Super Lupe Fiasco – S.L.R. (Super Lupe Rap)

Andrew Barber 32

Produced by Soundtrakk.  Happy to finally hear something new from him.

6 minutes of mayhem from Mr. Fiasco.

Over the past few days, seemingly out of the blue, rappers like Soulja Boy and Lil B have come out of the woodwork to address Lupe in some form or fashion.  I guess Lu is the smart rapper du jour for this young (and often misinformed) generation.  In a recent interview with XXL Magazine, Soulja Boy, when asked about his lyrical prowess, quipped:

“I don’t want to be super-Lupe-Fiasco-lyrical and n***** don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about,”

Say word?  That’s what we’re on?  I feel like we’ve heard this all before – a case of deja vu, if you will.  I understand that Lu’s complex rhyme patterns and extended vocabulary might go over the head of the casual hip-hop fan (or human being), but some of you are just plain listening too slow.  So what if you have to rewind the verse a few times to get to the Tootsie Roll center of aTootsie Pop; many of us find joy in putting the puzzle together.  I guess that’s not fun for everyone, huh?  Remember when rappers used to brag about being “Super Lyrical”?  That title was once a badge of honor.  Pun is probably doing barrel rolls in his grave as you read this.

So D’Andre, you may not want that super lyrical shit, but here’s a glass of lemonade for those lemons you tossed Lu’s way.  All in good fun, of course.

“So don’t be scared to take the Super Lu route, Top 5 Alive and I’ve only got two out.  School you on your history, I’ll tell you what you bout, fight for all the right things and let the Huey New out.  Pharrell, what these n***** talkin’ bout? Two man Big Pun, a one man Slaughterhouse, a two album Jay-Z, a one n**** Wu-Tang, a younger hungry Mos Def, a conscious rappin’ Lil Wayne”

Special thanks and shouts to Lupe for bringing it back to the home team for this one.


Lupe Fiasco – S.L.R. (Super Lupe Rap)