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Lupe the Emotional

  • TAY's picture
    says: (14 Dec '09)

    So, a decent number of people have said that Lupe's music lacks personally emotional communication;

    And that this missing trait is what is holding him back as an artist.

     

    What do you think? Agree or disagree?

    What else do you think Lupe needs in order to rise to the next level?

    What else is holding him back?

    If you could give Lupe advice from a fan's stand point, what would you tell him?

     

    Let's talk.

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TAY's picture
on December 14, 2009

So, a decent number of people have said that Lupe's music lacks personally emotional communication;

And that this missing trait is what is holding him back as an artist.

 

What do you think? Agree or disagree?

What else do you think Lupe needs in order to rise to the next level?

What else is holding him back?

If you could give Lupe advice from a fan's stand point, what would you tell him?

 

Let's talk.

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M.shelz's picture

Man Lupe aint lacking shit in my eyes, "how im gonna school him when he grew up wit my teachers" lol nah 4/real tho, the lack of emotion is actually what got me hooked becuase its like a "to be continued" kinda thing or wow, what does that mean?. he is mysterious, And challenges our minds, which is great. I could/would never ask him to change anything, except ofcourse to bring his ass to cleveland so i could get a full concert, who cares if they are all gucci fans here, if i got to be the only one up there singing every word i know then so be it. hahahahaha
tdotlaydee.'s picture

I don't think that personally emotional connection, whatever that means, is a missing trait nor is it something that makes an artist an artist. An artist doesn't have to necessarily talk about himself or herself or the things around them. It's just choice. I don't believe that you NEED that personal story in order to be connected with people. I think what's important is that the person who's talking is being honest and can take responsibility for what that person says. I think Lu just needs to exude that more instead of concerning himself with everyone else. I can't say that with full confidence however because I haven't been following what he's been doing for a while but regardless, I think he needs more of that. I know that's a kind of subjective thing, to require honesty, but I think music listeners and the like know when the artists that they love are being truthful about their words. You know how all that shit goes, "write what you know", "say what you mean"...
All t'er I'd em's picture

*sticking with the topic* nothin wrong with a little lack of emotion. makes it harder for people to read you and to know what your weaknesses are... or maybe thats just me...
christian_6's picture

he needs to be more "out there" im not saying that he needs too be more mainstream but if he makes more videos he'll get more fans for example new moon's "solar midnite"
aquafinafresh's picture

welll...Lupe fiasco does have an Gemini ascendant.(.likes to avoid emotional confrontation whenever possible..) ascendant and sun in Aquarius..(most detached, unemotional astrological sign)..these are both air signs, can't be so personally i don't think its surprising how someone could arrive to that conclusion..that his music lacks emotional communication..that may be so..but i know he's definitely not lacking in human compassion..and i hope people aren't confusing the 2 :p (not saying that i know him or anything lmao, astrology was the first thing that popped into mind , just couldn't help myself. :))
AnonymousG's picture

Nigga thats some off the wall shit (SWITCH) How you gone come on to me like that (no homo SWITCH) We know you aint gay (SWITCH) Yes you are (no homo SWITCH)
nIANja909's picture

Oh yeh, you're definitely givin me a hard one... ... ... ... I was referencing my penis by the way. (no homo)
AnonymousG's picture

lol I'm just givin you a hard time (no homo)
nIANja909's picture

Yeh I know, I couldn't remember exactly what he said, but I knew it had somethin to do with some s*** like that. I'm pretty sure you got it right.
AnonymousG's picture

I'm right about the origin of the song Ian, not you. My sources? Wasalu said so himself.
AnonymousG's picture

Actually Lu said himself when he made the song it was just an artistic release, somewhat of an explosion of lyrics after he had been touring for so long and not writing. The original hook was gonna be called "Space Traveling" hence the intergallactic gibberish but his A&R made him change the hook. Thusly titled "Dumb it Down". NOW, if you're claiming that you should be impressed by the sheer fact Lupe can throw metaphors in a verse and string them together is cause for greatness I hate to see what your normal life is like. Not all of these cheesy metaphors are gold, sure they might be the same color but its still cheese, and go perfect with his "generic bread" lol. That is what Ian isn't impressed by, yes we get them, we just don't dig them. But you can find meaning in everything in life, but that doesn't make it superfluously greater than another given topic of discussion. Keep on keepin on stan.
nIANja909's picture

3) I thought this was common knowledge. Even Lupe has acknowledged that his verses weren't meant to address the theme, he made them at another time for another song, then the idea came to him for the hook for Dumb It Down, and he just attached the verses to the track. lol @ thinking you guys are intelligent for figuring out the super deepness of that track. Sad. Your ego's are almost super human.
nIANja909's picture

1) There is nothing "Complex" about that song. It's all word play. 1 play on words linking directly to the next, throughout the entire song. 2) Nothing to "Decipher" from Dumb It Down. The chorus is meant to be address Lupe not dumbing things down. And his verse is just a random verse of wordplay that's supposed to be "complex" to some I suppose, but has no direct relation to the theme outside the fact it's just a lyrical maze. But the verses themselves don't discuss anything.
TAY's picture

