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real shit? lol.

Lupe just can't make that kind of bread, so he down plays it.

no hate, Lupe is that dude; but he's lying; no man would turn down 400 million.
 

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real shit? lol.

Lupe just can't make that kind of bread, so he down plays it.

no hate, Lupe is that dude; but he's lying; no man would turn down 400 million.

Thats not the point. He doesnt want to be worth 400 million for doing everything his label wants him to do so he can appeal to the masses with songs about bullshit. he'd rather help a kids self esteem than talk about driving a bentley. Of course no ones gonna turn down a random 400 million...Thats not even a point.
 

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real shit? lol.

Lupe just can't make that kind of bread, so he down plays it.

no hate, Lupe is that dude; but he's lying; no man would turn down 400 million.

Thats not the point. He doesnt want to be worth 400 million for doing everything his label wants him to do so he can appeal to the masses with songs about bullshit. he'd rather help a kids self esteem than talk about driving a bentley. Of course no ones gonna turn down a random 400 million...Thats not even a point.

but he couldn't do it, even if he released a full blown autotune album lol.

i can respect what he's trying to say; how he'd rather make real music.

but if a record label said, "look, drops this album, with these types of songs & we can get you 100 million"; he'd do it.

that offer just hasn't, nor will it, come along for him.
 

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real shit? lol.

Lupe just can't make that kind of bread, so he down plays it.

no hate, Lupe is that dude; but he's lying; no man would turn down 400 million.

Thats not the point. He doesnt want to be worth 400 million for doing everything his label wants him to do so he can appeal to the masses with songs about bullshit. he'd rather help a kids self esteem than talk about driving a bentley. Of course no ones gonna turn down a random 400 million...Thats not even a point.

but he couldn't do it, even if he released a full blown autotune album lol.

i can respect what he's trying to say; how he'd rather make real music.

but if a record label said, "look, drops this album, with these types of songs & we can get you 100 million"; he'd do it.

that offer just hasn't, nor will it, come along for him.

Yeah, I definitely believe that. Like I said, not a fan. I'm sure he's a great MC and all, but I don't see him ever gathering a mainstream or cult fanbase large enough to sustain a buzz for the long haul.
 

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real shit? lol.

Lupe just can't make that kind of bread, so he down plays it.

no hate, Lupe is that dude; but he's lying; no man would turn down 400 million.

Thats not the point. He doesnt want to be worth 400 million for doing everything his label wants him to do so he can appeal to the masses with songs about bullshit. he'd rather help a kids self esteem than talk about driving a bentley. Of course no ones gonna turn down a random 400 million...Thats not even a point.

but he couldn't do it, even if he released a full blown autotune album lol.

i can respect what he's trying to say; how he'd rather make real music.

but if a record label said, "look, drops this album, with these types of songs & we can get you 100 million"; he'd do it.

that offer just hasn't, nor will it, come along for him.

Yeah, I definitely believe that. Like I said, not a fan. I'm sure he's a great MC and all, but I don't see him ever gathering a mainstream or cult fanbase large enough to sustain a buzz for the long haul.

yeah, and i guess deep down, he kind of knows that.

but it's good he's given up on the univeral dream to be some icon.

he does drop dope music & at least he kind of says, he always will. 8)
 

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I wonder who's creative control is involved with I'm Beaming because that track is straight ass.
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yeah not feelin that song but i see what lupe's sayin but cham is also right too
jay is doin what anyone would do altho hes a sell out also



I wonder who's creative control is involved with I'm Beaming because that track is straight ass.
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So when is Lupe gonna shut the fuck up and put out another album?
 

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dont worry, this guy wont ever have 400MM....ever. 



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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 07:51:36 PM »
hes retirin....hes formin a group..nah hes retirin...lol




So when is Lupe gonna shut the fuck up and put out another album?
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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2010, 08:09:53 PM »
yeah not feelin that song but i see what lupe's sayin but cham is also right too
jay is doin what anyone would do altho hes a sell out also



I wonder who's creative control is involved with I'm Beaming because that track is straight ass.

yeah, that's why i don't like it; but i can't hate on these wack ass rappers today.

i mean, people are coming up to these kids & handing them music & telling them they will make millions of dollars; anybody would say, "okay sir, whatever you say".
 

