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Lupe Fiasco: Dumb It Down [Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2008|07:18 pm]
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from softjunebreeze.

[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)


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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