Justin "The Company Man" Hunte just wrote a dope feature explaining his journey to becoming the Editor-in-Chief at HipHopDX and how instrumental Lupe was in that process:
I didn’t know I was going to become a journalist.
I just liked Lupe Fiasco’s music enough to email my friends about it.
Outside of most One-Percenter measures, life was already pretty exceptional. I was 24 years old, living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn; working in Banc Of America Securities’ Financial Institutions Group, drinking in Manhattan, passing out on trains, waking up on buses, smoking Sour Diesel, traveling whenever booty called, dissecting Rap lyrics. Kanye West's “Touch The Sky” had just dropped and Lupe’s “I’m trying to stop lion like a Mum-Ra / But I’m not lyin’ what I’m layin’ on the beat” had just broke the record for the Most Consecutive One Night Replays in my Cousin Sha’s Coney Island apartment.
He goes on to detail the rise to his current position at one of the premier websites in Hip Hop culture, using Lupe lyrics that were key motivational tools along the way. It's a really dope editorial, click HERE to check it out!