Lupe Fiasco, jihadist

Not that it matters much anymore, with Lupe Fiasco seemingly destined to fade into obscurity and end up the answer to some future mid-oughts trivia question about “skateboard rap,” but for a while there it was interesting to think about: If Lupe Fiasco had become a mega-star on the order of, say, a Kanye West, America would’ve found itself in the odd position of having an avowed devout Muslim pop star while simultaneously enmeshed in a war with Islamic fascism.

Which would’ve been pretty weird, if you think about it. I can hardly think of an historic precedent for such a scenario. Not to attempt to draw any parallels (because I’m sure there aren’t any), but as far as I know, there weren’t any big jazz records made Nazis during World War II. And, as amusing as it would have been, I’m pretty sure there was never any Viet Cong equivalent of the Eagles during the final stages of Vietnam.

Indeed, there haven’t been very many Muslim pop stars one way or the other. American Idol’s own Paula Abdul is ostensibly an Arab of some sort, but I doubt she gets down on her knees for anything other than to blow that Puerto Rican guy she was allegedly involved with. Cat Stevens hit it big in the ’70s with songs like “Baby, It’s a Wild World” and the now-ironic “Peace Train,” but I don’t think he got serious about Islam until after his career had jumped the shark.

To be sure, plenty of rappers have professed an allegiance to “Calypso” Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam as well as its even more bizarre prison gang-oriented offshoot the Five Percenters. But it’s not like anyone other than the ADL considers them a real religion of any significance, and that’s because they’re always looking for someone to beef with as a matter of political strategy.

From what I understand, based on my reading of his lackluster Food and Liquor as well a lot of the press leading up to its release, Lupe Fiasco considers himself an adherent of the Cat Stevens school of Islam more so than the Rakim school, to put it in terms of washed up musicians. If he disagrees, he’s certainly free to talk management into allowing him to unleash another torrent of ad hominems on yours truly like he did a few weeks ago.

For a guy who hardly ever curses, let alone drops the dreaded n-bomb, I think people were surprised to see him go off like that. But that’s the thing about Islam: It’s a self-proclaimed religion of peace that just so happens to have a 1400 year history of violence. They don’t particularly set out to do anything other than submit themselves to the will of Allah, but that usually ends up involving wiring some poor child with explosives and sending him forth into a crowd of infidels.

Does Lupe Fiasco consider himself the equivalent of a suicide bomber sent to rid the rap world of a few infidels (metaphorically speaking at least)? When you think about it, his album does seem filled with that kind of rhetoric. He speaks of the images of champagne and bling bling so often projected in hip-hop the same way that Islamic fascists speak of American culture in general and, in particular, the “MTV culture” that they view as such a threat to Muslim youth.

And his claim that he once hated hip-hop because of the way women were treated (presumably before he became a gat-toting crack slinger?) seems ripe for further inspection beyond declaring his views “refreshing.” Muslims, after all, aren’t exactly known for being progressive when it comes to that sort of thing. Does he find that the depiction of women in rap lyrics is especially harsh vis a vis other genres of music or is the thought of a woman in revealing attire alone enough to set him off?

Ironically, the myriad issues raised by Lupe Fiasco’s Food and Liquor are a lot more interesting than the actual music contained therein. In that sense, I suppose it’s too bad he doesn’t seem poised to have much of a viable career as a recording artist. That said, I’m sure I’ll find something else to write about.

  • DJ Lucky Luke

    …and one day, someone will actually listen to my music because I’m the self-proclaimed “Pimp Terrorist.”

    Controversy follows me…

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Lupe Xposed!!!

  • P-Matik

    First.

    Man, you’re going hard at son, ain’t you?

  • robbylakes

    oh shit 1st. aww well

  • the one

    You fuckin kill me, Bol, You fuckin block head.

