January 15, 2010

Overdose on the Cool

0I first saw Lupe Fiasco on the Kanye West Glow in the Dark Tour and ever since then, I've been in love with him (ok ok i'm exaggerating. but you get my drift)
What differentiates Fiasco from other rappers is his subject matter.  Instead of talking smack and encouraging his fans to "fuck bitches, get money", Lupe Fiasco raps about important issues in an extremely intelligent manner.

Mama K's Lupe Fiasco Play List
Baba Says Cool for Thought
They thought it was cool to burn crosses in your front lawn as they hung you from trees in
Your backyard.
They thought it was cool to leave you thirsty and strand katrina.
He thought it was cool to carry a gun in his classroom and open fire, virginia tech columbine,
Stop the violence.
They thought it was cool to tare down the projects and put up million dollar condos,
They think its cool to stand on the block hiding products in their socks making quick dime bag
They think its cool to to ride down on you in blue and white unmarked cars, bustin you upside
Yo head.
Freeze....cause the problem is we think its cool too.
Check your ingredients, before you overdose, on the cool. 

this is probably my favorite track on the whole album, because it is a really powerful piece of poetry
The Coolest

Little Weapon

Fiasco uses his ability and star power to bring attention to important issues like Child Soldiers
Hello Goodbye (Uncool)

As if being an incredible musician wasn't enough, Lupe Fiasco was recently part of the team that climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about the water crisis.

so he is pretty much my celeb crush of the moment...

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