Lupe Fiasco took a lot of flack for the content on his last album, Lasers. The peanut gallery’s main gripe? The project was way too commercial. After experiencing his conceptual depth on “The Cool” and the outstanding wordplay that made his debut “Food & Liquor” a modern classic, his fan base was less than thrilled with the outcome of his latest effort. That being said, Lasers was Fiasco’s most commercially successful album to date.
His name started to find it’s way into the same sentence as the word sellout, far too often for his liking. For a man that notoriously said that he didn’t care about what anyone else had to say… fans included… it seems as though he’s heeded to the cries of the people, or maybe just heeded to himself. The releases we’ve heard from his forthcoming project “Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1″ have had depth to rival oceans, and a level of provocativeness that defiantly dares naysayers to question his loyalty to the truth.
These points are clearly evidenced in the video for his provocative lead single, ‘B*tch Bad’… in which he takes a look at one of the roots of a big societal issue. Watch it below.
Music is always better when it’s done for the love… and without concern for monetary gain. The message in this video could very well spark the balance that we’ve been craving in hip hop for so long. We’ll see how this holds up to the rest of the album when it drops on September 25th.
Tell me, what do you think about the video? When we call ourselves “bad b*tches” are we essentially putting ourselves in figurative “black face”?