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LUPE FIASCO: SUPERSTAR

Lupe Fiasco

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5.9

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UK release date 10.12.2007

As the Chicago-born visionary is showing with each new tune, the conscious hip hop crowd have a new hero.

Lupe joins the likes of Common and Talib Kweli in the eternal battle against mainstream hip hop̢۪s material obsessions and imaginative subject matter vacuum.

The previous taster single from the upcoming ‘Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool’ album, ‘Dumb It Down’, was just a little too left-field and out there for many tastes, but ‘Superstar’ stands as a much more sensible choice of flagship single, blending Lupe’s characteristic easy vocal flow with a pleasantly lumbering piano-led beat, a soulful hook, and the odd sample and sound effect. Even Judge Jules played it on Pete Tong’s Radio One show recently!
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