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Lupe Fiasco: "I Made Sure Mine Were Extra-Witty"

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Fraser McAlpine | 17:57 UK time, Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Lupe Fiasco

Last year, a single called 'Dumb It Down' seemed to be coming out which - to my mind at least - would blow Lupe Fiasco from being that rapper who did a song about skateboarding to being that rapper who is bringing the clever back to hip hop. Then, all of a sudden, nothing happened. Shortly after that, Lupe's people announced that his next single 'Superstar' was coming out soon, and it was as if 'Dumb It Down' had never been made.

"Hmm", I mused to myself, "this looks like a job for my superhero alter-ego - The Human Talks. Fetch my interviewing cape, Alfred!"

Lupe FiascoWhat I Expected:Well, you never can tell whether a lyrical rap wizard is going to be just as intellectual (and therefore confusing) in real life. Thankfully he's not. Hell, he can't even pronounce su-doku properly.
What I Did Not Expect: Why English people can't say American place names...how to confuse someone you are supposed to be insulting...plus, imagine a world where the wealth of Pharrell, the unpredictability of Kanye and the austere...ness of Lupe all joined forces. Wouldn't YOU be intruiged?


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Here's the video for 'Superstar', which is out on January 14th.

Lupe Fiasco is also available in website form...
And MySpace form...


  1. At 07:02 PM on 12 Jan 2008, Emma wrote:

    Is this really the video for Superstar? hmmm i think someone made a mistake :P

    [Ah, yes. That would be me. Sorry! All fixed now! - Fraser]

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