|Lupe Fiasco: Dumb It Down
||[Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2008|07:18 pm]
The richest girl in town.
I just trudged through a snowstorm listening to "Superstar," thinking, "I love Lupe Fiasco." And I hate snow.
I LOVE this! Imagine...a hip hop song that carries a poetic technique from verse to verse throughout, like a real poem! I need to cross-post this.
Shouldn't be that shocking if you've even the tiny bit of hip hop that an old white lady like myself is exposed to in the far, far North. Really. Am I misreading sarcasm?
Oh no...there was no sarcasm intended here. My enthusiasm for the piece is genuine.
Uh, yeah. It's a great song, and Lupe is definitely a gifted emcee, but this isn't the only hip hop song in which you can find that level of poetic skill. By a long shot.
Sorry, I guess I should have been more specific with my commentary. To be specific, what I was impressed with was the way Lupe uses synaesthesia in the first verse really masterfully, and then he continues that motif in each verse. I didn't mean to impugn all of hip hop with my comment. I admit what I said initially sounded smarmy.
I knew there was a name for that poetic device, but it escaped me for some reason. Thanks for the clarification!
ah... that was satisfying.
2008-02-13 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oo, I like it and had never heard of this guy before. Thanks!