  • Ali

    Bol will your Lupe bashing ever end? This is some of the most stereotypical ish i’ve ever heard, black people have had to face more than enough ignorance and prejudice themselves. So for you attack a muslim and muslim culture in general is frankly fucked up. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Bling Nasty

    that must have been one of the most ignorant posts i have ever read… read up on islam first bol… then act like you know what you are talkin about…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    some people hate(Jay-z)…after reading this article…i believe that you are a true patriot…you bleed red, white, and blue…strap up your army boots and join the war machine in the quest for world domination…Lupe doing him and it seems your going out of your way to assasinate his character…but your just coming off as a hater Bol…Lupe brings balance to the scene…im sure you rather listen to U2

  • Avenger

    I have found your columns amusing until now. Religion as a whole is some violent ish because man attaches there cultural identities to there concepts of God, Not just Muslims and most religions are populated by peaceful people with fools on the fringe, The only problem is the fools do all the talking most of the times and reach for the guns quicker.

    As far as faith is concerned you can be a muslim and progressive toward women especially in the U.S. that is all culture based. The religion Lupe chooses is just the way he desides to see the whole creator story that is so burned into the human pysche.

    Now I know this isn’t your typical name calling response but fun is fun and ignorance is ignorance and the last thing we need is more ignorance especially coming from someone of african decent toward another.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    …aka “I was wrong about Lupe’s sales so lemme write some more shit about him.” Ah, gotta love the “Say Something Mildly Intellectual” post of the week.

    Yes, fucker. I’m still here. Quit sending your little monkey boys to annoy me via MySpace.

    UNO!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    and its obvious youv’e been brainwashed by the media in the image they paint of our brothers over in the middle east…

  • http://www.bronxrap.com Dope!

    Bol,

    It’s too bad your a dick eating ass hole… I’m pretty sure your mother is proud of you tho… why are u so mad at Lupe? Is it because he’s not trying to Farrakhan everyone like you? U need a hug, nigga! Grow up!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Bol loves Perez Hilton.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    I was wrong about Lupe Fiasco’s sales?

    I have brothers in the Middle East?

    ‘the fuck?

  • http://myspace.com/wabdamuss wab

    I think Lupe’s album is great.

    But I gotta say man u write the most interesting hip-hop blog by far. Always interesting takes on the issue and funny as hell.

    Ur taste in music and obsession with sales figures could use work tho.

  • Enlightened

    No parallels? Have you ever heard of Muhammad Ali nigga? He was the most famous Black Man on the planet while being a Muslim.

  • e

    Would this make Lupe Fiasco raps Osama Bin Laden, This post would have been better if you mentioned Freeway too. What happened to Freeway?

  • GEMINI

    I find it funny that you have some kinda infatuation with Lu, I heard you were the same way with Kanye. I also read your slick blog about Common’s dad (who’s good right now) So what’s your problem with rappers from Chicago?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    “Monkey Boys”?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com DIRK DIGLER

    1st BIIIIIIIITCHES ! !!

  • BOL

    I’m gay. I like man sausage. My dad gave me some of his. I kept sucking on it, some sticky white stuff came out. It was kinda salty.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com DIRK DIGLER

    honestly lupe is ass..NO SIMON COWELL.. but for real he is garbage

  • Rustyjux

    Unreal; you’re reach farther than Mr. Fantastic! You need to get real. Your gripes are lame. Just another bitter negro mad at someone who more than likely slighted him taking potshots, but will more than likely clam up if you met the black belt artist in person…last time I checked, he was opening for Nas and Jay in the UK. obviously someone thinks he’s got talent. Tell XXl to stop slobbing interscope artists and put someone else onthe the cover clown…

  • Rhazes

    ”Lupe Fiasco seemingly destined to fade into obscurity and end up the answer to some future mid-oughts trivia question about “skateboard rap,”

    looooooooooooooooooooooooool!
    probably who wants to be a millionaire!

  • Danja29

    I wonder if Bol ever analyzed and picked apart his lil’ Gin Blossoms-type groups like he does hip-hop artists.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Long story, Noz.

  • jus

    bol must love lupe..he keeps writing about him….

