Dawg, really, your being stupid as f**k..
Lupe isn't even the best rapper out now in his era..
Eminem RAN the GAME from 98-03
@ you tryin' to say a up and coming rapper with no classics is better than a solidified legend with ATLEAST 2 CLASSICS..
Come on pimp, stop being f**king retarded, with each post you've made yourself look dumber and dumber.
Lupe has 2 solid CDs, one may be a Classic in due time, and yes I've listened to all his FnF mixtapes, and all Lupe is GREAT at is FLOW and metaphorical songs with a better vocabulary..
Just b/c you need a dictionary to understand his songs doesn't make him great, infact, its quite the opposite.
Eminem owns him with wordplay, flow, multi's, rhyme schemes, songs that people can relate, and Lupe could never put as much emotion in a track as Em has/does.
Get ya s**t together son.
Em only blew up because he was playing off American censorship. Things that he was saying back then caused alot more attention than they would right now. Em is a great rapper but if he would have just came out with that music in this day and age, he wouldn't be as sucessful. Not knocking him for that for anything, but some people come out at the right time and some don't. That's why a semi good rapper or something comes out at the right time and blows up and some other great rapper flies under the radar because he was ahead of his time.
I only got a high school education and I don't need to get a dictionary to understand Lupe...
Disagree on wordplay, flow, rhyme scheme, and songs people can relate to. Lupe has Em there. Em has Lupe on multi's and emotion, though.
Basically, Lupe is a more complex Joe Budden. Constantly referencing trivial pop culture/historical facts like Budden in a more dense, slick way. Is it impressive? Yes. But at the same time it becomes redundant and boring.
He doesn't always reference pop cuture or historical facts. Those are probably the least references he make. Most of it is just simple worldplay that anyone can understand.
Besides, with that logic, Hip-Hop should be dead by now since everything has been said before. "Redundant and boring. "