LUWHOLESE is right. That's why he made the song in the first fucking place. He made it to address the slow ass, face-value seeking nimrods that have no sense of interpretation and no imagination. But the POINT that drives the song home is the fact that you ignorant [insert_offensive_noun_here]s won't get it anyway. He's teasing you. Fucking toying with you. You've proven his point here, Ian. My good golly gosh! It all make sense now! No wonder you criticize Lupe so harshly. You don't even think he has intention beyond his flow on his records. Now it makes sense why you're not impressed. I can't grant you an imagination and the ability to decipher by talking to you, sadly. You're lost. Not my job to discover the light for you. No, I'm doing your work for you. You decipher it yourself. I'm delusional because You're not finding meaning in it? And because You're not finding, then it's not there!? Yeah, arrogant and just fucking stupid. Damn shame too.
TheTruth's picture

Haha I think you ninja man are lyrically delusional. The reason why you don't understand the song is the whole point in and of itself. He's verses are so complex in that song for a reason. That clearly compliments the hook and message of the entire song. He will not dumb down for people like you.
nIANja909's picture

Not only is there nothing, but there wasn't intended to be anything during the construction of those verses by Lu either.
nIANja909's picture

I'm not avoiding anything. I'm saying his verses have nothing to do with the theme of the song. His verses are just word-play intergalactic gibberish. The only meaning in that song comes from the hooks. The verses are just tacked on. And if you say, you "see" something else in those verses, then either you are Literally delusional, or you're completely full of s***. Cause there is no connection between the verses and the theme of that track.
TAY's picture

IAN No, you're avoiding. I asked YOU to tell ME how he didn't say anything. You're avoiding the responsibility you have to your claim. I'm putting you on the spot. Either answer the question or hush.
nIANja909's picture

William: I didn't say Metaphors and wordplay are negative. TAY & JThomp: I really hope you guys are joking. If you really think Lupe's lyrics directly compliment what the theme of the song or the chorus is, you are sorely mistaken. But I would love love love to see how you make that connection. Just like Lu's occasionally misplaced out of synced metaphors that don't relate, I'm sure you can find some way to make it work, and "Get It".
TAY's picture

Ian... you... *sigh* How wasn't Lupe talking about anything in Dumb It Down?
William Velarde's picture

So Ian your saying methaphors and wordplay are negetive...who do you like souja boy..."hey i got my swag oooon" youre a clown
jthompsh's picture

hahahaha dumbass go listen lol i can send u a link that will show u what hes talking about. hes talking about what the chorus is saying lol hes gettin at his critics in a way that they cant understand....soooo basically you could say its directed towards you lol
nIANja909's picture

MJ example is not on point. MJ was great in all aspects, therefore he was a great overall player. Lupe is not great in all aspects, therefore he is not an exceptional overall rapper let alone artist. Maybe there should be a ban on all sports comparisons. and lol at you looking like a moron for thinking Lupe is actually talking about something in his verses on Dumb It Down.
jthompsh's picture

hahahahahaahahaha now i know you dont know what youre even listening to hahaha if you dont think dumb it down was about anything, youre wrong and youre lazy for not even figuring it out hahaha dont argue with this dude anymore. he doesnt know what hes talking about. not only that...but your calling Lupe's skills "average" and "crappy" hahahaha Lupes wordplay cannot be matched nor can his metaphors get over yourself. youre like a movie critic that calls a good movie a bad movie just to make it seem like you think you know what youre talking about lol get outta here with that shit haha why are u even a fan of Lupe if hes a "average" or "crappy" haha @TAY MJ example is on point.
nIANja909's picture

You thought Lu addressed the issue of generic criticism with Dumb It Down cause your an idiot. The only thing about that song addressing anything is the hook. Lupe himself didn't address anything except simple wordplay.
nIANja909's picture

Yes, a meal from McDonalds. Crappy ass 1 + Crappy ass 2 does not equal Great 3. That's what you're not getting. Dude has diversity, I get it, he can turn a serious situation into a cheesy metaphor, then add some wordplay, a descriptive word or two and whatever the hell else. But you are insinuating that each of his average elements combined = Great. That's like adding -2 to -2 and expecting to get 4. It doesn't matter if your adding them or not, they are still in the negatives lol.
TAY's picture

IAN WE'RE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT BREAD! We're talking about meals! Lupe provides meal. A fucking smorgasbord at that. Great tasting full course meal > One food item, no matter how well prepared anyday. Especially since Lupe's an avid chef. You're picking through chex mix for pretzels. Go buy your ass a bag of pretzels and stop talking shit about how you want what you bought to be something its not. Go buy what you want! Lupe's diversity = Greatness. Period.
William Velarde's picture

now gettin back to the topic of the discussion...i like that Lup, reserves his emotions, because it allows me to listen to his message as objectively as he writes it
William Velarde's picture

oh and you were pulling more than metaphors out of your ass, because your whole argument is shit...i just glad im not there to smell your breath after the shit you just talked...P U
William Velarde's picture

who do you consider special if not Lup? with your generic criticism...i thought Lup addressed the issue of generic criticism with dumb it down. did you not get that joint?

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