Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has vented his angst over Soulja Boy Tell Em labeling him as an overly complex emcee via his new track entitled, “Super Lupe Rap.”
Taking Soulja’s dis as a challenge, Lupe responded in the best way he knows how — recording a killer new track, “S.L.R. (Super Lupe Rap)”. Behold the latest rap superhero, Super Lyrical Lupe: “In this world I’m so alone / In a category all my own,” boasts Lupe. Produced by Soundtrakk, this thumping, groovy track throws metaphors around like they’re high-fives: “Flow is so nuts the track is getting tea-bagged / Just wanna rap nice, that ain’t me.” And as for Soulja insulting Lupe’s penchant for a cornocopia of words in his raps, he puts it succinctly: “Soulja call it Super Lupe Lyrical / You can’t understand me or mimic my miracles.” (Idolator)
Fiasco’s track also metaphorically differentiates himself from his hip-hop cohorts.
“So don’t be scared to take the Super Lu route, Top 5 Alive and I’ve only got two out. School you on your history, I’ll tell you what you bout, fight for all the right things and let the Huey New out. Pharrell, what these n***** talkin’ bout? Two man Big Pun, a one man Slaughterhouse, a two album Jay-Z, a one n**** Wu-Tang, a younger hungry Mos Def, a conscious rappin’ Lil Wayne” (Soul Culture)
Soulja Boy initially stated he felt Fiasco’s rhymes were too difficult for listeners to comprehend.
In XXL‘s November 2010 issue, on stands now, SB tells us he has grown as an MC. “I can’t keep playin’ around, because if you keep playin’ around, people are gonna think you’re a joke,” he said in the piece, written by contributor Matt Barone. “At some point, you have to get serious.” But don’t get it twisted, Soulja doesn’t wanna be the next Lupe Fiasco. “I don’t want to be super-Lupe-Fiasco-lyrical and n*ggas don’t know what the f*ck I’m talking about,” he added. “I want to be the best,” he continued. “I want to be recognized in that category where I’m nominated for Best Rapper with Jay-Z and Kanye and Wayne. I wanna get a Grammy. I want Best Rap Album of the Year… I’ve made millions of dollars off of doing my style, but, hey, I can rap, too.” (XXL Mag)
Before dropping “S.L.R.,” Fiasco responded to the 20 year-old rapper via Twitter.
“Lemme see…LYRIC BOY SWAG, U CAN’T UNDERSTAND ME CUZ MY LYRIC BOY SWAG!!! Hahaha…”
“I like the lil homey Souljah…he doing his thang…to each his own..M.O.E!” (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)