Lupe’s Midnight Marauder Fiasco

By October 8, 2007November 9th, 2013Music, Opine

This Knucklehead Lupe said:
“I respect hip-hop and i dont know one word of Midnight Marauders and truthfully dont have the interest to go and find out…”

Ol’ bum ass nigga.

The homie Miss Info talked to Q-Tip and he said this:

“I’m not trying to make this any bigger than it is. But, I just want to clear up one thing:

We never hunted him down and begged him to be a part of the show or anything like that. His name was pitched to us by VH1, and we said, ok cool. The only time I spoke to Lupe about the Hip Hop honors performance was on a conference call, which we did with the others artists too, like Busta and Common, to plan the performance.

When VH1 brought his name up, based on what he had said about us before, I thought it was ironic and it kind of humored me. All that stuff he said about never listening to a Tribe album before and having no interest in doing so, it doesn’t make sense to me.

As I said on the show itself, it was listening to NWA’s Straight Outta Compton that inspired us to make Low-End Theory, and years later, I spoke to Dr. Dre and he told me that hearing Low-End Theory, inspired him to make The Chronic. That’s what music does. That’s what artists do, they seek out information, of all kinds.

But no, I never hunted him down to be part of the tribute. That didn’t happen.”

Lupe Lost.

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50 Comments

  • black mouf says:

    young rappers of today,hes probbably blinded by i dunno what

  • Phantom says:

    I think people freaked this situation to make the dude look bad… but at the end of the day I’ve listened to Tribe and shit but just cuz they’re legends doesn’t mean they own hip hop so fuck fuck them… All these so called “legends” need to fall the fuck back cuz I mean if you or the next man considers someone a legend, the I’m full of shit for not sharing the same sentiments? Fuck y’all man… check your shit before you start saying all this off the wall shit… Cuz for real I never really liked pac so does that mean just cuz a lot of niggas do I’m wrong for not thinking that… Fuck all these message boards… I’ve lost respect for all of you

  • cw says:

    “who cares. he said it”

    context ALWAYS matters.

  • Fareed says:

    First, I don’t care what anyone says (and I’m not being sensitive about the situation), he was disrespectful. Point blank period. No one said he needed to kizz Tribe’s azz, but hey, if you have so much respect for Q-Tip and what Tribe did, then at least give them enough respect to learn the words. Plus, he wasn’t given the lyrics 2 days in advance, he had the info a couple of months before the show was taped. It wasn’t like he had to perform the song in its entirety. If he didn’t listen to Tribe and wasn’t interested he should have said NO. Trust me, there would have been 50 more people lined up to do it (and without fuckin’ up the lines). They should have gotten De La Soul to do it anyway if you ask me. If Nick Cannon can do a tribute to Whodini and he probably was like 2 or 3 when they were hot, then Lupe has NO excuse. You didn’t grow up listening to hip hop, OK I can buy that. However, once you did get into it you listened to 8Ball & MJG. Please!!! Common listened to Tribe and other east coast rappers and so did Kanye. Don’t make excuses for him people, he’s a little shit that need to learn how to respect his elders. No one said anyone had a monopoly on what is real hip hop and who should like who. However, keep your comments to yourself. If that’s the way he felt he should have kept his azz off the stage, bouncing around looking like a chicken head hyped up on crack. Since he loves 8Ball and MJG so much why don’t he suck their wangs. Punk azz ni***!!! He lost all respect with me. I’m not purchasing the Cool and Food & Liquor has gone by by.

  • Fareed Al Shaheed says:

    First, I don’t care what anyone says (and I’m not being sensitive about the situation), he was disrespectful. Point blank period. No one said he needed to kizz Tribe’s azz, but hey, if you have so much respect for Q-Tip and what Tribe did, then at least give them enough respect to learn the words. Plus, he wasn’t given the lyrics 2 days in advance, he had the info a couple of months before the show was taped. It wasn’t like he had to perform the song in its entirety. If he didn’t listen to Tribe and wasn’t interested he should have said NO. Trust me, there would have been 50 more people lined up to do it (and without fuckin’ up the lines). They should have gotten De La Soul to do it anyway if you ask me. If Nick Cannon can do a tribute to Whodini and he probably was like 2 or 3 when they were hot, then Lupe has NO excuse. You didn’t grow up listening to hip hop, OK I can buy that. However, once you did get into it you listened to 8Ball & MJG. Please!!! Common listened to Tribe and other east coast rappers and so did Kanye. Don’t make excuses for him people, he’s a little shit that need to learn how to respect his elders. No one said anyone had a monopoly on what is real hip hop and who should like who. However, keep your comments to yourself. If that’s the way he felt he should have kept his azz off the stage, bouncing around looking like a chicken head hyped up on crack. Since he loves 8Ball and MJG so much why don’t he suck their wangs. Punk azz ni***!!! He lost all respect with me. I’m not purchasing the Cool and Food & Liquor has gone by by.

  • MFbeast says:

    Firts of all who the f**ck is lupe or chalupa whatever? The man disses the great Tribe and bigs up young cheezy….get the f***ck outa here. Does he know what art is and what generation got hip up onto the world stage? Id never listen to his korny garbish anyways…..since i only respect true and talented individuals who make music for your mind. Artist like MFDOOM, LMNO, Talib and many others blessed with God given talent that IDIOTS dont understand. Lupe can eat C***CK! Long live MFDOOM!

  • Break his back, make him humble.

  • Minus of Flow Factory says:

    The brother shouldn’t accept the job unless he purposely wanted to show how much he could’ve cared less of honoring ATCQ.

    A while back, I heard something to the fact that he’s considering leaving music alone because it’s causing conflict between him & his beliefs (Islam). i thought this whole shit with him was a very good start if it’s the case.

  • Jim E. Codeine of Syrup Sippas says:

    “Poe lean dine his thoat till his eyes pop out”
    – Kay

  • me says:

    Lupe will whoop yall ass….lol

  • mihau says:

    im with lupe

    atcq are boring for the most part
    and no they didnt start hipho, just ask kurtis blow

  • jdc says:

    the only thing that worries me is that he says he has no inclination to even go and listen to it. im pretty sure i havent listened to a lot of classic albums (i have listened to MM though, one of my favs of all time) but i mean id still be open to listen to them.

    close-mindedness is the bane of society. :/

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