Monday, February 28, 2011

Big Business, Ef you.

When 'The Cool' by Lupe Fiasco came out in 2007 I played it straight through everyday, 3 times a day, for 2 weeks. That figure may be vastly understated.  Nevertheless, Lupe drops bangers and lyrically scrambles your mind like eggs.  Corporate America and profits associated with creativity staunch the creative mind and hampers our favorite artists ability to release the music their hearts are into.  Fans have no idea who the President of Atlantic records is, there is a reason for that, he is not an entertainer.  Let the entertainers do what they do best.  After the jump, All black Everything off Lupe's forthcoming album Lasers slated to drop the 8th of March and an exert from a recent interview with complex magazine.  Intriguing stuff.

"One thing I try to stress about this project is, I love and hate this album. I listen to it and I’ll like some of the songs. But when I think about what it took to actually get the record together and everything that I went through on this record—which is something I can’t separate—I hate this album. A lot of the songs that are on the album, I’m kinda neutral to. Not that I don’t like them, or that I hate them, it’s just I know the process that went behind it. I know the sneaky business deal that went down behind this song, or the artist or singer or songwriter who wrote this hook and didn’t want to give me this song in the first place. So when I have that kind of knowledge behind it, I’m just kind of neutral to it like, ‘Another day, another dollar."

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