is an enigma. From his 2006 debut of Food & Liquor, Lupe was respected as one of the illest MCs with cerebral and provocative content. This has been a reputation that has stuck with him- for better or for worse- for close to a decade now. That being the case, he has seemed to grow bitter and jaded by an industry in which he so clearly could dominate if he so desired. This interview with Power 106 Rikki Martinez seems to show just how deeply entangled Lupe is at the moment. The expanded version of the shortened interview we brought you last week, it is still clear that saying Lupe is reserved is an understatement. Nonetheless, if you take the time to lean in and hear what he’s saying, you can tell that he is being as loud a dissident as ever before.
Lupe is still here. We just stopped listening.
Lupe Fiasco Interview- Still Cerbral. Still Counter-Cultural