"The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized" by Lupe Fiasco

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized.

Idiot boxes of the world unite! To fight off the effects of intelligence, replace smart quotes with fart jokes, substitute sense with scenes from Martin, let the baby's bathe in that glow and learn all manner of things they don't really need to know!

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

Channel the content of some rambling nonsense deep into the annals of yo' subconscious, deprogram and depress chasing some televised success, be them, that, they and those be everything but in control,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

Small claims Court drama, teenage baby mamas, Osama watching Osama, Celebrity Endorsed indoor saunas, the perfectly cooked piraƱa and other cannonfodder for you to ponder, all at the speed of imitations of life while the smoke of war gets inhaled thru the peace pipes, be still my beating heart and scare my brain from thinking thoughts as i sit intoxicated by the delights, sarcasm and 3 strikes thrown by my favorite pitcher in a sound surrounded, 3 dimensional, high death, full color mixture, wholly unsocializing and completely uncensored,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

By this one-eyed monster most of the world was raised, and by this hero most of the world was saved, and to this master most of the world is slaves, it factors your fears with actors and cheers from a live studio audience pushing you to engage in a heroic act of thoughtlessness for the grand prize of a little bread, fleeting fame in the circus and every thought in yo head,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

"Ain't no changing me" said my flat screen TV, No More Che's to the rescue, or Black Panthers to correct you, just coaxial cables and satellite signals to connect you to a world that doesn't really look like it does on TV, where everything is much shorter, fatter, uglier and in disorder, where u have to do it now because there are no digital recorders where if the present gets boring you can just fast forward,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

So there will be no revolution, or paradoxically ironic televised public execution of the entire worldwide televising institution, there wont even be a celebritized, televised trial of old baby blue, cuz you see my dear friends the television will not be revolutionized but what about the revolution that should taking place inside......................of you?

By Wasalu "Lupe Fiasco" Jaco in Dedication to that guiding light of a human being Gil-Scott Heron.

26 comments:

  1. Damn,

    "Idiot boxes of the world unite!...", "there will be no revolution, or paradoxically ironic televised public execution of the entire worldwide televising institution...".

    What hits hardest is that it's so true.

    ReplyDelete
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it37VZlM8Xw

    A video i made of a song of Gil scott..R.I.P Gil Scott

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing...wow. Fitting tribute and fitting words that need to be heard in these times. RIP Gill Scott-Heron.

    ReplyDelete
  4. now i want F&LII even more lol

    ReplyDelete
  5. what an amazing piece of work.
    hopefully people start to grasp the importance of being more aware & continue thinking critically about what we're constantly being bombarded with everytime we turn around. They've got us by the balls...but they'll only own your mind if you willingly give it to them.

    peace, love & spiritual strength to all...

    Cricket.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Does anybody think this would make a cool intro to F&LII if Lupe's sister read it? Or maybe The Instrumental 2 like the commenter above me said?

    ReplyDelete
  7. That shit would b dope if it really were The Instrumental 2.0

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Truth told by Wasalu. Alhamduillah. The world is getting corrupted everyday, propaganda on television (even the news) is helping accelerate the process.
    One-eye monster = the dajjal, one-eyed monster who will claim to be god.
    La ilaha illallah (there is no god but Allah.)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Dope! Rip Gil Scott Heron.

    ReplyDelete
  11. So legit
    this is why Lupe's GOAT

    ReplyDelete
  12. ^smh..Lupe- there's no goat or great only God is great..so nuff with that label dummie..

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hey lupe will your performance at the Tao beach be REVOLUTIONIZED thru the television??? Cause you seem to preach one thing then ACT another way...Actions speak louder than words HYPOCRITE!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. ^You stfu! Think LONG & Hard about what you said. I mean REALLY think about what you said then hopefully you will realize how stupid your comment was .

    ReplyDelete
  15. ^^^ you SHUT THE FUCK UP! I agree 100%.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lupe has changed though. I know its off topic but oh well :(

    ReplyDelete
  17. ^^^ I never comment on these pages, but that comment was one of the most ridiculous comments i had ever read. How would any of us be able to hear lupes genious without things like television. He is stating that the people who control television manipulate the truth in order to keep us hooked and entertained. If u think for one second what Lupe is saying is hypocritical u should be over on the gucci mane blog or something, cause u are ignorant as shit.

    ReplyDelete
  18. ^ truth be told. Honestly, how could you blindly critique one of the few positive and subversive minds in music with such ignorant arrogance. You would think that the individuals that ingest Lu's work would be a bit level-headed and conscious of their words/the reverberations their actions have on the world....

    ReplyDelete
  19. I see both sides of the argument. The rapper and persona we all know (Lupe Fiasco) is in fact a product and employee to the very thing Wasalu is attacking. Notice the difference though; this poem of from Wasalu . Lupe Fiasco has inherently become mainstream, and it was predestined the moment he penned his contract with Atlantic, but Wasalu remains inside.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What an amazing talent.. Very beautiful lupe!

    ReplyDelete
  21. To be honest, it read like a high school rebel poem... but that's who Lupe is and who we love... I just wish he'd get more serious and quit the drama talk more about corruption sometimes I wonder how into politics he really is

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for the comment - have a nice day !

LUPEND. Powered by Blogger.