Lupe Fiasco hit the red carpet with his mother and opted to wear pieces from Y-3′s Fall 2013 collection./Grammys 2013
ALBUM COVER: LUPE FIASCO – ‘FOOD & LIQUOR II: THE GREAT AMERICAN RAP ALBUM PT. 1’
“It’s the Lupe Fiasco that I want to be without the industry constraints, without trying to please the hardcore fans or the new fans,” he told Fuse. “It’s just me, what I would do for myself, if nobody every heard it. This is the kind of music that I would make. It’s a masterpiece. It’s real good. It’s real fu**ing good.”
Socially conscious rapper Lupe Fiasco dropped the video for his single ‘B!tch Bad’ today in an effort to start social commentary around the use of the phrase ‘Bad B!tch’ that is used by many rappers in Hip Hop.
In the video, Lupe uses the art of story-telling to give different scenarios where the youth are exposed to females calling themselves ‘bad b—hes.’ A young boy in the video is exposed to the term as he rides around in a car with his mom who is listening to a hip hop song while referring to herself as a ‘Bad B-tch’. Meanwhile, a group of young girls hear the term while they are watching a video of a rapper calling a half-naked model wearing a pink wing his ‘bad b-tch’ so to this young girl, that becomes her perception of what a ‘Bad B-tch’ is. Eventually the little boy meets the little girl and there is a bit of confusion when he refers to her as a ‘Bad B!tch’:
Just like that, you see the fruit of the confusion
He caught in a reality, she caught in an illusion
Bad mean good to her, she really nice and smart
But bad mean bad to him, b-tch don’t play your part
But b-tch still bad to her if you say it the wrong way
But she think she a b-tch, what a double entendre”
Grammy season got underway with a star-studded concert held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Nov. 30). During the one-hour special, “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.
See a full list of nominees.