31 comments:

  1. Lupe looking like a straight bum (with tons of money lol)

    Please go back to the fade bruh

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  2. ^^^ cosign but I like his short fro too. BTW everyone, does Lupe ever seem "sad-ish" or not happy to you? idk, maybe it's just me. *shrugs*

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  3. how can you be happy when you betray your own people? act like some sellout ish rich white man HYPOCRIT... IT's NOT WHAT YOU SAY OR THINK IT'S WHAT YOU ACT. All these stans need to wake up FFS

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  4. He does seem unhappy. I think he tries to hide it but it shows. He seems a little lost in the shuffle of the industry as well.

    I used to think he was one of the few artists that trancend all the bs of the music industry.. the clubbing/partying, club records, porn star video girls, extravagent materialism, confusion of priorities in life etc. .. but I feel he has sadly fallen between the cracks and succumbed to a lot of the ills that he once abhored.

    Lupe (if you're reading this), please take some time to reflect on what has happend. Fear Allah and turn to Him for support. Victory is through Allah alone, so take time to seriously study the deen. I don't know if you've ever been to hajj, but if you haven't go soon inshaAllah.

    Music can wait. Fame can wait. We never know when our last breath will be breathed, so take the time while your healthy, rich, and young to go to hajj. I am poor, but wallahi I wish I had the money for it. Don't waste your money on diamonds and ferraris.

    I remember in one of your older songs (i think it was Boss Playa) you said: "dont think that my money get spent on ferraris".. I remember that ever time you bring up your ferraris collection.

    None of your possession, none of your friends, not even your success, will follow you to the grave. Only your deeds Akhi, only your deeds. Priorities.

    "G-G-God over everything" --> make sure your actions coincide with your words.

    Salaam and may you have success in both this world and the next. Ameen.

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  5. nigga who are you to say he can't spend his money on ferraris? da fuck

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  6. Okay, come on... I'm Muslim too but I stopped reading when that anon started preaching "Fear Allah.."

    Lupe hasn't done anything wrong. What the hell..

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  7. LUPE is said because he sold his soul to the devil.

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  8. ^^^ Right. So he sold his soul and yet talking about them... Tssss.

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  9. I'm looking forward to more music and more revolution too!!

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  10. first of all, no one said he can't spend his money on ferraris...Im just saying that a whole collection of ferraris seems to negate the simple and modest lifestyle he had intended to led earlier on in his career.

    and to the anon above therevealer, first off.. assalaamu alaikum :) secondly, "Fear Allah" was a statement the sahaba would say to eachother regularly as a reminder of the might of Allah. It is not condemnation and I didn't mean it that way. I meant it as a reminder, and no one is above being reminded of God.

    In terms of wrongdoings.. im a sinner as well (just like anybody else) so I speak to myself first. but I've just noticed that Lu's lyrics are increasingly profane and the OMH video was (islamically speaking) inapporiate. Just concerned on the deen side of things and as muslims we have an obligation to remind our brothers and sisters in islam.

    Its still peace and love though.

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  11. Anywaysssss......... the whole event at Hollywood n highland was simply amazing only went heard Lupe was performing

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  12. To the Anon above Juze... You're right. I apologize for that.

    Anyway, I went back and read your post. You made it sound like Lupe is a hypocrite for owning his Ferrari collection.

    Let me break it down.. The reason he bought those Ferraris was as a motivation to do Lasers. I read that in an interview somewhere. He was depressed and used the wealth gained from Lasers as a coping mechanism. He HAS always had a love for Ferrari though... Thats nothing new.

    Also, I feel like his words do coincide with his actions. He sneaks Da'wah into his lyrics at EVERY single opportunity.

    I have to admit I feel like his creative flow has somewhat been blocked by Atlantic and his subsequent depression as a result of that whole, aghem, "fiasco", but I'm not on his case just yet.

    I'll reserve my judgement for Food And Liquor II

    Salaam :D

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  13. (im the anon above Juze)

    "He was depressed and used the wealth gained from Lasers as a coping mechanism."

    Thanks for explaining that, I had no idea that was the motivation and empathize with Lu a lot more now. And you're right he does sneak Dawah in when he can mashaAllah.

    I just felt he started to do it more and more covertly as he gained more success.. but hey, that could have more to do with the music industry's intolerance for overt positivity in music than Lu's intentions.

    Anyway, thanks for the clarification and im glad we were able to talk this out in a mature manner.