  • nile kid

    bol you are just an another ignorant muthafucka raised up seeing your mother molesting herself talking about the muslims are fascists like your stupid fuckin president who put your ass in a project and called you a monkey read about the islam before you talk about it negative nigga yo are getting down you stupid terrorist fuck listen to immortal technique and nas who know about islam and how it is a beautiful thing cuz i bet you cant read you stupid bitch i am an egyptian kid from egypt who loves hiphop if your a christian you must know that islam came out with the innocence of the holy virgin mary when she was bit in her honour by the jews read before you talk you are just an ignorant muthafucka just like the catholic pope and yor fuckin president george bitch junior and by the way bush knocked down the towers thats not me saying that its immortal technique ,nas, krs-1,chuck d, jadakiss stupid ass muthafucka

  • Doc Flav

    Mr Fantastic, Thy identity is Byron Crawford. You stay on Lupe, But I guess you can grab his attention. Lol. Yes please find us another discussion topic. lol

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    All the hipster groups he likes are all probably on X or Crank or some shit, yet Bol wastes his time trying to sh!t on Lupe again, Come on Bol I thought you were progressing

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >No parallels? Have you ever heard of Muhammad Ali nigga? He was the most famous Black Man on the planet while being a Muslim.

    Muhammad Ali had an album out? Damn. I bet it was the greatest.

  • e

    In all fairness Nile Kid, KRS-One is crazy and probably shouldn’t be listened to

  • Doc Flav

    Or maybe Stretch Armstrong…

  • http://www.myspace.com/bkslime BK Slime

    Bol this was real ignorant you have no idea what you are talking about and im am a proud 5%. i would never wanna be where you are at. I respect a lot of your iews but your hate for lupe got you foot in your mouth. If you read up you would know about your history and the history you were given by your ancestors slave masters.

  • e

    Bol you do shit on a lot of rappers though(no r. kelly). It seems like the only people you don’t insult are hipster rock bands.

  • Sweden

    Bol, Fuck You

    How the hell u dare to even write that piece that u wrote?
    That shit had me amazed as fuck….damn
    U seem more stupid then those trailtrash whiteys down south, that was some racist ass shit u wrote….all because of u hatin Lupe….dammn mayn im really amazed that u wrote this piece. U attackin Islam cuz of ur hatred for Lupe?? u gon burn in hell for this piece.
    Or better yet if u got family u better watch em….cuz this shit gon comeback to you.

    And i dont even like Islam myself. But to write a racist ass piece of shit like that, And u black, nigga….daamn i feel sorry for you.

  • http://www.myspace.com/apollothecreed Apollo

    Islam is not anymore prone to violence than Christianity..if you listen to American terrorist, he explains how the Bible and Koran are misinterpreted (reason for warfare). The Crusades (by Christians) claimed more lives than any Jihad over the last 1500 years. The album is called “Food & Liquor” representing the “good and bad”. I guess you haven’t listened to it yet.

  • http://www.myspace.com/poisonousdarthfc Poisonous Dart

    Damn, Bol. I applaud you, fam. Your ignorance seems to increase exponentially with each blog. This one didn’t even have any FACTS in it. You make hip hop journalism look mad easy…just pick someone you hate because he does what you can’t and write ANYTHING you feel like about them. Hey, what can I say….do you. One.

  • Doc Flav

    Or Plastic Man…

  • thoreauly77

    woah.

    would you like some flatbread with your vitriol? bol. glad to see you took some time off to come back with something interesting to say (albeit disgustingly ignorant).

  • RANDOMNAME

    Bol, you stupid. I’m sure all this hate is masking either deep love, or resentment so I’m not going to react to it.

    Yo Gemini what up, you doin any shows in the Chi anytime soon ??

  • ESL representa

    all you lupe stans he’s going at Jay now saying he’s only in it for the money. So it looks like lupe is using 50 Cent type tactics to boost his sales a lil bit. Bol hates on Lupe a lot but if you cant kick a man when he’s down when can you kick him?

    P.S. rey you better watch out Bol might post your home addy or some shit,everybody’s dissin his post too.

  • UnFaded Disciple

    How the in the hell can you compare Muslim terrorists to a rapper? That whole post you conducted made no sense whatsoever. In fact, I’m beginning to think you don’t have nothing to write about it.

    How bout this: Chicago is becoming the “new” New York of rap. Not saying it is now…but it does seem like they got the talent for the future.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com shawn

    fuck jay-z and fuck lupe

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    shawn Says:

    fuck jay-z and fuck lupe . Woah there, Jay-z is in tha good book

  • ESL representa

    *playing devils advocate*

    Dont we do the same thing to jibbs,D4L,and DFB even though those guys cant really rap we do hate on them alot for no reason(other than being shitty acts)I have only heard Kick,Push And I Gotcha off of Lupe’s album but it didnt compel me to steal…I mean buy it, but neither did any 2Pac album(Countdown to the disses)or most other “classics” most music is just plain shitty. We all have different tastes.

