November 18, 2008

Lupe Fiasco//Gold Watch

James played this song for me yesterday on the way to work and it was INSTANTLY in my head.

I never really got into Lupe Fiasco, even at the height of my love for Kanye West (which, thanks to his obviously grotesquely inflated ego, has suffered a bit). But hey, I love Chicago (most of my favorite people are there!), so it only make sense that I would be down with repping Midwest in the hip hop dept.

Dude, this guy has serious flow. It’s like…amazing. I mean, the content is pretty flippant—a “my faves” list of modern American consumerism. But, at the same time, in addition to being shallowly clever, it’s put forth in a smart way. There are multiple nods to the complexity of our culture (socio-economically and artistically) and “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality that is so uniquely American. Lupe Fiasco, have you ever considered changing your name to Floratio Alger? Yeah, it’s cool. I didn’t think so.

Gold Watch.mp3

I like Mont Blanc pens and Moleskine paper.
I like Goyard bags and green Now-n-Laters.

Ok, Lupe. I’m with you on the Moleskine, but Now-n-Laters? Could there be a shittier candy?
Tuesday’s fly, rags to riches style.


Emily Elert said...

damn. no fair. wish i had some boatstraps.

One Song said...

wtf! i fixed that in the draft.

come sail away, come sail away, come sail away on boatstraps!