In the days where style and passion is essential to break free, Stalley and Lupe Fiasco bring ‘em both to the table. There are a lot of different sounds coming from these gentlemen, which creates a wholesome listening experience. You may hear a sample from an old jazz record one minute and a deep bass kick of the 808 in the next — that’s the beauty of hip hop music. Learn the form, vary the form, transcend the form.
Stalley, an Ohio native, has a powerful presence on stage. He’s a cool groove in hip hop music, and his honey flow and alternative style is paving the way for a new era of hip hop.
Fiasco, a Chicago native known for his anti-establishment attitude and originality, often blends traditional hip hop musicianship with a cerebral message to break-through the static. In an interview with Stephen Colbert Fiasco said, “I always criticize power. Even if you agree with power, you should criticize power.”
The message here is: Stalley and Fiasco showed originality on Friday as people who know how to bring the ruckus and the party together all-in-one. See the full photo set of Stalley and Lupe Fiasco at the Paramount on LIB Magazine’s Facebook page.
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