Lupe Fiasco encourages the boycotting of Spin Magazine!


Spin Magazine recently wrote an article where they gave their opinion on "Bitch Bad" . In the article, they say that the song and its video are "mansplaining...half-baked conscious hip-pop...muddled, measly-mouthed missive...reckless social commentary...poorly thought-out grab for attention" and claim that Lupe has a "moronic lyrics-over-everything attitude".

Well, Lupe came across the article and he isn't too happy about it. He took to Twitter and encouraged the boycotting of Spin Magazine, stating:
Spin Magazine really be on one...so #BitchBad is "half- baked conscious hip-hop" huh? I see why you call yourself "Spin" cuz that's all u do. To not like an artist soooo much you sure spend an awful lot of time cooking up eloquent garbage about him...stop reaching...it's sad. Sensationalism and half-truth runs the media. Practice real journalism or put fold out boy band posters in your mag and call it a day.

Yeah I think a #SpinMagazineBoycott may be in order...sick of the foolishness.So yeah now you have my undivided and unshakable attention #BoycottSpinMagazine "All that I can stands and I can't stands no more"...

It is there opinion...I agree...and my opinion is #BoycottSpinMagazine So I guess we're even...tshirts coming soon. My dignity and my respect for my art is of more value than a few visits to your website and your measly cover price. Tonight I'm dedicating Radiohead's "Just" to the slow and messy demise of #BoycottSpinMagazine... "You did it to yourself." - Love Thom!
#BoycottSpinMagazine immediately got an overwhelming amount of support from fans and eventually trended in the US. What do you think of Spin Magazine's analysis of "Bitch Bad"? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

43 comments:

  1. Fuck a spin magazine. Niggas is hatas mang

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  2. I agree with Spin. As lupe fan, it sounds like a Drake track.

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    1. Drake track!?!? So your going to sit there and tell me Drake raps about relevant things that hinder everyday life? And question our values and morals? Gtfo outta here

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  3. its complete horseshit that's what spin is #garbage

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  4. Wow lupe stop crying not everyone likes your shit boycott a magazine because you're a baby? And get twitter people desperate to follow anything to agree with you? Lmao what a joke

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    1. Its one thing to be critical about an artist and write a well written review. That review was written in a context that it was representing his whole fan base which is whore shit. He was writing for the 1% of you guys that don't know what the evolution of hip hop is all about. Desperately follow him. I'd say 1.2 million followers isn't that desperate bud. Get a life

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  5. If you draw simple conclusions from the title or are too basic to understand the lyrics, then of course you're going to agree w/ Spin... It's one of the few songs abt the misconception that the rap game offers kids in leading them to believe that disrespect and self-destruction are "cool".

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  6. Beyond "following" Lupe, why can't people see that spin isn't for informative music?

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    1. Technically no hip hop mag is informative. Especially xxl. Whens the last time you seen someone go xxl? Or get 5 mics in the source? Fucc all rap mags except respect mag

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  7. "does any female want to be called a lady?" Yes, me! You think any self-respecting woman wants to be called a bitch?

    I'm actually not taking the writer and his opinions to seriously though. It seems like he pulled a lot of that shit out of his ass for the sake of sensationalism. But I do want to say that people who do think like this are the main reason things that are actually bad/negative/backwards are now being considered good/"cool"/acceptable.

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  8. im disgusted...they diss Lupe but have a 2 Chainzs article on their front cover. fuck spin magazine and the staff over there

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  9. Did anyone else notice the article that dude wrote yesterday? If not, the title is " Rap Record of the Week: Insane Clown Posse's 'Freaky Tales' "

    Clearly this dude is a joke. Take what he says with a grain of salt.

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  10. Publicity Stuntin...Sept. 25th

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  11. Smh......dis is sum B.S.....all lupe is doin is 2 show u da 2 different side of da word bitch......c its da media fault 4 not understandin wat is bein told.....nd put out sum garbage shit like dis....#FUCK DA WORLD

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  12. Spin Mag just clearly ran outa things to publish. We shal boycott it in the name of #BitchBad

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  13. Spin Bad. Vibe Good. Source Better. They Misunderstood

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  14. I think Lupe and this guy (or at least his article) nicely represent the two opposites of our generation. People (however imperfectly) who are trying to make a positive change in the world and bring important issues to the forefront vs too-cool-for-school critics who do nothing but take shots from the sidelines.
    I actually fall more into the later category tbh, lol, but I definitely support Lupe in what he's trying to do with his music and his life in general.

    I agree broadly speaking that Lupe should try more to focus on the positive, but he's only human after all, who among us wouldn't get fed up with this bullshit? He's not a monk.

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  15. FUCK HATERS!!! FNF ARMY!!!

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  16. Should boycott complex mag too.

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  17. dont even have a clue who spin magazine are but fuk'm

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  18. Honestly spin magazine just represents many bloggers and their "My opinion is fact" type of attitude...except they're BLOGGERS. These are people that want to tell people how to do it when they never did it

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  19. I'm a huge Lupe fan, but I think the article has a point. There's a slightly deluded side to Lupe that I don't like, where he sees himself as the sole saviour of conscious hip-hop, exemplified by the sanctimonious "Bitch Bad", where he really is addressing an issue that is nowhere near as prevalent in hip-hop as he imagines, and has been more sensitively handled by plenty of other artists.
    Love Lupe to bits, though; he just needs to stop imagining that with every record he is going to change the world.
    Also, I think a lot of women would find the title "lady" as patronising, especially feminists, which is ironic, cause....