    "I never argued with anyone expect that I would ask Allah to reveal the truth on their tongue so that my ego could submit to it" - Imam Shafi'i #wordstoliveby

    salaam

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  14. In reply 2 both the 1 right above Juze & the 1 b4 that also.
    1st I definitely agree when u say about the Out of My head vid that TOTALLY shocked me, but again I blamed it on Atlantic (even though I knew that it was wrong 4 him 2 do that). & I seen the interview where he said he tried 2 motivate himself with ferraris & things of that nature, & yes he's always been into cars. But I have 2 admit I'm a little confused at times, 4 example he goes 2 clubs, he doesn't differentiate b/w the opposite gender, & he wears gold.

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  15. why are you acting like the OoMH video had ol girl doin stripper splits? That was a classy, cheesy and cute video...wtf.

    And spending money on material goods and being "caught in materialism" are two totally different things. You act like "Gold Watch" isn't about a bunch of $1000 clothes...

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  16. @the anon above me.. I believe the anons before us were speaking from an islamic perspective and holding Lu to those standards since he is muslim. In islam, the OMH video would be considered inappropriate cause hes laying in bed with/touching/starring at a woman whom he is not married to.

    According to the islamic tradition even gazing at the opposite sex for a prolonged period of time, is forbidden and muslims are supposed to lower their gaze in these instances in an attempt to show the highest level of respect for the body of the other as well as for themselves.

    ...and these are not even particularly orthodox or extreme islamic views, they are universal across the vast majority of sects, except for two.

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    besides, I don't think that we should hold any music videos to the standard rap vid of today, which in my opinon is unfortunately one of the most misogenistic dehumanizing mediums on the planet...and I think anyone would be hard pressed to disagree.

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  17. WOW MASHALLAH to the brother/sister who wrote that beautifull piece. I'm going to save it it's beautifull.

    Im Poor too <3

    I will save this 'He does seem unhappy. I think he tries to hide it but it shows. He seems a little lost in the shuffle of the industry as well.

    I used to think he was one of the few artists that trancend all the bs of the music industry.. the clubbing/partying, club records, porn star video girls, extravagent materialism, confusion of priorities in life etc. .. but I feel he has sadly fallen between the cracks and succumbed to a lot of the ills that he once abhored.

    Lupe (if you're reading this), please take some time to reflect on what has happend. Fear Allah and turn to Him for support. Victory is through Allah alone, so take time to seriously study the deen. I don't know if you've ever been to hajj, but if you haven't go soon inshaAllah.

    Music can wait. Fame can wait. We never know when our last breath will be breathed, so take the time while your healthy, rich, and young to go to hajj. I am poor, but wallahi I wish I had the money for it. Don't waste your money on diamonds and ferraris.

    I remember in one of your older songs (i think it was Boss Playa) you said: "dont think that my money get spent on ferraris".. I remember that ever time you bring up your ferraris collection.

    None of your possession, none of your friends, not even your success, will follow you to the grave. Only your deeds Akhi, only your deeds. Priorities.

    "G-G-God over everything" --> make sure your actions coincide with your words.

    Salaam and may you have success in both this world and the next. Ameen.

    Read more: http://www.thelupendblog.com/2012/01/video-lupe-fiasco-bigbangnye-red-carpet.html#ixzz1iMVrYbkR
    '

    Salaam

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  18. ive been sayin this since day one

    Lupe and Wasalu AREN'T THE SAME

    even he said it, all you have to do is appreciate what he dose damn..i mean if you dont understand it or dont understand anything thats happenning behind the scenes of "why this n why that" then u cant make assumptions, just take it as it is..if you dont lie it, your always free to leave. but then again YOU chose to be here right?? never mix an "artist" in reality, you'll be fooled discouraged...so just flow with it

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  19. Wait... isn't that Lupe Fiasco preaching for REALNESS. Then why does the real REAL him not collide with the FAKE HIM (that being lupe fiasco).

    It's not that on judgment day we get special treatment for our ALIAS or AKA Alter Egos? or 'our artistic expression'.

    Salaam, Muzz

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  20. I'm not trying 2 sound ignorant or anything right now, but My comment was towards a Muslim, unless u wanna research/learn wat were talking about then stay out of it please (:

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  21. @Muzz Im glad you found my comment to be inspirational alhumdulilah and I agree with your comment above...

    We should hold our artists to the highest standards of their art. We should not compromise authenticity, values, principles, and personality for the sake of artistry. To do that would be to denigrate the very art forms we claim to be perserving and enhancing with our creative contributions.

    What is art but a vehicle to express reality? I reject the idea of the alias (image of the artist) speaking in a language foriegn to the artist.

