Is Lupe Fiasco Quitting Rap?
Twitter rants must be a Chicago thing.
A fierytweet from Chief Keef allegedly prompted a series of emotional messages from fellow Chi-town rapper Lupe Fiasco Wednesday (Sept. 5) . Read his e-vent to Campaign Sosa (some of which was later deleted but retweeted by Keef) below.
"i love u lil bruh @ChiefKeef...i really really do from the bottom of my &$#%#&@! heart. I know that street shit like the back of my hand...ive seen it in every way you can possibly imagine and its nothing to be proud of @ChiefKeef it TAKES an TAKES till there is nothing left...i choose not to indulge becuz its lil guys that look up to me so I try and show them a better way @ChiefKeef i aint try to be BE better... I'm trying to DO better @ChiefKeef as we all should. We were born with no expectations to make it. born in the hood, live there die there.. I cant go 4 that @ChiefKeef & i cant let the people i love, including you my nigga, go 4 that either. We kings not &$#%#&@! savages and goons... my father i have spoken the truth to them yet it has only made my life in this world more troubled. i can bear this no longer... i have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention paths to nothingness...i'd die for them...but they'd probably spit on my grave...i still will die for them...just bury me in a place far from their reach...Amin... This album will probably be my last...its been a pleasure to have all my fans provide so much love an inspiration for me and my family... but my heart is broken and i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this... My first true love was literature so i will return to that...lupe fiasco ends here... peace and much love 2 ya!.... "
According to MTV News, Fiasco cited Chicago's high murder rate in 2012 as the reason for the violent gang culture that has taken over the city's neighborhoods. "Chief Keef scares me," he said in an interview with Baltimore's 92Q. "Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents…The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who's doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef."
This isn't the first time Keef has stirred up digital controversy. Earlier in the day, he seemingly made light of rival emcee Lil Jojo's recent death and said several weeks ago that Kanye West did not "make him." After Lupe's tweets, Keef wrote, "Talk wat u see Not what u hear #300."
This his last album on Atlantic records, or the second last not entirely sure. I can't imagine he'd quit once hes off contract with them and can start making his own music again without being held back by a major record labels stipulations.
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Enter power forward Glen Davis as an early candidate to grab some of the leadership reins in Orlando.
Davis had a reputation of being a bit selfish during his previous stint with the Boston Celtics and former teammates have often spoke on Davis’ penchant for forcing his offense sometimes to the detriment of the team.
Even with Gordon healthy and Davis in the mix, this is likely going to be a tough year for the Hornets. Still, Gordon can foresee them being a tough customer, especially at home.
“Yeah, I think so, as long as we have a good start and take care of our home games, I think we have a good chance,” Gordon said. “Our chemistry on the road is going to be something we have to look forward to, it’s going to be a challenge. That’d be good for our fans is definitely be in the playoffs.”
The modern NBA big man simply isn’t built the way they were a decade or two ago.