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Lupe Fiasco’s “#1234” Trilogy

The music video above, entitled “#1234,” is a trilogy consisting of “Lamborghini Angels,” “ITAL (Roses),” and “Audubon Ballroom,” off Lupe Fiasco’s album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. The album was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Rap Album, but ultimately lost out to Drake’s Take Care.

As controversial as Lupe Fiasco has become, through his political rhetoric and stance on not voting, he’s still a very talented musician and remains an important figure in the rap game. He’s one of the few mainstream political rappers, which means he has a pretty big influence.

His first two albums, in particular, are incredibly great to listen to and the music video above is quite provocative – in a good way. In “ITAL (Roses)”, the second song to come up in the music video, Lupe refers to a controversial incident where he was quoted calling the president a terrorist.

Called the president a terrorist
Corporate sponsors like, how the fuck you gon’ embarrass us?
Ain’t my fault, I was just repeatin’ this
Professor Emeritus from America
But my tone was like an Afghani kid without a home
Blew that bitch up with a drone
An Iraqi with no daddy, Palestinian throwing stones
The fuck you think they call him, I’mma leave that all alone

You can purchase the album here.

Like him? Hate him? How do you feel about Lupe Fiasco?