The FOX News host inducts Lu into the pinhead hall of fame.
No stranger to controversy, FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly recently weighed in on Lupe Fiasco’s comments regarding President Obama as “the biggest terrorist.” After the Chicago, Illinois rapper declined to appear on “The O’Reilly Factor,” the show’s host lashed out at Lu, branding him a “pinhead.”
Live in the cipher team brings you Lupe Fiasco's latest release Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 for our interactive rate and review process. Lupe is well known for his lyrical ability and critically acclaimed projects he has already released for his fans. Lupe has stated his beliefs on the Political process in America, which has drawn the attention of Comedian D.L. Hughley among others. Agree or disagree with Lupes political stance, lets see if he can deliver the quality music he is known to produce. Taken from www.lupefiasco.com here is what Lupe has to say about himself:
About Lupe Fiasco
The greatest art is the purest art. Six years, three albums: the lyrical dissertation Food & Liquor (2006), its thematic successor The Cool (2009) and controversy-drenched LASERS (2011). Now, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album.
Much more than a mere sequel; instead, equal halves American history documentary and honor roll rap skill exhibition. Your average Hip-Hop album features a tall guest list and short stack of truth. F&L2 offers a welcomed imbalance of features to facts.
"What I've learned is not to take anybody's advice. If you rely solely on your fans, it sets you up for the downfall on the industry side and if you rely on what your label is saying, it will disconnect you from your fans." -Lupe Fiasco
Special Guest: Songwriter/Rap Artist Samaya "SoRayre" Wilkins
Samaya "SoRayre" Wilkins, is a songwriter/ rap artist, who is blasting through music waves, and blazing a hot trail, merging unique R&B melodies, with complex metaphoric rhymes, oozing with Hip Hop sex appeal. She plans to emerge on the urban music scene, unexpected, unsigned, and with no remorse. Now at the age of 23, SoRayre has composed lyrics and melodies for over 18 years, and has discovered the most effective outlet of her music to be, MC-ing.
Born and raised in New Jersey, from the gritty streets of Newark, to the quiet suburbs of Piscataway, SoRayre's music, showcases her versatility, edginess, vulnerability, and humility; with a sense of humor for the witty and the wise. After enduring open adoption, physical and sexual abuse, homelessness, drug addiction and single-parenthood at a young age to say the least, SoRayre's music and the grace of God, have been the constant positive therapies throughout her struggles.
"I feel my music has the potential to be relatable to the masses. Any person who's ever struggled, and had a dream, with the determination to achieve and conquer, with dignity and humility, could feel my music. That's why I love fashion from the 80's, and music from the 90's! It was fun, tasteful, and soundful! Even with rap, it was something to be heard, and a story to be told. Whether it was about love, or respect. It was okay to sing or spit how you felt, respectfully and tactfully. Now and days it's all raunchy; who's the cockiest, who get the most women, who get the most money. Its all repetitive.. no message of realism. And I'll honestly state, sometimes, Im in the mood to ride that wave. But, sometimes Im not. I just do what I feel is right, for me, to say, in the moment Im in."
And that's exactly what she has set out to do! In every line, in every song.
Her greatest musical influences vary from Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Brandy, Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston, to Drake and Kandi Burruss.
Her best friends would describe her as a crazy, smart, ambitious intellectual. Her younger sister would paint the picture of a rude, aggressive bitch. If you could only know SoRayre through her music, how would you describe her?
Her debut mixtape, Osama SoRayre, is due to be released Spring 2012. For more SoRayre exclusive interviews and news visit TheKnobodies.com, Facebook and Twitter @SamayaSoRayre.