Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lupe may or may not be a British Punk Rocker and Jim Jones is on Asher Roth's shit - 2009 is F**cking Insane

Wow, the last time it was this awkward for an artist to pretend to be English it was Madonna. This time its Lupe Fiasco - maybe - For two days now all of Chicago had only one question on their mind: Did Lupe really just out hipster Kanye? I mean, we all thought making an all autotune album was out there. Now it looks like Lupe may have flipped the script on us once again. In a plot twist that seems out of an M. Night Shyamalan movie, two songs from a British indie-punk band called Japanese Cartoon surfaced on the web two days ago featuring a singer that sounded a hell of a lot like Wasalu Mohammed Jaco, better known as Lupe Fiasco, but with a British accent. The two songs are posted below. The controversey over whether the lead singer who the band claims is named Percival Fats is actually Wasalu Mohammed Jaco remains unsettled. Japanese Cartoon released a press statement claiming that while Lupe produces the bands music he is not Percival Fats. I feel like this is a rediculous story line in Hip Hop History and I hope it goes away. Without belaboring this any further - I mean it's just cruel - I have to emphatically say that these songs are aweful. This makes "Street Lights" sound like "Changes" by comparison. Barack Obama is crying somewhere because of you Lupe (Yeah, Lupe voted for Hillary too.)

On a much much brighter note, Jim Jones went in on the Rivers Cuomo is a dick bag Weezer free version of Asher Roth’s “I Love College.” Jim talks about the differences between college and Harlem hitting on issues from policing and security policy to the drug game. I like this verse a lot because it serves as an interesting counter point to the rest of the song. Unfortunately no one has taken out the whack ass chanting at the end. Maybe I can convince DJ J Paul to remix that along with the no Trick Trick version Eminem only version of “Who Want It.”