First off. peep Memph Bleek’s cup of Earl Grey. That my friend is what’s gangsta.
Secondly, can you name anyone in this pic other than Bleek and jay? I can’t tell if that high yella cat is Irv Gotti or not, but I think the other dude might be Lupe Fiasco. What ever happened to that dude? He was on his way to the top but then everything fell out from under him. Part of that was his own doing and the rest, well I can’t really call it.
It was definitely a mistake for Lupe to get all mixed up with Byron Crawford. Nothing good has come to rappers that beef with that dude, just ask Pimp C or Stack Bundles. R.I.P. I’d say Lupe is pretty lucky to be alive right now. Fuxing with Byron Crawford could have gotten him kidnapped by wild mountain primates or some other effery. Keep in mind that Bol is some kind of deposed African.
I find it somewhat ironic that Lupe Fiasco was flippant when he was criticized for flubbing the lines to that A Tribe Called Quest song he was asked to recite by Vh-1 in honor of the group. At least those dudes put in enough work to come up on a Hip-Hop Honor. Lupe Fiasco is fast fading into the background like another Neptunes project, Philly’s Most Wanted. It was never easy to stay on the top of the game, but I don’t even see Lupe getting back in the game. He’s like the Stephon Marbury of the rap game.
For his lack or overtly compelling music Lupe does not lack earnestness. If he wore more pink I wouldn’t be able to tell him from Charles Hamilton. At least Charles Hamilton has a sense of humor about himself. Let me rewind and say that I do think Lupe Fiasco has good music. His second album ‘The Cool’ was one of the better albums in 2007. What is it about Lupe then that makes me feel like he is a bland dude? Is it the idea that he knows about the world at large and acts like he gives a fux?
There’s something about Lupe and I can’t enumerate it right now but I feel like he could walk right past me and I wouldn’t even recognize him. He needs to get himself an Amber Rose. A foxy muse can make even the most milqetoast emcee stand out in a crowd. No shots to ‘Ye Tudda who had a swagger way before Amber. Its just that I fux with Lupe as a person [ll] but as a rapper who could have been the leader of the new cool he’s hustling backwards and becoming the leader of the new who?! Instead of forming a supergroup with N.E.R.D. and ‘Ye Tudda he’s gonna be doing tours with Ace Hood and Spider Loc.
No one will be checking for that album.