A Letter To Lupe Fiasco & A Poem Book


In the realm of Lupe announcing his retirement, the fans over at LupeTalk gathered and wrote a letter to him. Read it above.

If Lupe has affected you in a positive way, sign HERE

Some also wrote poems to show how Lupe and his music influenced them and put them in a digital poem book. You can check that out below.

26 comments:

  1. The letter gave me goosebumps... :)

    Signed.

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  2. Love you Lu Keep your head up.

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  3. completely over the top. he's not changing the world. and he doesn't need to.
    He's just really really really good at rapping, and very very smart.

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  4. I beg to differ. He is changing things. Directly and indirectly. His music has inspired me to fight for what is right and really look into things. I and my friends have made huge changes on our college campus. That affects over 12000 people. We also started many programs in our community and continue to do so. I can say I do this work because Lu inspired me to.

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  5. brought tears to my eyes.. i'm so sadden right now. i really hope he is not retiring..it is..just too depressing for me.

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  6. brought tears to my eyes.. i'm so sadden right now. i really hope he is not retiring..it is..just too depressing for me.

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  7. Lupe is the greatest of all time.....THANK GOD FOR LUPE

    U HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT

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  8. My nigga IMAN SHUMP from MY KNICKS listens to LU??? Iman just became my favorite Knick.

    And to some one who's saying Lupe isn't changing or hasn't changed anything doesn't know shit. I got many niggas that use to have Crank Dat as their favorite song to having Hip-Hop Saved My Life as their favorite song.

    Whenever I go to the gym at my college and hook up my ipod to the speakers I get mad people asking me fore the names for Lupe song cuz they want to download it on their MP3s lol.

    But damn I can't believe my dude Iman listens to Lu lol.

    Lupe Fiasco please don't retire.

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  9. damn! Such a powerfull letter

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  10. That's the shit artists like Lupe don't get to see, the positive work done by his fans, brother affecting 1 person to make a domino effect. don't know a lupe fan that doesn't have outspoken voice and style

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  12. Dear Lupe Fiasco,

    I'm sadden to hear the news of your retirement. I do however understand that all things must come to an end. I'm not here to ask for another album or song, I'm here to thank you for the great work you have done. I just wish your retirement is not in such a way as to seem that your music and movement was not appreciated.


    Your music has turned critics of Hip Hop into fans. It has given fans of Hip Hop the balance in which you intended to bring. Since the release of Lupe Fiasco's The Cool I've named you the greatest MC, ever. This has been questioned by many who hear me speak on the subject, but they all end by understanding that "Lupe isn't bad". You may not be liked by all but your significance is clear.


    I can hear your influence on new artist such as Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, J. Cole, Janelle Monae, etc...I know that your movement will live on. Perhaps like Batman your symbol is greater than your actions.


    One thing is certain, I will continue to listen and enjoy the legendary music you have given us.


    Peace and much love to ya,
    Same Name
    (@SameName2)

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  13. Everyone out there on LupeTalk/KTT I've been lurking and what you guys are doing is awesome. Thanks for setting this up!

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  14. Name an artist with better fans!

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  15. Lupe doesn't need to know he can or can't change the entire world. He needs to know he's changed us for the better. From people in Texas and California all the way to people in Morocco and Germany.

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  16. Keep your dreams high and shoot for the stars

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  17. This is so beautifully written & I love it.

    Here's is my own that I just posted after seeing this: http://shika32.tumblr.com/day/2012/09/07/

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  18. I signed it:

    Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor came out in 2006 when I was in high school and in the midst of major transition in my life. I was always a nerdy kid. My mom taught me to read at three and instilled an early love of learning. Still, I grew up in a very marginalized, systematically disenfranchised environment. My love for Hip-Hop came out of this as Pac and Nas and even a lot of Jay's more positive stuff resonated with me and my situation... still, there was a lot of bad. It was a mixed message. From older cousins to homies on the block soon became acquainted with very fucked up people. Needless to say, my values were totally negative and I couldn't see it. Like Lu said, "it was all becoming cooool." Still, I guess from that early home experience, I was sort of always different/the odd one out. Actually a lot of people felt that way. We sort of walked the line between the hoodie hood and the geek table, and we felt a huge cognitive dissonance. I was into videogames, anime comics and science journals but had to be into weed, getting wasted and "real" cuz that was "hip-hop." Food & Liquor was really a culture shock, a revelation and changed the game whether people admit it or not. It had a personal effect on me and my friends because you showed us that we could be both and it was cool, the divide was a false dichotomy. By steering away from it, you proved the negativity wasn't integral to the culture. My friends flipped when we heard Final Fantasy and Vash the Stampede referenced on a rap record. At the same time, you were speaking real issues, and growing up in the hood we felt that sincerity. You gave us a voice. You made it okay to skate in the ghetto. And this is a personal story, but even in mainstream Hip-Hop, take a look at the rappers, whether people admit or even notice it, what you started, the look/style/D.N.A. of Lupe Fiasco has had a crucial impact. It might look bleak sometimes, but you have made a difference, the world is a bit more balanced and better for your art, and you are appreciated. Thanks brother. .

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  19. Amazing letter, couldn't say it better myself. I hope he realizes all the good he has done. All of us that he has impacted so positively. But the negativity always outshines the positivity. It's just a matter of how much you can take. But he should know we got his back. He is not in this alone.

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  20. aww nice and poems too.. lupe always keeps his fans busy lol

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  21. Yes indeed* And, if I'm not mistaken, were all the poems written by men? If so, I think that is even more significant. Love you Lupe.

    From your girl from Nashville-

    Lissa

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  22. Signed love ya Lupe just a country boy from a small town north of Nashville but ya changed me soo much

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  23. Lupe Fiasco... You saved my life .... I wish you the best

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