69. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Music.LupeFiasco