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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2010, 08:11:17 PM »
yeah jay will do whatever it takes to make money...he aint no real american gangsta otherwise he be on some different shit but he has the money so people think he can  buy himself into bein a american gangsta....like jim jones and the rest of them fake fucks




yeah not feelin that song but i see what lupe's sayin but cham is also right too
jay is doin what anyone would do altho hes a sell out also



I wonder who's creative control is involved with I'm Beaming because that track is straight ass.

yeah, that's why i don't like it; but i can't hate on these wack ass rappers today.

i mean, people are coming up to these kids & handing them music & telling them they will make millions of dollars; anybody would say, "okay sir, whatever you say".
damn u still havent logged off...ur hurting everyone with all this wack shit u drop, it hurts more then getting the swine flu
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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 09:07:12 PM »
real shit? lol.

Lupe just can't make that kind of bread, so he down plays it.

no hate, Lupe is that dude; but he's lying; no man would turn down 400 million.

Thats not the point. He doesnt want to be worth 400 million for doing everything his label wants him to do so he can appeal to the masses with songs about bullshit. he'd rather help a kids self esteem than talk about driving a bentley. Of course no ones gonna turn down a random 400 million...Thats not even a point.

but he couldn't do it, even if he released a full blown autotune album lol.

i can respect what he's trying to say; how he'd rather make real music.

but if a record label said, "look, drops this album, with these types of songs & we can get you 100 million"; he'd do it.

that offer just hasn't, nor will it, come along for him.


In 1984 Bruce Springsteen dropped Born in the USA. It was filled with pop rock anthems and sold 10 million copies in it's first year in the US alone. The same tour grossed Springsteen more money than any artist in one year than any rock and roll artist to that point in history. Instead of coming back to try and make more money he took 2 to 3 years off and when the label wanted another album of hits (Born in the USA had 7 top ten singles), Bruce released a collection of slow dark love songs with no intention of high sales. Then followed that up with a 5 year hiatus and after dropping his E Street Band came back with 2 simultaneously released albums of music very new to him.

Don't say no one turns down the big bucks. He saw the fame and fortune, didn't like it, and turned away from it. He was asked when Tunnel of Love came out in 87 why he chose such a new direction rather than try and capitalize on recent success and he said he didn't want to make a sequel album for money reasons and wanted only to follow his creative muse. Sales were not important.
 

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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 09:09:29 PM »
hes retirin....hes formin a group..nah hes retirin...lol




So when is Lupe gonna shut the fuck up and put out another album?
After two albums? What an idiot.
 

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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2010, 09:10:37 PM »
yeah but were talkin rap here the ones that care bout it shallow...like face sell a few copies but drop mad dope albums not for the money but for the love of muzik IMO
jay makes muzik for white people



thats what he said...again thats what he said hence lupe-end..lol
but yeah after 2 albums
hes dope and he should come back he was new talent




hes retirin....hes formin a group..nah hes retirin...lol




So when is Lupe gonna shut the fuck up and put out another album?
After two albums? What an idiot.
damn u still havent logged off...ur hurting everyone with all this wack shit u drop, it hurts more then getting the swine flu
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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2010, 09:15:26 PM »
yeah but were talkin rap here the ones that care bout it shallow...like face sell a few copies but drop mad dope albums not for the money but for the love of muzik IMO
jay makes muzik for white people



thats what he said...again thats what he said hence lupe-end..lol
but yeah after 2 albums
hes dope and he should come back he was new talent




hes retirin....hes formin a group..nah hes retirin...lol




So when is Lupe gonna shut the fuck up and put out another album?
After two albums? What an idiot.


Cham didn't say no rapper would turn down fortune for art if it were possible to sell huge. He said no man, and I gave an example of a man who did.
 

