Lupe Fiasco — Bitch Bad

“New Lupe Fiasco” is a phrase I never tire of hearing.  Once upon a time, Lu’ was my favorite artist of any genre.  While his previous album was not even worthy of being named, his catalogue is easily one of the best in the business.  Hopefully, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album (rumored to be released in July) will be closer to The Cool and Food & Liquor’s quality than The Album Which Shall Not Be Named.  With Bitch Bad, Lupe attempts to cook up some of that old magic with his original recipe of clever lyrics and powerful metaphors.  How’d he do?



FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Lupe Fiasco — The Cool

To this day, this is one of the most beautifully crafted hip-hop tracks I have ever heard.  Lupe Fiasco’s storytelling abilities truly shine on The Cool, taking us through a recently-shot man’s experience as he views the world from a new perspective (as the living dead).  The man walks through his old “hood” and observes the stereotypical reality of what got him killed in the first place.  A masterpiece.  Enjoy the weekend!