Lupe Fiasco Hits Princeton, Waxes Philosophical, Doesn’t Rap

Dr. Cornel West, in typical baller fashion, invited rapper Lupe Fiasco to his AAS 201 lecture today. According to Naomi Wood ’13, Lupe “discusssed why he uses the n-word; social consciousness; parallels in his lyrics and Afro-American texts; censorship; and the relationship between his [Muslim] faith and his life as an artist.” Students remarked how articulate he was — also, at one point apparently Dr. West tried to lead him off the stage, but there was no staircase so Lupe had to jump off the stage, and it was awesome and crowd-pleasing, so everybody was like ohhhhhhhhhhh. No rapping though.

Brother West and Brother Fiasco

I wonder if he called him "Brother Fiasco."

For real though Lupe, please stop doing cool academic-type talks and release your new album already.

(photo courtesy of Allison Vise ’13)

    By Giri Nathan on October 20th 2010, 9:52pm
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    2 Comments

    1. H
      Posted October 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

      March 8th 2011 thats the release date for the album and how come he can’t do academic type talks?

    2. Giri Nathan
      Posted October 22, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

      Well, he’s been delaying the album forever — it was originally slated for ’09. The academic-type talk line was just sort of poking fun at that fact. More a joke than anything else.

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