I think it safe to say that Lupe Fiasco rhymes with a Flint, Michigan type boulder on his shoulder at times. Whether it is the carne with Sir Pete Rock or the return to traditional hip hop mastery and lyricism that he is displaying, Lu is edged up. On this track he scientifically and analytically breaks down the B-word via narrative, interjected ideology, and culturally derived dissection. His ability to craft tracks that force society to see itself in the mirror is uncanny. This is reflective of his track Hip Hop Saved My Life in which he uses the styling of a mainstream rapper/hip-hop track to expose the counter-productivity of the music lifestyle that can be coveted by young emcees. As you listen, recognize that he is not glorifying the word yet forcing the public to question its facets. Food and Liquor 2 Coming Soon.
Antonio Cortez Appling