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Lupe da gawd.
WHERE THE FUCK IS SOUNDTRACK AT
This is so much better than Lazers
I was feeling this one.
GUARANTEED 5 Star review. Dont waste your time with other people.
Lupe isn't from this planet. He does things on the mic that NO ONE else can touch. Pure wordplay and mic skills. M.C.
You gotta wonder, who's the cattle, who's the sheep, who claims to be the wolves, who are the wolves in sheep's clothing, You Got To Wonder.
Black Zombie Now Likes This Song.Black Zombie Approves This !
lupe's the truth
This isn't lupe's beat but he does a phenomenal job with the song, which as actually "Ingenue" by Atoms for Peace. Damn, he went in.
One of the best
lupe = the man
killed it, business as usual
This is Food & Liquor pt. 1 Lupe
lupe. comin up with ideas dead prez did 10 years ago
Trying to be intelligent we all know that doesn't suit you guys ..Not a good look !!
^Why are you defending a racist?^
And what difference does it make?
((doesn't suit you guys)) what you mean blacks are unable to be intellectuals..white fag What are you doing in hip-hop site !
lupe is the GOAT
Black Zombie does not like this to many big words ..I do not approve this
I bet no-one guessed it was a thom yorke instrumental from amok - atoms for peace ;)
DX users have come a long way. finally.
Wow. Presumptuous much? Bet you think you're the only one out there with an eclectic taste in music.
1st page of comments for song this will answer your question
Pretty dope. Metaphor for Metaphor, I say Dumb it Down still superior.
lyrics are off the chain
how is this a wack beat? you all are clearly ignorant to good music, if Mike WIll or Young Chop didn't make it, its not good? Trap Beats aren't the only good beats, ignoramuses. Lupe's lyrics are clearly going over your head so why even comment on what you can't understand. You sound like little kids telling their parents they don't like vegetables even though they've never tasted them. GROW UP. & OPEN YOUR MIND
I used to love him but he became pretty bad, lyrically it's ok, nothing more and his flow is wack on that song
this is basic as fuck
HIP HOP HAS BEEN DUMBED DOWN FOR TO LONG WE NEED RAPPERS WITH BRAINS ...SO THAT HIP HOP DOESN'T TURN TO MUSH
You should read this article
Gnarly beat fucking love it ...
The beat was to busy for his flow.
Lyrics going over most peoples heads ..Go read Animal Farm ...
lmao cmonnow SO TRUE
@clevelandchief: that's the whole point, I think. not like Lupe expects you to go out and read a book to get his song, more like he expects you've already read the book cause it's fucking Animal Farm..
No your just a slow thinking dumb cunt .. That's being real !
How many people you know gonna read a book to understand the lyrics of an irrelavent niggas song? Just being real.
people act like lupe is the only one to ever write deep lyrics. foh, if anything his are trying too hard.
your favorite rapper ain't gettin enough love, we know
trying too hard is a sorry excuse for lyricism going over your head
nobody can do what Lupe does, you can fill pages of microsoft word with his quotables. fuck these niggas talkin about the beat, he wants you to focus on his words period
hey Lupe can you teach our politics class next september? I feel you'd make an entertaining teacher
he got punchlines for days and days
Lupe killin it
if any emcees are gonna save hip-hop, this motherfucker's gotta be part of the list
Kendrick Better then Lupe
Kendrick wants to be Lupe.. Lupe made it cool to be an intelligent rapper and Kendrick is out here acting like he's saying some profound shit when he's really just talking..lol. Do some thinking before talking, typical Kendrick dick ridahh..
I think you need to listen to jays verse on "pressure" again if you think he got bodied. Track was underwhelming anyway. Agree that you can't fairly compare Kendrick and lupe though, both are beasts In their own regard
You can't just say Kendrick is better than Lupe. They both are in different stages of their careers, Lupe is going on to his Fifth album and Kendrick just got started so he's naturally more hungry. Kendrick is still proving himself that's why he goes hard on every track. Lupe was killing all his features too when he was a newcomer like Kendrick. And @LupeFan don't forget Kendrick wasn't the only one to body Jay on a track, do you remember "Pressure"? lol. Plus it doesn't make sense to compare them, their styles/flows are totally different.
