Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. When Logic caught wind of what Budden said , he replied, "He's a person who's led to part of my depression, some of my darkest spaces. In the past, Budden famously called Logic "one of the worst rappers to ever grace a microphone. I'm doubling down as soon as I get in there. He continued, "I'm not apologizing, exactly what he said is exactly why I said what I said. He's pander king. When Logic addressed Budden's initial apology, he suggested that his comments can "make people want to kill themselves, bro. Then there's some other work that needs to be done, that's all. I'm serious, wasn't nobody reaching out to me when I was suicidal writing raps," Budden replied.
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What started as a simple lyrical exercise turned into a full EP: Ellis sent Lupe more beats that he liked, and Lupe created four more tracks, adding spoken-word clips from his longtime friend, renowned designer Virgil Abloh. HOUSE was completed in a week. In a little over 20 minutes, Lupe covers the highs and terrifying lows of the modeling industry, uses a conceptual song about sneakers to somehow critique capitalism while honoring the life of unarmed gunshot victim Ahmaud Arbery, and imagines the prehistoric age while comparing himself and other veteran rappers to the dinosaurs that once roamed the earth. Beyond music, these days Lupe is often seen on Instagram talking to fans and fellow rappers about everything from his appreciation for cars to politics while encouraging all his followers to do their role in protecting each other from the coronavirus. What attracted you to that initial beat in the first place, and what made you decide to do a full on EP with it? If this beat is inspiring very basic words, then I move on. For Kaelin, that was a process. The first beat was just something like, Yeah, I can rap to that. As I heard it, it was like, Mm-hmm, yep, yep.
He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon under his real name. As an entrepreneur, Fiasco is the chief executive officer of 1st and 15th Entertainment. Raised in Chicago , Jaco developed an interest in hip hop after initially disliking the genre for its use of vulgarity and misogyny. After adopting the name Lupe Fiasco and recording songs in his father's basement, year-old Fiasco joined a group called Da Pak.