Album Review: Lupe Fiasco’s New Fiasco

by wisdomhunt

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, also known as Lupe Fiasco, is a controversial rapper. His new album comes out tomorrow.

So how can I do a review of an album that isn’t out yet? Well I didn’t bootleg it (respect IP, folks!), but I know what you can expect from Lupe Fiasco. He is the rapper that called Obama a terrorist:

“In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root cause of the terrorism is the stuff that you as a government allow to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it’s easy for us because it’s really just some oil, which we can really get on our own,”

What he is describing is one of the favorite theories of the kooks called “blowback“. The kooks espouse it, enough said on that.

He also slanders our leader by calling him a terrorist. Does a terrorist have a kill list to kill actual terrorists (and their families and neighbors)? Doubtful, Lupe.

Then Mr. Fiasco followed it up with this:

“I don’t get involved in the political process because it’s meaningless, to be honest,” he said. “First of all I’m a real big believer if I’m gonna vouch for someone, then I’m gonna stand behind everything that they do. That’s just how I am as a human being. So politicians aren’t gonna do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”

So Mr. Fiasco calls our leader a terrorist, but then turns around and says he isn’t going to get involved in the political process?

If you don’t like our leader, the way to fix it is to vote for a new one that you don’t consider a terrorist. Just because our political process is dominated by democrats and republicans who have the exact same foreign policy, you think it isn’t your duty as a citizen of our great nation to vote?

So now, his new album in his own words (via Hypetrak):

“The album is meant to be my interpretation of America. Politics, society, religion, class, race, food, all across the board. It was only right that we had to have a song that was a collage of that so people got it from the door that all these different things, topics that make up America, that make us Americans, the things that influence us and the things that we influence. You needed that first record to be the embodiment of that whole piece, the whole direction that we’re going in. This record is a collage, but it’s a more like an introduction. As you get into the album, as we release new records, and hopefully we’ll release the album in a few months, you’ll see that we focus on particular issues on particular songs. We will expand on something that may have came up in the second verse of “Freedom Ain’t Free.” There will be a whole song that speaks about this particular relationship in American society, or this particular phenomenon in American society, so people can get a good direction of where the album is going. You get it all in the first joint. But it’s not necessarily angry. The whole record’s not angry. It’s not coming from an angry place, it’s coming from a serious place.”

I don’t need some attention-seeking rapper’s interpretation of America. This is just another argument in favor of repealing repealing the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Fiasco indeed.