The Source has put together a list of the Top 50 Hip Hop Lyricists of All Time. Lupe is listed on position 49. I pretty much voiced my opinion about this on Twitter, so I'll just let you read what The Source wrote about Lupe and if you want to see the full list; go HERE for all scans.
In an age when denouncing violence and encouraging positive development in Rap seems to be a career killer, Lupe has defied the odds and emerged onto the scene with a more upbeat and positive meaning in his lyrics.
To some Lupe's lyrical repertoire may seem like a contradiction to his true message but he manages to draw in a wider audience with it and open up the eyes of the Hip Hop community. Using his emotion as a tool, Lupe is not afraid to voice his opinion.