Music

Lupe Fiasco – I Got Cha Video

by Winston "Stone" Ford

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Not making this Lupe Fiasco week, but Honey Soul just linked to the new video for his US single, “I Got Cha” featuring Pharrell, of course. Why does this jawn remind me so much of that Jay-Z Foxy Brown video from back in the day? Colorful can’t even really describe what’s going down here.

The YouTube version will be up very soon, unless the \clowns at Atlantic have anything to say about it. The track itself is actually getting decent radio play, and I almost lost my ish when I heard it at the club a couple weeks ago. I’m glad that the clowns at Atlantic dropped this single over Daydream, because he needed a good club hit to break in the US.

Speaking of breaking, I’m going to plead and beg will all of y’all to BUY FOOD AND LIQOUR. If you’re feelin’ Lupe and you want to help this alternative/Negrotronix/hip-hop culture to progress, then you have to send the major labels a message. All they react to is dollars and cents, and if acts like Lupe fail nationally, then it means more Laffy Taffy for you.


  • el salvadore

    Lupe is gonna go the snakes on a plane route. All internet buzz and no bang….

  • http://nonfixfantasies.com eric

    What up Stone,

    Thanx for the comment on my page[nonfixfantasies.com] I agree with your view on Lupe’s record sales as well….nice website…..I added The Couch Sessions to my links section…..

    Peace

  • Stone

    >Lupe is gonna go the snakes on a plane route. All internet buzz and no bang….

    don’t expect Lupe to post big numbers on his debut. I’m thinking about 50-60,000 units tops. The thing is, Atlantic Records won’t push this album if it doesnt do at least 125k, which is impossible. Rick Ross pulled 170k in the first week, but Hustlin’ got major radio/club play. Lupe doesnt have that advantage.

    The best thing to do is to go the Gnarls Barkley route. I was saying this on Eric’s site. Push 40-50k a week until you reach platinum. Record companies hate this slow build scenario because it carries a lot of risk and it can span a few fiscal quarters. But this is the only way to push “left of center” hip-hop artists like Lupe.

    Eric, added your site to the blogroll

  • Anonymous

    lupe fiasco is fucking dope. i love his new song i got cha, aghh. anybody who disagrees is fucking nuts; and don’t know good music when they hear it. lupe fiasco is fucking dope. i love his new song i got cha, aghh. anybody who disagrees is fucking nuts; and don’t know good music when they hear it. <33.