23 Best Lupe Fiasco Quotes

23 Best Lupe Fiasco Quotes

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Lupe Fiasco, born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, is a rapper and producer from Chicago, Illinois. His debut album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, in 2006 thrust him into fame. Once gaining success with his music he went on to open his own entertainment studio called 1st and 15th. He continues to produce albums and tour around the world.

“All the big revolutions, whether it’s the Industrial Revolution, the Arab Spring, those changes happened by economic and social shifts brought about by the people’s voices, and those things
weren’t voted for. Most of our changes today are brought about through technology, not by voting.”

“Everybody has their opinion on what’s ‘real,’ and what’s they choose to listen to and their personal preference. Whether they’re 2 years old or 200 years old. And people can listen to
whatever they want.”

“Faced with the way the system does you in the ‘hood sometimes, if you don’t literally get out, your chances are slim. You’ll definitely die mentally. You’ll pretty much die physically.”

“Fear is such a weak emotion, that’s why I despise it.”

“For me, I never wore my religion on my sleeve, you know what I’m saying? I never put myself out there as Lupe Fiasco, he’s Muslim, he’s from Chicago, he likes to ride a skateboard.”

“I can’t play any instrument for the life of me, but I know what I want to hear.”

“I do this for the sake of myself. It’s a selfish process. I don’t really have any expectations from anyone for your comments or your reviews or your previews.”

“I find it somewhat liberating to jump, to dive into things that are the opposite of me.”

“I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit. Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets.”

“I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. You know, the root cause of terrorism is the stuff that the U.S. government allows to happen, and the
foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it’s easy for us because it’s just some oil.”

“It was, ‘If you don’t do ‘The Show Goes On,’ your album’s not coming out.’ I had nothing to do with that record – nothing. I was literally told how I should rap on it. But I’m a bastard,
‘cos I’ll turn around and put it back in your face.”

“Making your moves, paying your dues, chasing the cool.”

“Obama came in and gave $700 billion to the bankers off the top as opposed to giving $700 billion to the poor.”

“Oprah put It on my culture now if that aint wrong. Imus got it from the rhymers now if that aint blown, they gave my man 44 now if that aint long, I put it all on my shoulder now if that

“People don’t understand that where I come from, everyone is either a convict, been in jail, been in a gang, is a hooligan of some sorts, but those are my brothers, my family and the people
that I travel with. Those are the people that I roll with.”

“The economical policies that are instigated really makes you think that the American government is a bunch of evil bastards. So just because you’re black, you’re still representing that
government, and when Obama came into office he enacted the same policies that we would critique other presidents for.”

“There’s already been black presidents who’ve been corrupt, so it doesn’t strike me that having a black man in office means he’s going to be the Messiah.”

“These fools are my fuel, so I make them cool.”

“To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America.”

“Welcome all of yall to my dark recesses this is where I keep my BARS like bathtub ledges.”

“You can’t control it once you turn it into the label, so there’s the expectation that it’ll leak a week before the album comes out. That’s the world we live in.”

“You have educate the masses to exactly what their tax dollars are going to pay for. I think once people educate themselves and open up their minds to understand that on that really basic
level, then you’ll have some type of change in the way that Americans associate themselves and participate in their own political process.”

“You know what I had a problem with? The war – the war in Afghanistan.”