Lupe Fiasco raps "Only Tupac is topping me Now" on new Track


Lupe did a Q&A session with RollingStone in which a few more details about Food & Liquor 2 part 1 were revealed including this line from the song "Put Em Up."

Q: On "Put Em Up," there's a line where you say, "Only Tupac is topping me now." What did you mean by that?

A: I think everyone sees Tupac as an inspiration. "Tupac Back" – I didn't write that song, Rick Ross and Meek Mill wrote that song. Everybody equates themselves to who they feel is the pioneer of their thing, whether it be folk singers that look back to Bob Dylan or reggae people who look back to Bob Marley.

These head figures that had a social and cultural pitch to them – not saying they were saints in any way, but within their genre they did something that transcended their genre. Everybody reveres Tupac. Tupac Shakur is a great man, a great figure, a great person. He's Martin Luther King status. The same admiration I have for Baldwin, I have for Tupac.

Read the full Q&A HERE

13 comments:

  1. You forgot about the Based God Lupe.

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  2. Well to me Lupe has surpassed Pac. I honestly feel most people revere him because of the nostalgia effect; Similar to Jordan in the NBA or Joe Montana in the NFL. If they were playing in today's leagues would they be nearly as good? Maybe, maybe not. Nobody knows. Same with Pac. Though it's different because without guys like Pac there would be no Lupe.

    Honestly it's an unwinnable and never ending argument. I simply vibe more with Lupe because I relate more to him and the things he raps about. Period. Different strokes for different folks.

    In the end I see the respect he's giving with this line though I'm afraid a lot of people will take it the wrong way.

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  3. haha lupe made this interviewer look dumb. lol lupe keeping it real 100

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  4. im not going to lie these interviews are getting dumb they ask the same questions all the time. Im with Lupe, i would be annoyed too.

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  5. Lupe is one of my favvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv, but i don't think no one has top Shakur or come close to doing it...IMO!!

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  6. Lupe may be better than Pac, but Pac will always be more of an icon i hip-hop

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  7. Remember folks Tupac was an actor as well. He starred in some very iconic films that elevated his popularity. Lu ain't no where close to Pac and I gotta alot of love for Lu.

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  8. Tupac will forever be the greatest let me tell you why. Music makes you feel, he did that the best in hip hop; nobody did that better. Bob marley, marvin gaye, mike jack etc. made people feel, thats y they were considered the best. No1 can do it like he did it again, lupe a king tho and kendrick lamar will be one real soon

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  9. Pac was n is still the greatest rapper of all time.How can Pac and these bedpissing rappers be compatible.Since the death of Pac none of the rappers has ever reached the level of Pac.So far the only rappers that could replace Pac are Lupe and buck.

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  10. Pac all the way haterz!!!!!

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