FORBES: Lupe Fiasco and the Business of 'Conscious Rap' ~ LUPEND

Friday, October 19, 2012

FORBES: Lupe Fiasco and the Business of 'Conscious Rap'


Check out a FORBES feature on Lupe who came close to enter their annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list this year. - Click HERE

35 comments:

  1. Fckin hypocrite smh just go ahead an show off that Rollie nigga!

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    1. You sound like a fuckin dummy. That man can spend his money how ever the fuck he wants. He contributes to his community in multiple ways. He earned every dime. You work right? Do you care about your community? Wtf do you do for it? How do you contribute? Or does all your money get spent on shit like shoes clothes and whatever else is overly priced nowadays?! Lupe never said he was Ghandi! You idiots are so quick to call a man that you know nothing about personally a hypocrit. God you seriously sound sooo ignorant. But wait you're about 14 right? Because there is no way a grown ass man wrote a comment like this and didn't explain the reason behind it. That's what coward ass pussy's do. Lmao. Gtfoh

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    2. Can someone plz talk to this man cuz he sound butthurt af! Niggas know what i do jus ask around mr i wanna the shit im clueless about! GET A FCKIN LIFE HERB

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    3. Ask around?! Muthafucka who are you?! Lmao you ain't known. You just like every other nigga out here on a blog in the comment section talkin shit because you know that nobody knows you. You're just as much as anonymous as my ass! Lmao and you callin people clueless?! dude everybody sees those dumbass comments you leave on the post!! you sound ignorant as fuck. Youre a joke! lmao you on that hoe shit though talkin bout "ask about me" man gtfoh! Lmao NEXT!

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    4. A few members on this blog know tho that's why i said that herb cuz they see me on twitter an know what im about from the shoutbox but you wouldn't know tho

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  2. lupe would have been in the list many years now if he writes the same thing 2 chainz or lil wayne writes abt. but he chose not to.

    Respect, lu. slow money but well earned.

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  3. Defo gotta give him his props

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  4. Whats with that first comment?

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    1. How he gon talk that shit about capitalism but he feeds off it the exact same way corporations do? Just because you do your music don't mean a thing! The plot behind it the same "lets go get this money" yall niggas is herbs just because you name yo shit doesnt change that dump from being SHIT its the same thang homee

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    2. What artist doesn't do it for the money genius?! You're so dumb my dude. He the only nigga taken bullshit for what he says outside of music. You really think he wants the drama it brings?! Like its all for show?! Yea he's just like them huh? Smh. Here you go again speakin on a man like you know him. Gtfoh already

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    3. An there you go wit the cock in ya mouth an you aint gettin shit for defending.. smh i dont get you stans, what do y'all get outta tryna convince and persuade others of their opinions retortin an parading with just another OPINION!!! Kill yourself fool an fuck other artists this the Lup blog so idgaf about what they doing i only focus on Lu ya herb!

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    4. Lmao awwww you mad huh? Wait go ahead and say you aren't like most punks on these blogs do. You can't even drop valid points! You made it personal and used recycled ass insults. Lol wow you're so clever! Your intelligence really shows. You mad because somebody called yo dumbass out. Nothing you say makes sense my dude. Homophobic slurs, calling people Stans,claiming that people are trying to change your opinion is all feeble minded bitch shit. Nobody tried to change your mind, you were called out for making a dumbass comment and then being asked to explain it. Lol but like most cowards you got mad, talked shit, made irrelevant insults and made ya self look even more ignorant. Lol DUDE YOU ACTUALLY LET A STRANGER WORK YOU UP AND SHOW HOW SENSITIVE YOU CAN GET! Hahahahahahahahah NEXT!

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    5. Ok an you are? Lol if you're not gonna contribute to the topic at hand then move along.. you're halting progression herb

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  5. ^ don't preach that black and white nonsense bruh bruh. It's called trying.

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  6. Lmao the world isnt so black and white. Man I swear, some of these fans need to relax. Theres nothing wrong with Lupe enjoying his success and reaching out to all the sides of the world. So what if he enjoys the other side? Who cares? Man, fans today are too feeble, the music enthusiasts are a dying breed. And when I say that, I basically mean people who just can relax and be glad for his success. Shit, take a deep breathe and realize, yes the world has problems, but everyone needs something in their life to make it a little less painful. Duality is great. I say if he can get every perspective he can, he should!

