Video: Lupe Fiasco (feat. Nikki Jean) - "Hip Hop Saved My Life"
(via Nah Right)
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Lupe Fiasco has a fascinatingly complex relationship with hip-hop as a whole. "Hurt Me Soul", a standout track from Lupe's stellar debut album, Food & Liquor, portrayed Fiasco's conflicted feelings about the genre in an intelligent, stylistic manner. "Hip Hop Saved My Life", the latest single from Liquor follow-up The Cool, seems a little bit more straightforward, as it tells a tale of a rapper struggling to realize his dreams. The video for the song, just released yesterday via Nah Right, is a direct outline of the story that 'Lu tells on the record. It's an imaginative clip that makes great use of (literally) moving pictures and storytelling. Watch it at the top of the post.
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