Hip-Hop Saved My Life

11 04 2008

Lupe Fisco

He’s a backpack rapper with a penchant for flashy items and a knack for forgetting A Tribe Called Quest lyrics at the wrong time.

But Lupe Fiasco’s recent single, “Hip-Hop Saved My Life,” is as endearing a record as any MC could put together. The song is from his sophomore set, The Cool.

And he’s dedicated it not to one, but two of the game’s finest: Bun B and Slim Thug.

“With ‘Hip-Hop Saved My Life,’ I attempted to make ‘Kick, Push,’ but for rappers,” he explained to MTV Base. “To give a real basic play-by-play of the life of a rapper before he makes it — if he ever makes it, because you can get stuck in that and be trying to make it for the rest of your life.”

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