Underrated: "Everything About Him Says, 'I Am An Artist' "

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 12:15AM

Written by SOHH for Ciph Boogie

[Brooklyn Cipher: SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to speak on who they feel is the most underrated artist. After Ciph Diggy gave the title to Showbiz & A.G. earlier this week, Brooklyn rapper Ciph Boogie crowns Lupe Fiasco as SOHH Underrated.]

Lupe Fiasco (SOHH Underrated)

For SOHH Underrated, my pick goes to Lupe Fiasco. I don't think he gets the real props -- props that he deserves. So I'm going with Lupe Fiasco.

I really like his concepts but [...] I really love his vibe. Everything about him from the way he dresses says, "I'm an artist." It's not manufactured by the label or anything like that. He lives and breathes this. When I look at Lupe Fiasco, I see "I'm an artist." That's what I'm really trying to say.

That's really how I see myself as well. If you see what I'm wearing right now, I have some cargo shorts on. I'm an artist. I'm artistic with what I do. I love everything about Lupe. He has the shell of an artist and you can really hear how he puts it together through his music.

My people put me on to his mixtapes when he first came out. But I really got put up on him with his debut album, Food & Liquor. That's when he had "Kick, Push" out. And I loved his song "Day Dreaming." I actually wrote a freestyle to that beat and it was about George W. Bush when he was the President. The concept behind mine was that George W. Bush's image as an idiot was an act. He was really behind 9/11 and the mastermind behind all of it. The concept was him trying to trick everybody.

And that brings me back to being artistic. It's all about thinking outside of the box.

Ciph Boogie is a Brooklyn rapper from New York City. Dashaun William Asemota, or better known as Ciph Boogie, the Hip-Hop poet and ghetto orator is very vocal with his feelings towards the craft, the industry, and the listeners. In 2011, he released his long-awaited Sometime In New York City, Vol. 1 EP and heavily credits late Beatles member John Lennon for inspiring his music.

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