"Some of the kids aren't going to make it out of there," Lupe Fiasco says, getting emotional after seeing an old MTV News interview from his childhood block.
Lupe cares about his community. If you want to hear another real MC check out Lecrae. Check out his newest mixtape on datpiff.com called "Church Clothes" He's a fresh breathe of air in times like this.
im from the chi i fee lupe on this ITS TIME 4 A CHANGE
I can't help but wonder how fans of Hip Hop can feel this same level of hurt but we embrace the music that promotes it.
If you thought he was fake before this, then this interview should convince you otherwise. Personally, I don't know how anyone thought he was fake. I might not be from the hood, but I have spent a great deal of time with people from these areas and I have been in these areas frequently (visiting extended fam & friends), and I as a woman cry about what I see, about the hopelessness I see in the faces of the clients I help as an attorney-in-training. I understand his tears. God, I understand it.
Modern day prophet speaking.... scary. Scary, scary, scary...
Thank you Lupe! Well said. Keep up the fight!
Brought me to tears....I wish this generation appreciated more conscious rap/rappers.
This goes to show Lupe Fiasco really really care about the **** he talks about in his music..
Lupe was always both cool and real. He stands for 'change,' 'resistance,' and 'living in reality.' Real people know gang-banging isn't cool. It's all about psychology with people. We're born into this world learning from what we see, feel, and experience so it forms our 'reality' or 'perception' of life. In other words, how you were raised is 'most likely' how you may act. That's why some people think it's okay to kill, steal, and destroy and others know better.
still thinks lupe is under rated and should be sitting on the throne the way kanye is
Real ****...At least cats in the Chi know he cares.
Lupe is the realest cat out there....I have gained a new level of respect for him....that man is a human being
Lupe i Shed Tears With You..My Brother
When he came to my hood in New Orleans the "murder per capita capital" he shed some tears n spoke his mind, truth, beliefs and even began hitting on religion when speaking about "Katrina." He is deeper than Lil Wayne can ever be he has more respect for New Orleans than "The Greatest Rapper Alive" does and he's from Chicago! I ***** wit Lupe to the MAX, enlighten urselfs brothers n sisters he is a prophet in the movement. Another Urban Renaissance is inevitable, change is gon come when we make it
It's not about a contest to be the "realest emcee". Pipe down hypebeast.
this right here makes lupe the realest emcee....alot of emcees say, write songs, and dedicate hinngs to their dead homies and cities but lupe is the only one to actually shed genuine tears over the subject