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Can I get a Double Burger with Cheese?!

25 Jan

It’s no secret every since Lupe Fiasco came out with Kick Push, he was not afraid to be himself or speak what’s on his mind. This is something his record label has never been happy with. So, what does one of the last remaining true Conscious rappers do? Creates a mixtape speaking his mind regarding anything and everything he feels wrong with the world and the music industry. His latest venture, Friend of the People, is by far his realest work yet! For anyone struggling to understand what we the ‘AWAKE’ are talking about, this is a MUST HAVE cd!!!!

One of the songs that stands out the most to me is ‘Double Burger w/Cheese’. Anyone who is familial with urban movies might recognize the phrase from a pivotal scene from Menace II Society, a movie about a young street hustler who attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life. Unfortunately, most of the movie is filled with extreme violence as it depicts inner city live.

Anyway, in this song, Lupe effortlessly weaves a lyrical montage of scenes from several of the most predominant Urban Movies, which are all filled with gangs, violence, degrading of women, drugs, and pretty much anything negative that could happen to a person who grew up in the hood. From Menace II Society to Boyz In Da Hood to Dead Presidents to Colors, and plenty more. These movies have been watched by an entire generation so many times  we have become callus to everything in them. It’s become normal to watch black young men killing  each other in real life because we were raised watching them do in on tv. Check out the video.

It’s really sad how we have allowed ourselves to be programmed into becoming everything these movies were suppose to be preaching against. SMH

But, hey, THAT’S MY OPINION!

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11 Comments

Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Industry, Uncategorized

 

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11 responses to “Can I get a Double Burger with Cheese?!

  1. Bernard

    January 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    This is Deep.. How he goes through the scenes we all remember from these movies and how we’ve adapted to these same actions in our community..It actually got worse.. This is “Child’s Play” in comparison to whats going on now..

     
  2. verbs2012

    January 26, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    And the worst is yet to come. The so called Negro has no idea what is coming down the pike for him, he needs to wake up fast, smell some industrial strength coffee and snap out of his slumber.

     
    • daftaida

      April 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM

      I’m calling you out as a hatemongering racist.

       
      • verbs2012

        April 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

        Are you being serious with this comment? What, for warning my people that danger lies ahead for them, the fact that this danger is coming from the camp white people(which has always been historically the case) and that they need to wake up and be aware of what is going on?

        Eugenics was formed by WHITE PEOPLE for the purpose of “keeping the numbers of the so called Negro in check”. All that has changed now is that the elite have decided to rid themselves of the common white folks but the so called Negro has always been and is still the prime target.

        Calling out the crimes of the so called white man is not being racist, you might aswell drop that technique of manipulation, it doesn’t work on me, neither does calling me a hate mongering racist, I will still call out the crimes of your people, not just against the so called Negro but also against the whole world.

         
      • buttaflyytulsa

        April 30, 2012 at 9:31 PM

        Daftaida, you cannot just got through all of my post attacking people for their comments!!!!! If I have to tell you this again, you will be blocked from this blog. THANK YOU!!!

         
  3. Candice

    February 1, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    It’s so bad in Philly the Mayor is talking about bringing in the National Gaurd. And what this fools fail to realize that it’s just a hop skip and a jump away from Marshall Law. SMDH!

     
  4. 924collective

    February 1, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    BEAUTIFUL PROFOUND ARTISTRY

    Thanks for the +Add Buttaflyy We Appreciate It!
    Keep Posting ! 924COLLECTIVE =D

     
  5. Rhymes and Reasons

    February 14, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    If you like Lupe Fiasco, I think you might like my blog, Rhymes and Reasons. It is a series of interviews with hip-hop heads who discuss their lives in the context of a few songs that matter to them. The interviews tend to focus on questions of justice like racism, sexism, sexual violence, white privilege, etc. I hope you enjoy it.

    http://thisisrhymesandreasons.wordpress.com/

     
  6. dirtygurl

    February 22, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    im sleeping on lupe…still haven’t given him a listen…shame on me

     

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