2nd I reckon
"Sorry, this video is unavailable from your location." FFFFUUUUUUU
Fuckin mtv lol
my fav lupe video
Damn! The juxtaposition of modern day corporate rap with black face minstrel imagery is powerful, but not as powerful as the end when the make up comes off. Brilliant shit.
This video was just a treat. I thought the Sugar Water idea was ingenious.
This is freaking amazing. Well done Lu!
Very powerful video. Almost brought me to tears.
I agree with Gabriel! And Gil Green did great!
G.O.A.T.I've bin preaching that since EOST in '09...
I cant see this in Canada, somebody help me !!!!
wait was black face in the lyrics?
I love it. Professor Jaco.
TGFL! (Thank God For Lupe!)...The video was damn-near perfect...the video was like hooked-on-phonics for those who did not get the song.
The video portrayed the lyrics perfectly. Great VideoStill really dont care for the flow though
I really do not like the fact that they showed the white man making all the money through exploitation.Yes, the white man has done this before but so has blacks, asians, and hispanics. It seems lately lupe has been alienating his white fans.BTW I am half black and half viet.
lupe also said he was not a fan of the batman trilogy because the hero is white. interesting...
Yeah and the fact that his single covers are mostly black! Like wtf we need less black more white covers Lu!!! LOL dude seriously? The video is depicting a historical fact from the late 1800s when the white majority was profiting from and being entertained by blackface. And if you saw RapFix you would know it wasn't his idea it was Gil Green's. I think what's more important than whose doing the evil deed is that the deed itself is evil.Or you could be just trolling...
@half black/viet anonEvery thing in the video was the director Gil Green's,who is a white man, idea. I don't think they are blaming white people as much as they're pointing out that the exploitation still exists.
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In Canada??I got youhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeO-BPN2DQc
Its only right us lupendblog followers got to see it first!That hooked on phonics remark was 100% true
Good stuff Lupe... I'm glad you live up to the hype. I am down in Puerto Rico and heard this on St. Thomas radio this week...
"lupe also said he was not a fan of the batman trilogy because the hero is white. interesting"he didn't say it this way. he said enough with white heros we want a black hero.that's soo different
@Jafri998 MADDDD props
I hate how all these recent songs resort to letting the people make meaning out of it.If He Say She Say II turns into one of these...
@above anonymousEvery one his songs have parts that can be interpreted differently. That's what make them relatable to the listener. Unless you want to elaborate on what you mean it sounds like you don't want to have to think.
For those of us that didn't watch rapfix, what's the point of the "Birth of a Nation" reference?
I'm not really sure if all the blackface fits in here. this song is about "killing these bitches" to use his words. like i get that its about people pretending to be "bad bitches" because thats what we believe our society values but i'm not sure that you make the immediate leap to whats in the video. its powerful imagery but I just don't think it fits the context.
Wow! I didn't have high expectations for the video, but that was deep. Lupe isn't trying to spoon feed people messages or meaning. He isn't going to dumb down his messages and I don't think he should. It's a shame this stuff (music and video message) will go over many people's heads. Good stuff tho. Lu needs to keep the bar high.
it doesnt let me see the video :( whyyyyy?
Beautifully articulated, first lyrically by Lu then visually by Gil Green... It's a beautiful day to be a Laser. Sept. 25, will be a saving grace.
Noooooooooooooooooooooooo cant watch it in my region...
^^ type 'lupe fiasco bitch bad' on google and click the fourth one. I watched it there.
Thanks for the comment - have a nice day !