    AFTER ALL: Charles Darwin didn't propose the concept of Evolution just by random, he literally read every perspective just to get a balanced view of the world before he gave his two cents.

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    1. All I'm saying is its HILARIOUS that a nigga tryna point fingers at ills that existed since the beginning of time when he's doing the same shit an contributing to that cycle as well.. doesnt matter how many bars he drops or how many colleges he speaks at or donations he gives away shit wont change mfs actin like he got the holy grail but they just sittin on their ASS listenin to his message understanding it but on the interner not doing shit like wtf? My nigga get ACKTIVE! An that's not just for you anon that speaks for everyone on this fucking blog!

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  7. So you don't want Lupe to spend his money? You hate him for that...?

    He sells millions of records world wide and you want him to do it for FREE?? You're so stupid its actually insulting...

    The amount of money which he has has all been earned by honourable means. He doesn't do half the shit that that Kanye and Jay do in order to be out there, the fact is that Lupe ISN'T all about profit.

    We all know that.

    But with that said, its like you don't want him to see any profit at all. Fuck you, and your ignorance.

    When he talks about the dangers of Capitalism he has always spoke about exploitation and degradation. Something which the US is adept at, crippling other countries in order to strengthen itself.

    I don't have time to explain to you, I'm writing my final exams on Tuesday. But regardless, even if I did, I feel it would be wasted on you... You're just so pathetic.

    To you be your way and to me be mine.

    Salaam

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    1. I'm not saying he can't spend money idgaf what he does with his profits an i said nothin about him

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    2. Doing it for free thanks for makin that up all I was sayin is its funny how this article he says well yeah i play the game too but he likes to preach like his hands arent dirty at all.. if you dont realize that then you're a dick rider plain an simple its ok tho cuz you prolly do the same shit an create excuses or lowkey cover ups for slippin just like the ppl you point fingers at/sing an rap about... i don't hear Lupe say on the track that i do this shit to as he should he only waits til ppl call him on it then he makes up lame excuses on why its cool for him to be doin the same shit he complains about smfh

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  8. Lol internet fight. Here ill try one too: like omg lolz lupe is a sellout, he totally "betrayed" me as if his whole career was directed on how i felt about it, without my approval, he has no good music omg now i bet he's gonna rap with chief keef and madonna...lolz

    See that? ^ Thats you, shut the fuck up, feeble ass fan.

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    1. Stop trollin an submit relevent content or gtfo

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  9. Who doesn't work for money anyway and why we want money? Is because we want to spend it but how unearned ur money is what matters.

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    1. Why does the method matter when its end result is used for personal reasons and or adding to the negative cycles that continues to exist in the system that cripples the mind body n soul as a whole?

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  10. Lupe never wears big ass dubious chains. Doesn't rock huge diamonds in his rarely talks about his possessions. You must respect him for this.Yeh he has a lot of money but he doesn't gloat like other artist. At times I think he's broke cause he doesn't show out. But that's what makes me like Lu a lot more cause he's not bragging in my obnoxiously. I don't get where your coming from when you say Lu is a hypocrite.

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    1. He has worn large dubious chains an diamond rings an bracelets an etc! Just because he dont do it as much don't mean he don't be on the same shit which he do

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  11. Lol this guy keeps saying next, but he never moves on lol Its fun to watch people argue.

    You hope the wound heals but it never does, thats cause youre at war with..other Lu fans lol

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    1. Next is meant for Villan meaning give another bullshit reason. Smh are you that slow? Lol

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  12. Okay, that nigga always talking about his "rarri" tho

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  13. You know, Lu never claimed to be an angel I remember in conflict diamonds he said "Now i aint try to come down on nobody, I mean ill go out and get me a little something to floss with, i dont know maybe a pinky ring"

    Fuck man, I hate that purist shit fans be on, as much as I hate the negative side of the music as well.

    The world comes with balance, so just relax and realize its not all black and white brother/sister. Enjoy life, breathe.

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  14. Oh, aside from the debate/discussion here, big props for being in the service. 13B Right here, nice to see another serving. Hooah.

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  15. Oh, just in case it wasnt clear, those last two comments are me, as well as this third one. That why I added the bit about "aside from the discussion"

    Cheers

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Thanks for the comment - have a nice day !