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Nov 11 2011

Lupe Fiasco Talks Family Upbringing, Occupy Wall Street

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Carrera Lu speaks on how his father influenced his political views and why he supports Occupy Wall Street. Last Call with Carson Daly recent caught up with Lupe Fiasco to plug his latest album Lasers and his current Generation Laser tour. During the interview, Lupe discussed how his Chicago upbring affected and influenced the music that he makes today. He explained that his father's political activism and involvement with the Black Panther party shaped the his lyrics and socially conscious message. "That activism, that kind of question[ing of] power, that kind of going out there and standing up for the little guy and be that revolutionary and that kind of radical is the family business," he said. "It was in our DNA. We grew up as that. My father was active [in politics]. He was actively out [there] restarting and reconfiguring the new Black Panther party." Faisco also discussed the current Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City and numerous other cities across the states. Lupe, who was seen wearing an Occupy Wall Street t-shirt in support of the protests during his performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards, says that he wholly supports the movement and has been urging his fans to start similar movements in their own cities. He also added that he likes how Occupy Wall Street acts as a classroom for many people who use the open environment to spread knowledge about a host of political issues. "[Occupy Wall Street] started when we were right beginning our Generation Lasers Tour...[and] certain cities didn't have it yet, so we would go to a certain city and I would kind of sow the seed and say, 'Hey, you guys should be occupying your city right now because they're doing it in New York [and] Philadelphia,'" he said. "It's a great classroom, so even people who aren't aware of certain issues to be frustrated about, when you come out and you be in the midst or a general assembly or just a random conversation with a few people that are there, the insight that you'll gain about your own situation...[is] just amazing." Check out the full interview below.

Image by Sara Wasserman and Sarah MacReading

For the month of November, Noisey will be remembering the buildup to Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with a weekly series of G.O.O.D. Friday posts. Welcome to Noisey G.O.O.D. Fridays.

Toward the end of the summer of 2010, Kanye West's comeback began in earnest. He'd disappeared the fall before in a cloud of post-Taylor-at-the-VMAs outrage, drawing critiques from just about everyone in America, including Saturday Night Live. He was one of rap's biggest pop stars suffering a fall from grace and coming off a divisive album. He might have faded away. But he's Kanye....

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“Tell me, are you living? I’m so alive Tell me what you wishing You wish wise”

Anak1n dropped his full length project, Wish Wisely. It is 13 tracks in length and he covers a lot of ground. Overall, there is a warm sound and smooth vibe, thanks in part to the production & mix, but Anak1n is raw and raps about serious, hard subjects with openness and feeling. Lyrically the project is dense, his wordplay is impressive. After seriously listening to Wish Wisely a few times, I emailed some questions to Anak1n. He answered them all in the...

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are not exactly the highest achievements in entertainment that we as a society have achieved. To that point, here are some albums we all love to point to as representations of our intellectual depth. They're not necessarily bad albums, but on closer inspection, they might be a lot more shallow than we realized.

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Master of Puppets is a near-perfect album, and anyone who'd argue otherwise is obviously wrong. It's up there with Reign in Blood or Number of the Beast, and I love it very much. That being said, half of the reviews that you see for the damn thing invariably...

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Making his return early next year is none other than Lupe Fiasco! Back on the road in support of latest release Tetsuo and Youth, Lupe Fiasco will headline an all-ages show at the House of Blues Anaheim on Sunday, January 17.

Tickets to see Lupe Fiasco live at the House of Blues Anaheim will go on sale Friday, November 13, at 10:00 a.m. via Live Nation for $30.00 to $50.00 each plus service fees. There also will be a Live Nation presale on Thursday, November 12, at 10:00 p.m. Password: TRACKS. Click below to see...

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Video: Saba – TimeZone/Whip (areyoudown?)

Directed by Caves of Heart of the City TV. Cinematography by Yakub Films. Animation by Tom Vin.

Are you still down for me now? Saba has had a crazy past few weeks. He’s been on Colbert with Chance, rocked an FSD/RBSS show in Austin, showed up on songs with Noname Gypsy, and today he drops off one of the best videos of his career with “Timezone/Whip (areyoudown?)” It’s truly out of this world — from floating in space, to whipping through the cornfields with a beautiful gal — he’s covering all bases.

The video just premiered via Noisey,...

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Abjo – The World is Mine

Was lucky enough to see Abjo spin this track live at Koko in London last weekend alongside his Soulection crew. Accordingly, The place went off. Along with Dutchman Jarreau Vandal, Abjo was the performer of the night and had everyone rocking with his slick Futuristic flips. Hit read more to hear another dope track from the Midnight kid, this time a flip of Lupe Fiasco.

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