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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2010, 09:17:19 PM »
yeah true but all rappers are sell out and will sell their sole....most again unlike face





yeah but were talkin rap here the ones that care bout it shallow...like face sell a few copies but drop mad dope albums not for the money but for the love of muzik IMO
jay makes muzik for white people



thats what he said...again thats what he said hence lupe-end..lol
but yeah after 2 albums
hes dope and he should come back he was new talent




hes retirin....hes formin a group..nah hes retirin...lol




So when is Lupe gonna shut the fuck up and put out another album?
After two albums? What an idiot.


Cham didn't say no rapper would turn down fortune for art if it were possible to sell huge. He said no man, and I gave an example of a man who did.
damn u still havent logged off...ur hurting everyone with all this wack shit u drop, it hurts more then getting the swine flu
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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2010, 09:19:09 PM »
You mean Scarface? When did he ever sell that many records to turn down selling multi-millions?
 

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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2010, 09:21:50 PM »
nah im talkin about the other end
he took a huge loss over the years to not make muzik but also not sell out
when or what song did he sell out on?
might be a stretch but a close call would be him recordin these songs
pimp hard
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but thats it in his entire career compared to jay, rick ross, wayne and others doin songs with anyone of course they gon make a gang of money so would face, maybe not as much cuz hes not a commercial rapper but still if he were to go have gon that route he be much richer than he is for not




You mean Scarface? When did he ever sell that many records to turn down selling multi-millions?
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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2010, 10:18:41 PM »
nah im talkin about the other end
he took a huge loss over the years to not make muzik but also not sell out
when or what song did he sell out on?
might be a stretch but a close call would be him recordin these songs
pimp hard
big dogg status

but thats it in his entire career compared to jay, rick ross, wayne and others doin songs with anyone of course they gon make a gang of money so would face, maybe not as much cuz hes not a commercial rapper but still if he were to go have gon that route he be much richer than he is for not




You mean Scarface? When did he ever sell that many records to turn down selling multi-millions?

There's a lot of artists that never sold out but also never made it huge. What Cham was arguing was that anyone that was in Face's position couldn't have made it to Jay's level of fame and fortune even if they wanted to, and because they knew they couldn't get that big they never tried. I'm not saying I agree with that, I'm just saying it's easier to keep from selling out when you never got the fame than it is to turn your back on the fame completely after you have it.

Anyone can say I don't even want it when they never had it, but to say I don't want it, take it back, after they get it is hard and takes real integrity as an artist. I'll give more respect, as of now, to Andre 3000 than to Face, because Andre showed he could hit it huge, bigger than Jay in sales as far as singles and single album, and then he decided to walk away almost completely from the spotlight.
 

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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2010, 10:21:18 PM »
yeah thats a good great example
but face gets alotta respect for not sellin out cuz he could have made alotta more muzik for more money but wack muzik could have been the result
which is weird cuz now its like hes comin out talkin bout bout lil j....when he was down wit him for years...lol but anyways i feel what your sayin
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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2010, 01:05:23 AM »
Lupe Fiasco is just like Saigon...great rappers who say the dumbest shit in their interviews.
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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2010, 03:16:23 AM »
I have to disagree with Cham on this one. I agree with the principle, there is no way that Lupe could make $400mil or achieve Jay-Z style fame or wealth. However, I don't believe that Lupe has never had big offers to sell out and make a mainstream album. Why wouldn't he have? He has shown that he can make crossover tracks, as "Superstar" proved. That track along with his appearance on "Touch the Sky" means the mainstream are definately aware of him. A couple of catchy crossover singles on his next album and I'm sure it would sell well. Sell like Jay-Z? Definately not. But I do think Lupe could sell-out to the pop charts if he wanted to.
 

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Re: Lupe Fiasco says that he doesn't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 Million
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2010, 03:36:02 AM »
lupe's inabilility to gross jay-z money has more to do with the current music climate than it does him being unable to sell out if he wished to