Lupe Fiasco, one of the most intelligent and thought-provoking rappers in the industry today, recently did an interview with Juice Singapore. An excerpt:
You’re known for not endorsing the hip hop lifestyle…
I don’t drink or smoke. Never. No beer, nothing. So that kind of put me to the left. I never want to chase the same things that build up a lot of rap. I don’t chase what’s popular or what they show on MTV.
How do you feel about hip hop getting fused with other genres like electro?
I think it’s cool. I think it’s progression and you can’t stop it anyway. I don’t think it’s going to be the death of hip hop, but the evolution.
If you happen to live in Singapore, you can pick up the latest issue of the magazine to read the full interview.
There’s a little refresher, now back to waiting for Lasers…
Thanks to the LupE.N.D. Blog for the heads up.