    Granted writing post after post on a barely average rapper is type suspect

  • Young A. Simmons

    This is a comments game. More comments = Bol keeping his job and affording to pay rent to his momma.

    He purposely riles you with ignorance, misogyny and racism and like idiots you eat out his hand and post.

    And I hope that you fags understand when you talk about sprayin’ him, the same comments that you’re makin’ are payin him.

  • ESL representa

    its funny young a has commented here 50 times now WE are fags eating out of his hand. Dumb nigga do Your part to reduce his pay dont visit his site and post a comment leave that to the fags

  • Fernando

    Fuck Islam & Fuck religion as a whole…unless you use it to find inner peace. Religeous fanatics are hypocritical idiots that use their faith as an excuse for everything when they want it to. The whole “islam is a peacful religion” is a crock of shit, just like any other religion claiming it is peaceful. How are you gonna be a devout muslim with a record called “Food & Liquor”, & your ‘Boss’ has video’s like “Gold-digger”

    Those terrorist fucks are not our brothers N-Cred. Just because they are poor and brainwashed doesnt mean they would think twice about blowing your bleeding heart up too.

  • THEREALWAYNO

    Bol’s back on Lupe again? There’s some big time penis envy (no homo, no homo juelz santana, no Bol, etc.) going on here.

  • nile kid

    look e and everybody out there i am an muslim egyptian guy but i was raised knowing cultures especially black culture and ilove hiphop but this muthafuka named is stupid racist fuck how could attack a religion which belives in jesus , virgin mary and all prophets just for blackballing an artist if u dont like lupe thats ok idont even a lupe fan and e u r saying tha krs-1 is crazy with all fairness thats o.k if krs-1 is crazy jada and nas and immortal techniqe aint and also bol by saying this ignornat things he is also spitting on malcolm x grave malcolm x was one a muslim and was a great black leader who fought for the black rights and tried to erase this racial tensions in america when he converted to real islam and said that when he went to mecca it was the first time to call a white man his brother because islam is a religion based an love and kindness between all races and all people and thats why he got killed because of some ignorant muthafuckas just like bol and bush and every evil muthafucka wants to make the image of islam to be dirty i hope all of you outthere to go against these stupid muthafukas and by the way he is saying that muslims and arabs are terrorists but we ant the one who created the projects the crips and bloods and the kkk your media is being ambushed see whats is happening in palestine ,lebanon and iraq by these american weapons little children are getting slain by the american and zionists weapons just for no reason just for oil and to keep isreal on the map so who is the terrorists?

  • Fernando

    With that said….Bol is a fag for gettin on Lupe’s ass like this. Most every rapper is hypocritical or fucked in the head just like MOST EVERYBODY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. Just like the Christian rappers who praise God after doing a video where they swipe their credit card in a bitches ass.

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    nile kid that waz REALTALK.

  • ESL representa

    Just like the Christian rappers who praise God after doing a video where they swipe their credit card in a bitches ass.

    they do that too?!? I gotta start listening to christian music

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >when he went to mecca it was the first time to call a white man his brother because islam is a religion based an love and kindness between all races and all people and thats why he got killed because of some ignorant muthafuckas just like bol

    LOL

    Was that before or after he used to turn tricks for white men for a living?

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    bol thats rough

  • ESL representa

    Was that before or after he used to turn tricks for white men for a living?

    Youve said this shit more than once Bol Is it true or are you just being an ass(no homo)

  • nile kid

    fuck you fernando you atheist muthafucka you say fuck islam yo because you are astupid ass muthufucka i konow youre just abitch who doesnt who is your father is because your mother being fucked by everyone in tour hood even by you you atheist anti religion fuck you have no god son of abitch because youre a fuckin faggot your god is money and and dicks you fuckin faggot who molest his sister

  • Fernando

    Its all good Nile Kid. Anybody who has read a book or two knows that Israelis were the ORIGINAL terrorists. Meaning; They actually were the first suicide bombers & targeted civilians when they first occupied lebannon. The American War Profiteering machine isnt without fault either. That shit is crooked, most of us will NEVER get the full story, and it only serves the Elite (much like EVERYTHING in the world). Still though, there is some fucked up shit in Islam, and leaders in that faith are just as corrupt and screwed up as Pat Robertson & Gerry Falwell. Just because X was a muslim does not make that religion great, nor does Osama make it bad. But that particular faith seems to be the basis for a lot more fucked up shit than others. Although Bush is a psycho Christian……Fuck it, the world is screwed!