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    1. Are you serious! Being that the Black woman gets the shity end of the stick in society im glad somebody finally stood up for us!! Our next generation has shit for brains and their music is the most demonic brainwashing shit to date! Its also makes a woman think about nodding her head to the next degrading song about her. Especially in front of her children breaking that cycle of putting down the Original Queens..... If don't come from where I come from and you come from suburbia who decided to like hip hop than more than likely it doesn't pertain to you to be relatable.

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  20. Lupe needs to stop being a fucking crybaby. First off, it's basically an opinion piece. I don't see how you can boycott an entire magazine based on one random writer's opinion. Second, a lot of these post-LASERS Lupe fans admit that they never read spin magazine in the first place, so how are they going to boycott something they never bought? Do you think the Birmingham bus boycotts would've worked if black people didn't catch the bus beforehand?

    Lupe just needs a reason to rile people up and get attention on him since his album's about to drop. With Bitch Bad and this all-black album cover, I feel like Lupe is making "half-baked conscious rap". He should've made a video for Lamborghini Angels instead.

    Once Lupe's label put their hand up his ass, I knew he was gonna start falling off, but as a nigga that's been a fan since Revenge of the Nerds, it hurts to watch my nigga go out like this.

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    1. It hurts to see him take a stance against the conditioning of the black woman being called a bitch? Or is it because if he was calling the black woman a Bitch he would have gotten praise? Such as 2chainz, Which im sure he realizes and that's why he is taking that stance. As a Black woman born and raised in Inglewood, Ca. This video is very relevant to what has always gone on since I can remember.

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  21. Then don't watch and why would you assume he's not gonna make a video for Lamborghini Angels. Some of you people act like you ain't gunna be some of the first people to listen to this album the second it leaks

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  22. I'm a huge Lupe fan, but I think the article has a point. There's a slightly deluded side to Lupe that I don't like, where he sees himself as the sole saviour of conscious hip-hop, exemplified by the sanctimonious "Bitch Bad", where he really is addressing an issue that is nowhere near as prevalent in hip-hop as he imagines, and has been more sensitively handled by plenty of other artists.
    Love Lupe to bits, though; he just needs to stop imagining that with every record he is going to change the world.
    Also, I think a lot of women would find the title "lady" as patronising, especially feminists, which is ironic, cause....
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    Foolish opinion. But you're entitled to it.

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  23. Artist can make a song anyway they feel. The song was meant to convey a positive message at something that he felt needed to be addressed. This was also the second time The writer of the article directly attacked Lupe. The magazine decided to publish the article so yes they need to be boycotted especially from Lupe's loyal followers and people that Believe in his art form. He is a very talented artist with a positive message. If he was Lil wayne this wouldn't even be a discussion.

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  24. My only quoestion is which would you rather have half ass conscious hip hop or no conscious hip hop ? Even if he seems deluded to some that doesnt take away from the fact that atleast he's tryin but I do have 2 say he should have jus brushed off the critisism instead of talkin bout sum boycott a already dying mag I mean its already out the door u aint even gotta do nothin jus sit back and laugh man up Lupe

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  25. spin magazine is nuttin but bullshit

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  26. What all fail to realize is a lot of Lupe's work is somewhat political. Also, a lot of his fan base aren't black. From the songs I heard so far off this album so far are geared towards the black community and the brainwashing of our youth. If one never fully experienced that life except from Snoop and Dre music than its understandable that you wouldn't fully relate. When I read this article the song Dumb it Down as well as the video for it quickly came to mind.

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  27. Spin magazine is Retarded. I've listen to Lupe ever since he was out. If you don't know his music or his personality, hop off his dick? You cant expect journalist to know what goes on in the hood. The song + the video are real shit. I'm with Lupe on this one #Boycotspinmagazine.

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  28. If you haven't read Jerome's comment, go back a little bit because he has the most solid comment here. Bitch Bad isn't simply about the characters in the video, or the rap game using it in general. To me at least, it is society's use of the word that has spun out of control.

    I've said this before on here, but I'll say it again: Lupe's songs bring up questions we wouldn't normally think of, and with questions come answers. Listening to this song again, it has made me reminiscent of the times when music on the radio wasn't simply a beat to dance to. There were actually words, can you believe that?!?

    Lupe is making the most conscious hip hop out there with lyricism reminiscent of the old days, which can only be matched by perhaps Common's newest album. The song is attention-grabbing, but not in the sense whoever this guy's opinion makes it out to be. Take the song however you feel, but you'd be lying to yourself if you didn't think more about the word after listening to it.

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  29. the song analyzes. It doesn't preach. It doesn't point fingers. It's bare facts. A lotta folks just don't see that. Lu's not tryna crusade the way most think he is.

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  30. He knows he ain't going to change the world.
    He doesn't want to be that guy as mentioned in the summerfest of interviews he has been.

    <3 Bitch Bad.

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  31. I have not gripe with Lupe expressing his opinion of the Spin review of his song. In all honesty, I'm proud to see him defending his own work.

    But that said, I really do feel that its uncalled for, to rally a boycott against someone (or entity), just for having a dissenting opinion (regardless of the quality of said opinion).

    It kinda devalues the weight that the word "boycott" carries by misusing it for situations that don't call for it, IMO. = /

    So..yay for standing up to criticism Lupe, but nay for calling for an unnecessary boycott. 0_o

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  32. It doesn't really come out as an opinion. It just seems like a hateful thing to say. Like if he were to analyze and say why he hates it, I wouldn't care as much because that would be an opinion. But this guy makes it seem like he glossed over it and was like this sucks. Which would be fine if he didn't write it in a magazine. Hence spin needs to stfu

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  33. He seemed to personally dislike Lupe from what I read, he mentioned Azealia banks twice and her "stylish" use of the word cunt as well as her fashion wtf...

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