Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bitch Bad. Queen Good. Goddess Better.

Yes. The title needs some work, but give me a break. The point was to put a bit of a twist to the chorus of Lupe Fiasco’s Bitch Bad single. I have been a staunch supporter of Lupe since I was an undergraduate student. At first, I did brush him off as a nerdy weirdo when I heard Kick, Push (he was a black rapper rapping about skating for goodness sakes!), but he reeled me in with Daydreamin’. When I heard Paris, Tokyo, from his second album, I was in love—I mean I became a fan of his music. I went out and bought both albums soon after and then began collecting his mixtapes. I became an official supporter of Mr. Fiasco.

When Lupe came out with his third studio album, Lasers, and everyone said he had dumbed down the music (even Lupe admitted as much) and had become a sell-out, I still bought the album to discern for myself. I thought it was pretty good. Sure, it was a different style of music than Food & Liquor and The Cool, but it was not as if he was talking about money and fucking a bunch of random women. It was actually a very political album. So I am very certain that people will be very critical of his fourth upcoming album, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album. His former fan base will be waiting to see if he goes back to the so-called old Lupe (which is impossible) and his newly acquired fan base will be waiting for more of the same as from Lasers (which is more likely).