Someone over at LA Weekly put together a list of the Top Five Drastic Rapper Image Changes (yeah, they must be bored over there) and Lupe's on #1.
Now there's nothing wrong with that but why's Lupe the only one that the writer wrote about in a negative tone throughout the whole article while he wrote mostly neutral about all the other acts? Unprofessional. - Check what Phillip Mlynar had to say about Lupe below:
"You know I don't pop-pop at the bar/But I might send pop-pops through your car." Those are the firebrand boasts of Lupe Fiasco, who before finding a career as an antidote to rap's gangsta leanings attempted to blow-up by, er, positioning himself as a full-on, club-hopping gangsta type.Elsewhere in the song "Pop Pop," Lupe vows to "put the tool in your face," brags about how he's got the police, hustlers and gangstas "nervous," and details how he does all of the above while wearing alligator skin loafers. (He's a size ten, if you're feeling generous.)But when lil' Lupe realized that crime rhymes weren't going to pay for him, he wholesale flipped his image into some sort of conscious skateboarding rapper nerd who collects rare Japanese-edition Sylvanian Families figures.Nattily, the last couple of years have seen Lupe yet again develop a new persona for himself, as he seems to have ditched the idea of even attempting to make enjoyable music in preference for becoming a professional whinger and whiner.
Check the full list HERE