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Lupe Fiasco: Dumb It Down [Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2008|07:18 pm]
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[User Picture]From: flavorpacket
2008-02-13 03:45 am (UTC)
I just trudged through a snowstorm listening to "Superstar," thinking, "I love Lupe Fiasco." And I hate snow.
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[User Picture]From: jette
2008-02-13 04:00 am (UTC)
I like it.
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[User Picture]From: doctortina
2008-02-13 04:02 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: saltydogsal
2008-02-13 04:45 am (UTC)

surprise

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?
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[User Picture]From: doctortina
2008-02-13 04:51 am (UTC)

Re: surprise

Oh no...there was no sarcasm intended here. My enthusiasm for the piece is genuine.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-02-13 05:55 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: doctortina
2008-02-13 06:09 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: softjunebreeze
2008-02-13 06:53 am (UTC)
I knew there was a name for that poetic device, but it escaped me for some reason. Thanks for the clarification!
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[User Picture]From: whittles
2008-02-13 05:18 pm (UTC)
ah... that was satisfying.
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[User Picture]From: uke
2008-02-13 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oo, I like it and had never heard of this guy before. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: stagger_lee77
2008-02-13 07:03 pm (UTC)
i LOVE it!
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