This guy acts like he has a vagina a lot, but the music is dope. Lupe has principles which is more than most rappers can say for themselves, but he goes about presenting them in the wrong way more times than not. Plus I’m not a big fan of rappers who like to rap about “issues”, but in the grand scheme of things do nothing. Be on some Immortal Technique sh*t or kill that noise. Off Lasers which drops 3/8.
Lupe Fiasco is on a mission. His next album Mission, drawing on his unique ability to mold concepts into stories and then lyrics, will be a tribute to cancer survivors. Even more pithy: he'll invoke testimonials from those survivors as a template for the songs. Heavy, deep stuff. The Chicago rapper has never shied from profound subjects. This project, however, represents the peak use of his skills both socially and artistically. Watch his interview with Katie Couric after the jump.