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#11 NanuqoftheNorth

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

Never heard of Mr. Fiasco, but the war hawks at the pentagon are now beating their war drums for our entrance into the Mali conflict in support the French. Oh good, now we can continue to justify our bloated military spending after our withdrawl from Afghanistan, how convenient. Last time we supported a French military campaign was in Vietnam, how well did that turn out?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Sweet ass, lets go support a French imperialistic war. Not to mention the fact that Mali has HUGE gold deposits. Might coincide with Germany recently demanding all of their French and US held gold?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

I respect that kind of courage.

It was tacky to do it at the innauguration, but he is a young man with a point to make, and he did it. I agree with him too about the anti-war stuff.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

lupe lost his mind right around lasers

a few months ago chief keef threatened him on twitter and he hinted that he would retire over it. for those of you who don't know mr. keef, he's an awful teenage rapper who may or may not have killed a rival teenage rapper

it's been a bad couple of years for mr. fiasco. his friend of the people mixtape was better than either of his 2 most recent albums by far (not sure if that says more about the tape or lasers/f&lI)

anyway i don't mind this as creative protest if you're a nobody but lupe has way more resources to use so it comes off as a bullshit publicity stunt

He was forced by his record label to create an album like lasers....it was not his wish...he made a statement about it....

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:36 PM

record labels can't "force you" to do sh*t

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

he fell off after the cool though there are people out there who will say he fell off after f&l (which of course is objectively wrong because dumb it down and the coolest own)

though i'll agree atlantic sucks, idk if his label is the reason why his mixtapes are generally better than his albums or if he just took lasers and f&l2 as an opportunity to experiment in egotism

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

record labels can't "force you" to do sh*t


cobain vehemently disagreed on nevermind and in utero

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

without getting into specific musicians/artists/whatever there's always the option of, you know, not doing whatever it is your label wants you to do.

no one's forcing you to do anything. lupe's comments are him just trying to save face because of the terrible reception his album got from everyone. it all boils down to his public image.

you can file this little "fiasco" under that category as well.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

cobain vehemently disagreed on nevermind and in utero


yeah lupe actually refers to that in one of his songs

But it's all entertainment
Wonder when Cobain blew out his brains, did he blame it?
And if those snakes in the industry helped him aim it
Started pressing up records before the bullet left the chamber


but again that's from a mixtape. anyway cobain he is not. cobain rebelled against overproduction and whatnot but lupe seems to have an affinity for it

he can whine about it all he wants but nobody's forcing him to make lame poo. the music industry is fuged wrt the relationship between artists and labels but good music is in fact being released through major labels (seriously look no further than his first two albums) so why can't he get it right now? i agree with the "saving face" viewpoint. dude wants to make money but still wants to come across as "real" to his older fans. you can't tell me he doesn't have input on those dumb fuging hooks and he's always had a bit of a problem with production dating back to when he was actually releasing good music.

oh and btw he blames atlantic for lasers but he's contradicted himself on that multiple times (for example: "Lasers is a great album. I'm actually happy with the record.")

i don't doubt the dude has issues with his label but they're not trying to make him into some bubblegum pop star who also talks about Real Serious Things; he's doing that on his own

source: i was a huge lupe stan until i heard food & liquor 2 and realized that lasers wasn't an aberration

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Never heard of Mr. Fiasco, but the war hawks at the pentagon are now beating their war drums for our entrance into the Mali conflict in support the French. Oh good, now we can continue to justify our bloated military spending after our withdrawl from Afghanistan, how convenient. Last time we supported a French military campaign was in Vietnam, how well did that turn out?


We are flying in French troops on our airplanes already.


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