History Music / LupeFiasco

26th Jan '16 1:11:44 PM missmoon
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* 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.

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* 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.

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** "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.

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** 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".

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** KendrickLamar, Music/KendrickLamar, amongst others, is targeted in "SLR 2" and "SLR 3: Round of Applause".
30th Dec '15 5:46:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* WithLyrics: "Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)" for [[{{UNKLE}} "Chemistry"]].

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* WithLyrics: "Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)" for [[{{UNKLE}} [[Music/{{UNKLE}} "Chemistry"]].
8th Dec '15 1:18:24 PM Berrenta
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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* * 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.
28th Oct '15 4:19:07 PM nombretomado
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** Arguably "Pound of Flesh/Paris, Tokyo 2" takes shots at {{Drake}}.

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** Arguably "Pound of Flesh/Paris, Tokyo 2" takes shots at {{Drake}}.Music/{{Drake}}.
19th Aug '15 9:17:11 AM MadCormorant
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** In "Go Go Gadget Flow", Lupe proclaims himself to be a "little rap Creator/IsaacAsimov."
3rd Apr '15 12:49:46 PM HeavyMetalSnail
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* 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.
16th Feb '15 8:59:13 PM wuggles
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His third album, [[strike:Losers]]''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.

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His third album, [[strike:Losers]]''Lasers'', ''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.
16th Dec '14 2:33:55 PM nombretomado
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** "And He Gets the Girl" mentions Thelonious Monk, FinalFantasy, and LinkinPark.

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** "And He Gets the Girl" mentions Thelonious Monk, FinalFantasy, Franchise/FinalFantasy, and LinkinPark.
10th Nov '14 5:15:13 AM Pyrite
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