Lupe Fiasco: Four Ways He Will Write A Song About You
Balls-deep in that miry slough of disappointment that seems to befall every major artist who wants to change the world, Lupe Fiasco has been in a controlled rage lately. That can only mean one thing: His next album will boast songs about anyone who so much as snickers at him.
But poking the bear is only one way to get him to fight back. If you're somewhat famous and in dire need of attention, please follow these four steps and you just might land on Lupe's next album.
4. SLAP HIM WITH A BACKHANDED COMPLIMENT
Not everyone is enamored by Lupe's ability to conjure immoderately elaborate rhymes at will. No, not even the wise ol' sage Soulja Boy. Soulja Boy recently told XXL magazine that he doesn't want to be "super lyrical" like Lupe, lest people break their rewind button while trying to decode his rhymes.
Just days after the interview went viral, Lupe unleashed the defensive "Super Lyrical Lupe." In a tone vacillating between arrogance and defiance, he bragged about his lyricism and sarcastically thanked Soulja for the backhanded compliment.
3. DISS HIS ALBUMS
The only thing Lupe loves more than a backhanded compliment is an insult. Shortly after Atlantic Records deemed his eternally delayed third album, Lasers, unfit for release, Carrera Lu retaliated with "The Show Goes On." Subliminal as a bottle to the head, the Modest Mouse-inspired single might as well have told Atlantic honchos to go fuck themselves.