Ima big lupe fan but kendrick is kill every track hes on. And spitting toe to toe with J doesnt need to be slept on....
they're both nice, they vary in levels of consistency. right now Lupe is the more consistent out of the two. but only cause Kendrick is featuring on every mo'fucker's beat while Lupe drops one beat a month.
but Lupe's slightly stronger on punchlines while Kendrick excells in the storytelling. Kendrick def has the better flow. Lupe is more conscious. they should really do a song together soon
fuck out of here lupe is the hip hop
I love it, but they should have eq'd that guitar loop-it's annoying.Too Much Mids- Other than that, nice track.
Someone please explain "landlocked like a ham hock on a railroad", cause rap genius can't.
I interpret it as someone chained down to train rails, possibly a cop(pig=ham). The land lock explains being chained down and its a railroad. But hamhock.. still a little unsure.
I get the connection theme. Even so, it's not a well executed line. Way too convoluted.
the theme in that line is connection. landlocked is the land that circles the sea.
hamhock = what connects the pig's foot to the leg
railroad connects the train who is LOCKED to the land
I wear the *** like a girdle
Bulletproof car got me feelin' like a turtle, s***
These n*** ain't satisfied 'til they get ***, you hear me?
Yeah and I'ma G, you don't know a muthaf*** thang 'bout me
I tell you one muthaf*** thang 'bout me
*** I got so much money on me
thats because its a shitty line. Lupe is a lyrical beast and I'll give it to him that this song is dope with the extended animal metaphors, but that line is retarded and makes no sense.
Land lock generally means "land having no navigable route to the sea"
Ham Hock is the cheap part of a pig,think pig leg/ankle . Obviously you know what railroad is ? ..I will let you work out the metaphor ..Because honestly I don't know .
But sounds more mystical than these lyrics from "Mr Ross"
Now I'm at the dealer with the worst credit
Got a yellow carat now I smoke lettuce
Let her count my bread she a bank teller
Can you keep a secret ? I'm a rich nigga !
look bevis huhuhhuhhuhhuh
real lyricism right here
He raps the truth on wack beats. If its gonna get his views out their fuck it right.
I'd rather hear the truth on wack beats than bullshit on catchy beats. we got too much of the latter goin on
hey this shit is the fuckin truth. Lupe's back on form, anyone who says otherwise you a damn fool.
lupe is one of the best to ever do it, true genius. fuck every single hater or anyone claiming he's "dumb", or "been stupid" go read the book animal farm, and them 1984 and maybe you can start to figure out who the fuck you even are. lupe has the ability to say more real shit in one verse then most people have said in their life
"cut down the trees, we need the axe handles"
Thats a really sick metaphor for the way society justifies itself.
that line blew my mind,too sick
this is gonna take like six listens to get.
Not a fan of that beat... Lupe's killing it though.
Album should be amazing if this is anything to go by
another pointless artist/album
I hope your username stands for fuck off outta here cause that's what you need to do nig
If you think this is pointless then every line went wayyy over your head.
Pointless? He has one of the best hip hop (real hip-hop) albums ever.
I think this beat/siging vocals are from an Atoms For Peace album. It's Thom Yorke from Radiohead's side project. Dope choice by Lupe
gotta give it a couple of spins b4 you realize how masterful this track is.
Carrera is in rare form...Form Follows Function
LUPE DUMBER THAN A STUMP NIGGA...THIS NIGGA BEEN STUPID
THIS IS THE DEEPEST HIP HOP SONG I'VE EVER HEARD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. WTF LUPE KILLED THIS SHIT. IT GOT SOOOOOOOO MANY LEVELS TO IT.
this was all about control and if you think about rap music at the time this meeting took place it make sense but i dont see it happening these days. really interesting read
^ Thanks ^
@ 2nd anon, I posted this earlier because I thought it was interesting and was worth a read and I wasn't sure if I believed it or not ..
But after reading your post I will now be sure to post in as many places as possible to let people make their own rational decisions .
I also don't know why you said you read it years ago it only came to light last May 2012 do a Google search if you disbelieve me !
That debunks your argument in my eyes to be honest !
Big business has always colluded with each other why do you think it would not be the same with private run correction facility's ..
People aren't us stupid as you think we saw the same with the Big banks and the bail outs ...
Over the past 15 years the prison population for certain demographics has increased for fold .
Just a look at the current hip hop landscape says definitely doesn't smell right .
Let people read it and make their own decisions
P.S I saw you said something similar earlier when someone mentioned the link ...
