Mike Shinoda Talks About Lupe Fiasco





"Lupe never puts a word down on paper"


Somehow I just found this on my computer... It's old (from 2005) but some of you might haven't heard it before...if you wonder where this is from; Mike released an edition of the Fort Minor album "The Rising Tied" which featured comments for every track and this is the one for "Be Somebody."

15 comments:

  1. Lupe raps about writing lyrics tho...
    In many of his older joints he talks about the concept of pen and paper :)

    I don't know I feel like Lupe is the type of artist that writes down his lyrics... But then again the stuff he did with fort minor was kinda different from a lot of his work and kinda more simple verses... so maybe Fort minor has just never seen him write down a verse?

    I don't know I've just always though lupe was the dude to spend a whole week writing a song lol

    Before I say this I wanna say I'm a huge Lupe fan...
    But we gotta face it that Lupe is a weak freestyler... and a dude that thinks about his verse in the studio in few minutes should really be capable of dropping some nice freestyles from time to time... I don't know

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  2. Honestly, I was surprised when I listened to Mike's comment again.

    I always thought that Lupe would write his stuff down.

    But yeah...maybe it's just like that on certain songs.

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  3. I don't think we should be really surprised by this. Lu has said it many time that he usually doesn't write down on paper. Though it took him about 3 months to write The Cool(song).
    he said The Coolest and the whole A Rhyming Ape Mixtape were never written on paper.

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  4. i always assumed lupe wrote out his lyrics, just because of how intricate they are. now as far as freestyling, i was always impressed with how strong lupe was at it. just look at that video with chris brown, lupe's bars rhymed well, had a nice flow, and actually made sense. and i think you can find more evidence of this in several of his concert freestyles. i mean just the fact that he actually does real freestyles in front of people is impressive. i dunno, i feel like he's slept on when it comes to freestyling.

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  5. I always thought he wrote most of his lyrics. To the dude who said he is a weak freestyler.. you obviously don't listen to real freestyles. Lupe is damn good at it. The stuff you listen to are probably already written and the person makes it seem like its off the top.. Just listen to his freestyle on Rapcity or whatever. Dope and you can tell its off the top.

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  6. ye id say its just on certain songs ..
    think about songs like dumb it down , with lyrics like that.

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  7. you guys are talking about different types of freestyles I think. A song like "Dead Presidents Freestlye" myabe wasn't written on paper, but he didn't just spit it off the top of his head, he thought about it for a while.

    Great find Sean!

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  8. "To the dude who said he is a weak freestyler.. you obviously don't listen to real freestyles. Lupe is damn good at it. The stuff you listen to are probably already written and the person makes it seem like its off the top.."

    your quick to say I obviously don't listen to real freestyles... lmao
    Most of the guys I listen to are the best freestyle rappers so maybe I'm just putting the bar too high for Lupe...

    Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton, Talib Kweli, Eminem, eyedea are like probably my favorite freestylers... I'm obviously leaving out a lot of my fav ones since I don't remember it atm..

    And lol that freestyle with chris brown was kinda weak :)
    And most of the concert freestyles were fun and all... but you can't really say lupe is a good freestyler?..

    I mean he knows himself he ain't a good freestyler and in the past he has often spit a written worse from earlier work when he's asked for a freestyle... And he has a lot of back up lines and stuff real freestyle rappers don't have..

    I can't even believe we are discussing if lupe is a good Freestyle rapper or not... He's not good it's obvious :)

    "i mean just the fact that he actually does real freestyles in front of people is impressive"

    I agree.. I mean freestylin is just about having fun playing around so I def respect that he has dropped freestyle from time to time... Actually like before the cool came I think no Lupe Fan had ever heard a freestyle from him lmao...

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  9. well i guess it's just a matter of opinion, since i didn't think the chris brown freestyle was weak at all :)

    this is all highly subjective but i'm always up for a good debate. but not if you belittle people's opinions that are opposite of your own, like when you said "I can't even believe we are discussing if lupe is a good Freestyle rapper or not... He's not good it's obvious :)" how is it obvious? to you it may be obvious, but apparently there are those like myself who think otherwise. who's to say who is right and who is wrong?

    you need to realize your opinion isn't the only one that matters =)

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  10. "you need to realize your opinion isn't the only one that matters =)"

    meh that would be too much work I like being the opinionated dude..

    But yea my reply came out a bit harsh somehow... (maybe has something to do about the fact everything I've said today has turned into an argument lmao )

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  11. hlynkinn you think ASHER is a good freestyler so your opinion means nonthing, i like asher but he cant freestlye at all, and charles is decent, lupe can freestyle so go fuck youself

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  12. Drake never puts a word down on paper either...he types his lyrics in his blackberry...it's pretty much impossible that Lupe freestyles his verses

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  13. Lmao whats up with posting your hate post as anonymous lmao...

    And there is a difference between freestylin and making verses like Jay-Z does and biggie used to... lmao

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjXA4PwRlsM

    Lmao whatever...
    I might be saying lupe ain't a good freestyler since all the freestyles I've heard by him have been really really simple and short... I mean just simple rhyme patterns and lasts for like 1 minute r osme...

    IF you guys have some other freestyles to back your opinions with please share...

    It just looks like your some stupid super fans who can't accept the fact lupe ain't the greatest at some part of this hip hop shit..

    Lmao ya'll also think lupe is a better producer than Dj Premier?

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  14. ^^ cosign! Lupe is like Common as a freestyler - canned lines, very similar punches and simple patterns. Not to say he's shitty or somethin, but he's not on the level for me to say he's good at it. Eminem, Canibus, Fab...that's freestyling

    and i'm pretty sure he writes his lyrics. Even Jay didn't freestyle in the booth.

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