My article in this issue of the LA Weekly attempts to parse how Lupe Fiasco has sold nearly 250,000 copies of The Cool despite a weak sales climate and his stunning ability to alienate the entire Internet. It also analyzes the question of why hip-hop fans want to get high with their favorite rappers. There are epigraphs from Catcher in the Rye and “How to Roll a Blunt.” Hopefully, you will be entertained.

The LA Weekly: No One Wants to Smoke a Blunt With Lupe Fiasco

Update: LA Times Review of Lupe Fiasco Live at Anaheim HOB

MP3: Lupe Fiasco-“Go-Go Gadget Flow”

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