Why are you so bothered if people read it or not ?
that is horse shit. Seen that same bullshit years before this. No names no specifics because it didnt happen. Good fairytale though
^ Agreed I read that shit last year was a real eye opener^
Makes a lot of sense now why hip hop is in such a fucked up state and full of mindless drones like Ross,French,Waka ... ETC
Thanks is a good read
BEAT IS FUCKING GNARLY NICE !!!!
Hands down best track currently on hip hop DX ...Even though I like that new nigger shit from Kanye
This shit is nice
I don't like it an that's coming from a Fiasco fan
Cmon Lupe this beat is wack
i need to replay this a few more times,too many dope lines to catch!!!
chock full of metaphorso nd a dope beat,5 stars
Lupe stole the beat
"Ingenue" by Atoms for Piece
(Thom York's side project)
Has it occurred to you that this is NOT an album track? If he had lifted the beat off another rapper, no-one would bat an eyelid but because it's from another genre you want to dial 911?
it's not just a sample. it's CTRL C - CTRL V
You mean... a rapper sampled another genre? Oh, the humanity!
This Nigga is knowledge man
this is nastier than African drinking water 5/5
classic joint right here!!!
DOPE AS FUCK
Man this the Lupe i Know
no doubt lupe is a dope lyricist. Dude is one of the most in depth and imaginative rappers to ever live. Just wish he could find some better production. Haven't heard many beats ive really enjoyed from him since The Cool
Listeners of rap seem to not be educated enough to understand these lyrics. Read a book, this shit is dope.
Lupe is not going over everyone's head. Only those stagnant niggas! Those who stopped thinking or let radio think for them. Get your knowledge weight up!
amazing punchlines and layered meanings, solid lyrics, and a matching atmospheric beat. listen to whatever you want to, but no matter what way you look at it hip hop needs guys like lupe.
lupe is wack. nobody relates to this shit. be trying too hard to go over niggaz head
you too dumb and closed minded to understand!!
Lupe sampling Yppah?! That's definitely promising for his beat selection.
The radio has obviously destroyed most peoples taste in music..Sad
So real!!!! Much love to Lupe!!
lupe kills this way over peoples heads... dudes not corny at all he one of the only few rappers who isn't corny corny is bitches love sosa hahah
This is great compared to what I've had to listen to in recent days man this is great.
this dude is so corny
bitch go and sleep
lupe spitting his ass off
"Sitting heavy like spaghetti in the belly of a wise guy,
Who let these G's out the PI-STY?"
Minimal beat so you can just sit and try to understand just how over your head he's going.
LUPE FOREVER YOU THE BEST NIGGA
Real laid-back track, with extra heavy lyrics.
If you don't like Lupe don't click on the page
Why do people keep complaining about his beat selection? Why cuz he doesn't have enough hi-hats or someone saying "Mike Will" before the beat drops? People need to shut the fuck up and stop whining so damn much. I can pretty much smell the estrogen coming from your comments smh.
"The butcher says to the bovines, you're all just pastrami when it's show time"
Landlocked as a hammock on a rail road....
this is some mind work man lupe is really the best in the rap game i aint even a stan this guy will OUT rap everybody in the game.... EVERYBODY... this beat dope af too i see him rapping over radiohead but most of you illiterate niggas wouldnt know tht
do you mean top 10 you idiot
10 ten hip hop artist
i tried listening because dude used to have a black belt...
ohhh man. this dude done feel off after his second album. this dude need kanye on the track to sound good. fall back lupe d*ck riders... this is corny rap
Atoms for Peace-Ingenue. Best song on their album.
lyricism at its finest, dope beat
Subject matter on point ..Beat suits vibe FUCKING GNARLY
I just cant fuck with Lupe.. I just cant.
Fuck the haters lyrics are great and the beat grows in you.
Beat is trash. Too many Lupe Stans defending this shit is why he keeps going in on this trash.
2/5 for the lyrics only
its not a beat its just a loop edit from the Atoms for Peace song ... "Ingenue"
same fucking whiny bullshit nothing new lame as fuck
Better than whaterver Gucci or Wayne are putting out!
not really feeling this one
I'm a huge Lupe fan but this beat is fucking garbage.
its just a loop edit from the Atoms for Peace song "ingenue" not much of a beat
I thought he quit rapping???
