Lupe Fiasco is known as a socially conscious rapper, and that is the lane he chooses for himself, with songs like “B…. Bad” making us aware of negative effects of using the B word so often in rap lyrics. While chopping it up with Jenny Boom Boom, Lupe expresses his opinion about today’s rap game.
“You know, for me, hip-hop, I wanna hear stuff I haven’t heard before. So like, 99% of the hip-hop that I hear these days is just the same. And, it’s just kinda like, what am I listening to it for? And for me, that’s keepin’ it 100. It might be good, the beat is dope, the lyrics might be whatever on a technical thing, but at the end of the day it’s like why am I listening to this?”
He says he doesn’t want to be the “booty record” guy. “I don’t wanna be the booty record go-to guy, be clear, the shoot-you-up-in-the-club guy, the nine-chains guy, I don’t wanna be that guy. I wanna be social conscience, Mos Def, Nas, I’ll stay in that lane, I’m good in my lane…I’ll get slow money,” Lupe says.
What’s your opinion about Hip-Hop today?
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