Lupe takes to Twitter to give us “Light Blue”, produced by DJ SimonSez.
DONT MIND ME….JUST STAYING IN SHAPE…JUST PRACTICE…LIKE A PIANO PLAYER OR A GYMNAST. Not on T&Y…So pls dont Say It Is on your blog. Thanx.
“WARNING: If you are easily offended or religiously sensitive DO NOT listen to #LamborghiniAngels it contains very strong subject matter.”
That is what Lupe tweeted yesterday before he dropped “Lamborghini Angels”. This song will be featured on Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, out September 25th. Pick up the track now on iTunes. Produced by Mr. Inkredible.
Yikes. A few years ago Lupe, along with Wale and Kardinal Offishall, hopped on Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s iconic track “T.R.O.Y.” It was a mixtape track that came out before the era of Twitter (I think?) so I guess no one really noticed. Well that all changed when Lupe dropped the full version of his first single from Food and Liquor II. “T.R.O.Y.”‘s original creator Pete Rock went off on Twitter for a bit on his displeasure of Lupe’s rendition. Check it out below.
Lil Wayne is the unequivocal mixtape king. The number of projects he dropped during that 2006-2009 era will probably never be matched ever again. Nowadays Lupe Fiasco is considered the antithesis of mixtape Weezy. In the past five years he’s only released two mixtapes, Friend Of The People: I Fight Evil and Enemy Of The State: A Love Story.
But before he releasing Food and Liquor in 2006, Lupe was dropping some of the best hip-hop mixtapes of the past decade. When I was in high school (before blogs existed to my knowledge), I was ordering Japanese bootleg copies of Lupe Fiasco’s tapes from on eBay. That was my first experience with hip-hop mixtapes. Some of my favorite Lupe songs are off of those eBay CDs. Projects like Revenge of the Nerds and A Rhyming Ape clogged my bulky 16 GB iPod all throughout high school. I’m sure most of you are well aware of these joints, but just incase you’re not, here’s my present to you. Pick up the entire tape HERE.
Some old mixtape Lupe for your morning. Who wants to go into Garage Band and take out Kardinal Offishall for us? Thanks in advance.
Lupe Fiasco was one of the first rappers I can remember that started to collaborate with dubstep/electronic producers (L.A.S.E.R.S. is an obvious example). Bassnectar hired Joey Garfield/Ghost Robot to direct and produce the title track of his upcoming album (that dropped today). Trippy mane.