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Old 07-25-2008, 01:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I just started getting into him, and I have to say he seems all over the place, sound-wise. But I like 'Streets on Fire', 'Go-Go Gadget Flow' and 'Dumb it Down'.

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I heard somewhere that he mighta been a huge heroin dealer along with his friend, Chilly (whos now serving 45 years in prison for narcotic distribution). supposedly he was talkin on the phone with Chilly about "red" and "yellow" ones, which he testified as just protools markings. but if youve ever seen The Wire, or know anything about heroin distribution, you know that Red and Yellow caps ARE NOT ****in Protools markings hahahaa. I dont know man, he also kinda hints at it on a few songs on The Cool.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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^ now I finally understand those references. thanks
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I heard somewhere that he mighta been a huge heroin dealer along with his friend, Chilly (whos now serving 45 years in prison for narcotic distribution). supposedly he was talkin on the phone with Chilly about "red" and "yellow" ones, which he testified as just protools markings. but if youve ever seen The Wire, or know anything about heroin distribution, you know that Red and Yellow caps ARE NOT ****in Protools markings hahahaa. I dont know man, he also kinda hints at it on a few songs on The Cool.
The Cool was a concept album- it's not about him, it's about the characters he created. For now, I think it's safe to assume Lupe's clean. I'm actually feeling a lot of his stuff, I don't see how it is a club sound though. I couldn't see people dancing to "Kick, Push". If you dig deeper into Lupe Fiasco's catalogue (I mean his mixtape only, non-album stuff) he sounds like a different MC. Both the production and rapping style change. He still touches on the story of The Cool but he uses a lot of interesting wordplay you wouldn't hear from most MC's. Here's a good example it's off of his "Revenge of the Nerds" mixtape ( http://datpiff.com/Lupe-Fiasco-Reven...html&no_cj_c=1 ) The song is called "Switch" Lupe raps as multiple personalities throughout the song. Another I would suggest is "Lupe The Killer" YouTube - Lupe Fiasco: Lupe The Killer watch fro the wordplay in this one.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've been listening to The Cool again and it's getting a new lease on life, I'm really loving this album, whereas I just liked it when I first got it. He's easily the best thing to appear in mainstream hip hop for a long time.

This inspired me to grab Food and Liquor, which is a good album, but to me the production sounds very generic and I can really hear Kanye's stamp all over it, even the songs he didn't produce still remind me of his style.

I'm glad that he started moving away from that in The Cool, a more low key approach, bringing in quite a few classical elements and creating an overall more diverse sound.

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Lyrically he's not as vapid as I assumed he'd be, more Kanye than primetime thug? 'Dumb It Down' is pretty sick, but Fiasco's production style I'm never gonna be big on, it's made for clubs.
I think that's another assumption, he really isn't a club rapper at all, even less so than on his first album. Looking through the cool I can't find anything that really resembles a dance track.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I really like Dumb it down off the cool going threw the whole elimination of the senses was very cool
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have a few tracks. "Trials & Tribulations" is sick, but is it worth downloading a full album?
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I would definitely recomend downloading The Cool.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Food & Liquor is better, but i would get The Cool first to see if you really like the flow.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I loved both of them.

Food and Liquor was a little better, but the Cool is still classic.
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