Lupe Fiasco QuotesWasalu Muhammad Jaco better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco ( LOO-pay), is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and activist. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor.
We have to make the physical music a little more valuable instead of just having a download link and a bunch of songs you downloaded from some torrent site. People try to make the music value-less, and I don’t think we’re going to stop that train, but the one thing that they can’t devalue are things that are in the outside world.
If they burn a book, have no worries. The book will feel NO pain so neither should you! True destruction of the Qur’an cannot be done with fire; it is destroyed when we fail to remember & practice its lessons in our daily lives. If this occurs, then it is ANOTHER fire that you should truly be concerned about!
It’s really about taking something inherently negative, and starting with the word loser, starting with something that’s negative, and changing it into something that’s positive, redefining it, but doing it in a certain way, how – like I would say when I look out at the world and you see it’s dark and it’s just overbearing and every day is depressed, depressed, depressed. What it took was to change my perspective a little bit. Not to change the world, to change my perspective.
You know, my goal, once I leave the music business, is like, ‘Man, Lupe didn’t lead us astray.’ It comes directly from Islam: leading people astray is the worst thing you could do. Especially in perpetuity; like, your music continues to go on and live without you. That risk is too great for me; I’m gonna keep it positive.
Every life is good. This [luxury] doesn’t make life. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a style of life. Style is what you are, but everybody has life. And everybody’s life should be good. Some of the happiest people in the world have nothing. Nothing. And they find happiness in being in the world. They wear the world with a smile.