1. Ayesha Jaco Speaks (Intro)
2. Street Dreams 2013 (Produced by The Neptunes)
3. Wonderful Life feat. Pharrell (Produced by Pharrell Williams)
4. Revenge (Produced by Pharrell Williams)
5. The Great American Rap Song feat. Kanye West (Produced by The Neptunes)
6. Street Cinema feat. Kendrick Lamar & Black Thought (Produced by S1, co. Caleb)
7. Geek Down (Produced by Needlz)
8. Jazz, Soul & Hip-Hop (Produced by Q-Tip, co. Pharrell Williams)
9. American Terrorist II feat. Bilal (Produced by Pharrell Williams)
10. The Ecology feat. Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey [Black Star] (Produced by 88-Keys)
11. Chapter of Purity feat. Frank Ocean (Produced by Pharrell Williams)
12. Stay Around (Produced by Pharrell Williams)
13. In the Middle (Produced by Pharrell Williams)
14. Getty Tomb feat. Pharrell (Produced by The Neptunes)
15. Murderville (Produced by Al Shux)
16. If I Die feat. Matthew Santos & Sarah Green (Produced by Soundtrakk)
there is already an american terrorist 2 and 3...but for a fake tracklisting it looks better then just about any real tracklisting out
come on B, too much time on ya hands you font-troll!
Terrible beat as usual. Where the fuck is Soundtrack
please more from lupe!!
He told good message in a world full of fuckn
TRe shining light in a dark affected zombieland.
this shit is gnarly my ni*g@z!
the beat is bananas
Beat and lyrics are on point fuck all the same old same old trap loving small minded idiots . If all you want is trap beats and simple lifestyle rap it's not hard to find simply Google French Montana and all your musical dreams will come true
Damn Lupe. Dope as hell.
Used to be a huge Lupe fan but his beat selection is garbage...production on this has no soul, no vibe, no catchiness...Lupe is gonna be this generation's Nas...great lyrics, crappy beats
@lmao-- this aint twitter, im not expectin no celebs to see this, im not expectin a response, this is a chat room for hiphop fans to say what they like or dont like and i have an opinion to..idgaff if anyone cares what i say. i love hiphop so ill voice my shit. fuck what the artist,label,dickriders or haters say
^^^YAWN^^^^ATTENTION SEEKING ^^^HATES THE SONG BUT HAS COME BACK TO THE SAME PAGE AGAIN ^^^ ATTENTION SEEKING WHORES ARE SO FUNNY ^^^^
Not really sure why Drake was brought up here...? Kind of sounds like you're the ex that got broken up with that hasn't moved on. Agreeing with the Dre Em and Biggie stuff but if you want variety in your life switch hands when you fap to some weak beat like this
Seems like your opinion of music is very one sided music can be anything you want it to be and quit dick riding drake he's good but he will never be a legend like dre, em, biggie, etc. he talks about what all rappers talk about today. The same shit. I miss variety and that's why I can vibe with this
i love how people comment on message boards like their opinion actually matters to the outcome of a particular artist or song.
alot of nas beats are on point
corny ass nigga
And that's drake is the best rapper since my computer is retarded
this nigga rapping about animals like a fruitcake. Is there any wonder why no1 will ever take him seriously and he will never be on drakes level
His mentally slow he cant help it poor little thing
, literary references over your head
Say's the man who starts his pathetic day with a spot of trolling from his mom's basement using the tag-line
"Drake best rapper alive "
You my friend are a sad CUNT who needs to step away from the laptop , leave mom's basement, get some fresh air , Meet a girl or (man) if that's your thing and make mom proud..
It's time to prove Dad and those teachers wrong and you can make something of your pitiful life it's in your hands .. You can do it were all routing for YOU !!
lupe fiasco is the hip hop fuck what you heard
You dumb black zombies and white trolls wont like this but this shit is on point
@ Drake Troll//I am white like you stupid Dweed !!!
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^I bet you would toss drakes salad^
only corny ass niggas like you will like this lame ass shit
GOD DAMN MORE NIGGAS STUNTIN ON MY BITCHASS, GOD DAMN I'M A BROKE HOE DICKRIDING YOUNG MONEY FAGGOT.
Animal in Man by Dead Prez is still the ish
Where Kanye at? Lupe just stole the show from those 2 gay ass singles he dropped!
thom yorke production?? They just need to do a collab album
yeah, Atoms for Peace Sample
Now this is the Lupe we all know and love! that's whats up!
It's good. It's not overly complicated and quite relaxed - almost old-school Lupe Fiasco lyricism.
... post at your peril