Whiskey Business returns to Red Space on Friday, November 9 - Limited Tickets Available Here!

Lupe Fiasco 

Monday, March 19, at the House of Blues.

720475.0.jpeg
Lupe Fiasco earned three Grammy nominations for rapping about skateboards, flowers, and economic warfare. The Chicago rhymer is just what the microphone doctor ordered for everyone who's lamenting the state of modern hip-hop.

Fiasco's major-label debut, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, blends together the best parts of De La Soul, the Coup, and A Tribe Called Quest. Raised a Muslim, he has a biting sociopolitical conscience; on "American Terrorist," he draws parallels between blankets spiked with smallpox, lynchings, and projectile airliners. Meanwhile, "Kick, Push" -- one of the summer jams of '06 -- tells the story of a dedicated urban skateboarder, over a gleaming, Filipino-jazz trumpet sample.

All-star guests include soul-siren Jill Scott (on the poignant, string-backed ghetto lament "Daydream"), phenom rapper-producer kanYe West (the anti-thug tale "The Cool"), and even Jay-Z, who rhymes over a Thelma Houston sample on "Pressure." Like the rest of the disc, it's smart rap with soul.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

More by D.X. Ferris

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Whitney Cummings @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Fri., Oct. 19
  • DL Hughley @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Fri., Oct. 19
  • Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra (Music Around Town)

    • Sun., Oct. 21

© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation