Lupe Fiasco, LASERS

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If you haven't already, be sure to purchase Lupe Fiasco's LASERS. Lupe, quite simply, is one of the best rap artists alive. Strong statement? Nah, not even a little bit… don't y'all get tired of empty lyrics and repetitious auto-tuned beats from so many rap/hip-hop artist? I know I do. So for us "un-basic" people Lupe feeds our "famished from the lack of real rap" souls. And as usual he mixes intellectual lyrics with rhythmatic alternative beats, and tops it all off with that classic Lupe styley'all know what I mean. I can certainly hear the "slightly more mainstream than raw" sound of the music that many Lupe-heads have talked about, but this is obviously the labels doing… which I'm okay for one album– hopefully it'll open him up to a wider group of fans (which I believe is Atlantic's plan). So, the moral of the story is: purchase LASERS (amazon, itunes) and while your at it go ahead and get Food & Liquor and The Cool if those two albums are somehow not already in your ipod.

For more Lupe, check out his website.

I wanna go ahead and start the "Lupe Fiasco — Best Rap Album" Grammy 2012 campaign. As long as Andre 3000 and Cee-Lo aren't nominated as well, then my vote in that category will always be for Lupe (the) Fiasco.

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2011 Grammy Awards Men’s Red Carpet + Best Dressed

We're admittedly a little tardy with our Grammy coverage, but hey, better late than never, right? Here are a few photos from this past weekends 2011 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Usher Raymond in Vivenne Westwood, Justin Bieber in D&G, Jaden Smith

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Mumford & Sons: Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Ted Dwane in Burberry.

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Mumford & Sons

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Paramore: Jeremy Davis, Hayley Williams and Taylor York of  Musicians

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Lady Antebellum

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The popular Colombian music group, Choc Quib Town

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The Kings of Leon

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Drake

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Justin Bieber

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I'm not a Glee-fanatic by any stretch of the imagination, but Kevin McHale (the guy in the wheel chair) often cleans up well

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Adam Lambert

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A Mumford & Sons Morning

 

You know how each morning you'll be in the mood for a different type of music?…well that's how I am anyway. Some mornings I'm in the mood for 80s hits (music like "Don't You Forget About Me", "Danger Zone", and "Purple Rain"), other days Motown Classics, then it might be Theophilus London, etc etc…. well, today it's Mumford & Sons.

 

The Temptations

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The Temptations

So, I was thinking about Valentine's Day, Fashion Week, and Black History Month all at the same time, (since they're all this month), when "My Girl" by The Temptations randomly started playing in the background (I had my ipod on shuffle)… and from that, this posting was born. The Temptations have some of the greatest love songs on earth and they sung them with so much style (and soul of course). So here's a mini-tribute to them (inspired by v-day, style, and history).

 

Ain't Too Proud To Beg

The Way You Do the Things You Do

 

Of course, I really wanted to post "My Girl", but re-posting was disabled for the video, so you can watch it here.

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