    What is art but a reflection of truth? Accepting the notion of the artist living a double life is the same as accepting a fallacy for truth. We can do better than investing in gimmicks for the sake of entertainment, and accepting lies for the sake of our own comfort.

    The truth has always been uncomfortable and always will be, because it calls us to endure personal discomfort for the sake our collective betterment.

    I'd rather have art rip my heart out of my chest so I can awkwardly watch it beat and observe my own humanity (to gain humility and conciousness) than complacently consume a strategically crafted message with no soul, no honesty.

    So I hope to God that Lupe and Wasalu are the same.

    Salaam,
    your sister in humanity/islam

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  22. oh and @Muzz again...

    re: "Im Poor too <3"

    May Allah (swt) grant us both patience, perserverence and finacial as well as spiritual sustenance. ameen.

    "verily after difficulty comes ease" 94:6 Quran

    and..

    "struggle: another sign that God loves you cause on the low being poor makes you humble" - LF

    Keep ur head up.
    salaam

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  23. How are ya'll assuming how he's feeling and saying he's depressed and all this other bs? You guys don't even know him on a personal level to make such assumptions. Just STFU enjoy his music and stop worrying what he's spending his money on If you don't like what he's doing or where his music is going anymore then listen to something else no need for the judgement or negativity..SMH
    FNFUP!!!!

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  24. ^since when is concern for the wellbeing of a fellow human being negative?

    And should we call him out for his hypocrisy? yes. Why? because he made a choice to be a self-proclaimed role model for positivity in music so we should hold him to those standards.

    If I fell off morally, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant the transgression, I would want to be called out on it and anyone who wouldn't is simply arrogant.

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  25. Mahsallah sister (I presume?) ur so smart and you write so beautiful. Do you have your own blog or any written stuff? Salaam - Muzz

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  26. @Muzz JazakuAllahu khair bro. Im actually a poet/writer and yes, I have a blog: http://www.fieldsofconcrete.blogspot.com/

    I've sort've abandoned it (theres still content in the archives though). InshaAllah I will be creating a new one soon, so if you check back in a couple of weeks there will hopefully be a link to another site from which I will post material regularly :)

    salaam,
    your sis

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  27. @ The anon asking about the Gold.... I've seen him wear gold before (a watch) and it also made me wonder (As Muslim men are not supposed to wear gold). I think his watch might be a mix between Platinum and Gold. The platinum percentage has to be more than the gold though, then it would be acceptable. Same with silk (for men). It sounds kind of like we're cheating the rules, but this is what my Ustaad taught me (He also had a gold watch)
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    @ Muzz with regard to characters and alter egos also being judged on Qiyaamah. I've never heard of that but it sounds appropriate... But so what? All I've just mentioned about character is that of Lupe Fiasco. NONE of here know the actual Wasallu Muhammad Jaco. I remember one thing Lupe said, "When I go home I'm not Lupe Fiasco, I'm just normal Wasallu"
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    @ All the Anons disussing Lupe from an Islamic perspective...

    Wow. Sometimes you guys can be really ruthless with regard to the standards to expect from him. I recall him saying he doesn't wanna be considered a "Poster Boy" for Islam, which is understandable when reading some of the stuff you guys say..

    Sometimes I feel like its difficult being Muslim, even more so when you're famous. But lets get serious... What EXACTLY has he done wrong? It seems like you guys are keen to over react over the slightest fault you find.

    A persons Imaan and character is what matters most. Imaan in between Allah and person, so I'm not in any position to judge Lupe on that, but from what I've seen from Lupe I feel that he DEFINITELY is of good character.

    In my country its the Footballers that get all the media attention. European football, not American BS.

    Allhamdulillah there are lots more FAMOUS Muslim footballers plying their trade in Spain, Germany and England (the best leagues). They seem like good examples to Islam, especially when you you see their christian counterparts constantly being caught in the media with prostitutes etc

    Anyway, I don't wanna talk about them, I wanna draw a parable between Lupe Fiasco and the "Most talented footballer of the past 15 years". A Muslim. This man is a legend, they compare him to the likes of Pele and Maradona. He is the former French footballer, Zinedine Zidane.

    This guy was born Muslim, but with the heights he reached I feel like the pressure of being the ''Worlds Best Footballer'' and "Muslim" became too much for him. He now calls himself a "Non-Practicing Muslim" :(

    It makes me sad. He doesn't do any bad things however, he's married (Christian women) and is a good family man and an ambassador for football.

    My point is be careful with the pressure you guys put on Lupe. He already doesn't have creative freedom to do what he wants alá Zidane. You push him too far and you might find him renouncing his religion, alá Zidane.

    Salaam
    (And sorry for this post being so long)

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