Thursday, July 5, 2012
VIDEO-----"AROUND MY WAY (FREEDOM AIN'T FREE)"
Wasulu Muhammad Jaco, better known as Lupe Fiasco, has stirred the pot once again, using his mic as the spoon that feeds the masses. The controversial song "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)" caused an uproar, not necessarily because of content, but because of the soundscape choice (see previous post http://wisdom40.blogspot.com/2012/05/lupes-fiasco.html). Now we have the visuals to accompany this Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part 1 lead single. I'm hoping for a triumphant return to form for Lupe. He is a throwback emcee and forward thinker at the same time, and it would truly be a shame for him to go unnoticed in this climate of global warming and lukewarm rhyming. Needless to say, peep the visual offering, directed by Alex Nazari. As of this posting, his newest album will be released September 25th, barring any issues with the label (and you know that is ALWAYS a possibility in the Lupe realm).