don’t believe the hype

Chinese MacGyver by caseyly16
October 28, 2010, 9:35 pm
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Gangsta shit


New Lu pt II by caseyly16

Lupe Fiasco is probably the most exciting rapper in the game right now. The success he has achieved has stemmed from his creativity, which is almost perplexing to me. With all odds stacked against him, Lupe has continued to have his way with an unforgiving industry (see Dumb It Down). However, it seems Lupe has begun to loosen up and play the game, choosing Kane Beatz over his in house producers for his newest track.

While some may be quick to¬†criticize his “new direction,” I believe that this moment marks a positive change in Lupe’s artistic direction. He has shifted away from his ‘rebel’ label and has begun to embrace his leadership in hip hop, effectively following the footsteps of his creative big brothers, Kanye West and Jay-Z. While I do not believe Lupe can possibly achieve the same mainstream success as the aforementioned big two of hip hop, I believe that he can serve as an effective rallying point for underground artists and poets while still reaching out to a wider audience.

Either way, check it out and share your thoughts:

Unsigned Hype by caseyly16
October 12, 2010, 7:13 pm
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Wayyyyy late on this one but Colin Munroe has been poppin’ up all over the place lately so I thought I’d show you this.

BTW, Anyone know who made the mix? Cuz it’s pretty slick…

You can grab the mixtape here:

Sneaky Sneaky: Exclusive Thor Trailer by caseyly16
October 6, 2010, 5:28 pm
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For those of you who are interested, here is a copy of the Thor Teaser Trailer which has been taken down almost everywhere: