Lupe Fiasco Elaborates On Comment That “97 Percent Of Hip Hop Is Terrible”
Last week, Lupe Fiasco made comments that “97 percent of Hip Hop is terrible,” explaining that the substance of mainstream music isn’t of quality. During an interview with “Windy City Live” (via FSD), the Chicago, Illinois native elaborated on his comments, stating that the culture is technically at a high point but the messages in the music are subpar.
“I think the substance of it. I think technically, it’s great. The music is as well-produced as it’s ever been, videos are as polished, the chains are as clean, the models are as beautiful as they’ve ever been… But then you get into the substance of the records. The majority of commercial Hip Hop – most of what everybody sees is commercial Hip Hop – is lacking substance. Terribly.”
The outspoken rapper explained what it would take for Hip Hop to get back to a good place. He said that there are few artists who are willing to address the problems in Hip Hop but the problems have become the norm. …
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Lupe Fiasco performed alongside the Robert Glasper Experiment for 4 amazing shows at The Blue Note this weekend. We were in the building for the final two shows and were treated to an impromptu cypher session between Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def and Kanye West. The trio freestyled, spit new verses, classic verses and then Mos did fantastic renditions of Umi Says and Black Radio, all backed by the incredible Robert Glasper Experiment. It was truly epic and the intimate venue made the performance even more special. ATWL is proud to exclusively present the entire 30 minute cypher session. More audio of Lupe’s set will be posted soon, so stay tuned for more treats.