11 Jun 2011

Another Nuanced Hip Hop Artist

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Jacob Huebert posted this video on LRC. Check out the lyrics; it’s surprisingly sophisticated. (By that I mean, “I agree with this guy on a lot of issues.”)

You’d think with a name like Lupe Fiasco, this poor kid wouldn’t have amounted to anything. But he played the hand he’d been dealt.

19 Responses to “Another Nuanced Hip Hop Artist”

  1. Jonathan M. F. Catalán says:

    That’s what happens when your opinion of hip hop is formed from stereotypes (and less well known hip hop is usually more sophisticated than anything mainstream).

    • Gene Callahan says:

      Jon, that’s what happens when you opinion of Bob is formed from stereotypes.

      • Jonathan M. F. Catalán says:

        His own writing? If he can quote Easy-E +1, but unfortunately I don’t know ESP (or ESPN).

        • bobmurphy says:

          Little did Jon know I had a loaded 12-gauge…

          • Allen says:

            One sucka dead, Nashville Post, front page…
            ’cause Austro Econ Profs are always hard…
            Come talkin’ that trash we’ll quote Rothbard…

            Sorry, couldn’t help myself

            • bobmurphy says:

              Nice. And in retrospect, how in the heck could J.D. not have noticed a 12-gauge? I guess it was the freebasing.

              • Joseph Fetz says:

                No, it was your stable of hoes that took his attention.

              • Brendan Clarke says:

                This is really funny. I never had you pegged as an ol’ Easy E fan. Now what does “riches” always seem to rhyme with? Might be a good title for a new economics book: “Murphey duz it” “Boyz in the Keynesian ecomomic system” “A Keynsian is a b**ch” or perhaps “Straight outta Austria”. Good work Robert. I’ve just started to read Lessons for the Young
                ECONOMIST after devouring the PIG to capitalism.

      • yahya says:

        Since we’re continuing the pattern:

        Gene, that’s what happens when your opinion of Jon’s opinion of Bob is formed from stereotypes.

  2. bobmurphy says:

    Jonathan, OK, I guess re-reading my post I understand why you said that. But for what it’s worth, I can quote extensively from Eazy-E (not to mention more obvious white-boy stuff like Beastie Boys and Eminem).

  3. ekeyra says:

    From the third verse of “uncle sam goddamn” by Brother Ali:

    You don’t give money to the bums
    On the corner with a sign, bleeding from their gums
    Talking bout, you don’t support a crackhead
    What you think happens to the money from yo’ taxes

    Shit the governments an addict
    With a billion dollar a week kill brown people habit
    And even if you ain’t on the front line
    When the master yell crunch time you right back at it

    You ain’t look at how you hustling backwards
    And the end of the year add up what they subtracted
    3 outta twelve months your salary
    Paid for that madness, man that’s sadness

    What’s left get a big ass plasma
    To see where they made Dan Rather point the damn camera
    Only approved questions get answered
    Now stand your ass up for that national anthem


  4. Joseph Fetz says:

    “You’d think with a name like Lupe Fiasco, this poor kid wouldn’t have amounted to anything. But he played the hand he’d been dealt.”

    I hope you do realize that that is just his stage name.

    • bobmurphy says:

      Is this thing on? *taps mic*

    • TheMichaelOnline says:

      According to his Wiki, he picked it without knowing what Fiasco means. Says he kept it as a scar..

    • Gene Callahan says:

      We watch as humor sails a mile over Joseph’s head.

      • Joseph Fetz says:

        Such is life as an INTJ.

        • Louis B. says:

          personality types are such bullshit yo

          • Joseph Fetz says:

            Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man. Oops, I mean “yo”.

  5. AT says:

    So glad you posted this lupe fiasco video….
    lupe is totally under-rated. You should check out one of his older songs (actually the whole album) called “American Terrorist”.
    he also performed this song on The Colbert Report recently.