Monday, November 19, 2007

Lupe Fiasco: Chicago's Finest MC

Sorry Common. Sorry Kanye. Lupe Fiasco has taken over the Windy City. "Food and Liquor" witnessed Lupe sucessfully finding his identity and niche as a rapper. Early singles from his forthcoming "The Cool" suggest he is now expanding upon that identity and setting himself apart further, with a sound and rhyme flow unique to himself.

"Superstar"


"Dumb It Down"


Unfortunately, he still is victim to second-tier production. When he finally is able to escape low-budget beats, and is able to actually get production up to the level of his rhymes, we'll be looking at a triumph on the level of Clipse's "Hell Hath No Fury" and Cannibal Ox's "The Cold Vein".

4 comments:

The_Janitor said...

Forget the south, east coast or west coast Chicago is where it's at. check out Consequence too.

Kid C said...

Consequence has been very good in the guest spots I've heard him in, but I've never actually heard any of his solo albums. Any recommendations?

The_Janitor said...

He's only had one solo album, it's called "Don't Quit Your Day job". There are quite a few of his songs on Youtube. If you can find the album somewhere you should definately buy it, i'll pay u back for it.

November 19, 2007 1:22 PM

constant_k said...

hell hath no fury is a bangin record

I actually purchased Food and Liquor in a store for money, but I was disappointed by it. Not grimy enough for me, I guess.