  • Black London….

    Bol…

    Now I aint gonna come on here and like the rest of these lot and say shit like “fuck you”, “you’re gay” etc, etc……

    However in RESPONSE to your shots at Lupe, for example, “…his lackluster Food and Liquor..”, “…with Lupe Fiasco seemingly destined to fade into obscurity..” I would like to say:

    Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor is currently…

    #1 on the Top Rap Albums Chart
    #2 on the Top Hip-Hop/R&B Album Chart

    September 29, 2006.

    Bless.

  • Young A. Simmons

    ESL representa >> I was talking to the PC fools sayin “hey that’s racist” or “bol i hope you die.” Off my jock pls…

    nile kid >> co-sign your rant.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I’m staying out of this one. As it is I already wanna punch Byron Crawford in his muthufuckin’ head.

    Somebody holla when Meka & Belize get here.

  • http://www.myspace.com/deensekou sATaLyte

    Truth be told, an islamic fascist suicide bomber rapper would be the hardest, most realest naygruh out there right now.

    If I knew Lupe was talking about some wild ish like that, instead of beating the old dead horse I’d fcuk with ‘im.

    Byron, you need to be syndicated. This ish is vile and retarded, but then again, what ain’t?

  • THEREALWAYNO

    You guys are getting too serious.

    One week it’s album sales, then it’s album content, and now religious beliefs and practices.

    It ain’t bout none of that.

    It’s about one bitter-ass brotha hating on another one.

    And he’s good at it too, so just let Bol be a hater.

  • daesonesb

    >>Which would’ve been pretty weird, if you think about it. I can hardly think of an historic precedent for such a scenario. Not to attempt to draw any parallels (because I’m sure there aren’t any), but as far as I know, there weren’t any big jazz records made Nazis during World War II. And, as amusing as it would have been, I’m pretty sure there was never any Viet Cong equivalent of the Eagles during the final stages of Vietnam.

    You just fronted like naziism, communist viet kongs, and muslims were all similar evils.
    Think about it, the only reason that these groups have anything to do with eachother is that (in some sense) they are america’s enemies. Come to think of it, only a minority of muslims are ACTUALLY america’s enemies, but I digress.

    Think about it, America’s enemies only have one thing in common: that it was in the American interest to attack them. Say what you want about WWII, but we didn’t do shit to the Nazis until the war hit our own turf. And Viet Nam? There was no real justification to that one at all. We know now that the attacks on American warships were falsified.

    Either way, you know that muslims aren’t even America’s enemy. A small portion of them are. Come to think of it … the largest war we waged so far was against a secular government. Iraq anyone?

    Either way, painting all enemies of America as evil — equating them with nazis (seriously, who the fuck could try and draw parallels between muslims and nazis?) — is ignorant. And I know Bol is educated, and so its becoming more and more obvious that you are just throwing out shit to see what sticks.

    Well remember ray earl? That is what your comment sections is gonn look like if you keep this shit up. A bunch of god damn ray earls. Then try to get a job as a real fuckin journalist.

  • nile kid

    hey bol i dont even know that you was pimping on your sisters too you send tricks to white men and say malcolm x do it nigga molcolm x was fighting for your bitch ass when your mother was giving blowjobs to your fathers white masters what can isay about u send me your mom

  • LONZO

    This post was goin pretty hard at Lupe, (no Reythejedi), but even an ignorant mathafucka like Bol is entitled to his opinion.

  • Fernando

    Nile Kid-

    Is that your compassionate Islam speaking??? Are you almost ready to strap on the vest??? You have no God either, its all a crock of shit to keep Camel Jockeys like yourself in check. I do enjoy money though, you got that right.

    If my mother was a whore, or I didnt know my dad, that would have really hurt me.

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    whats Beef Damn lightenup fellas godamn(no allah)

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >hey bol i dont even know that you was pimping on your sisters too you send tricks to white men and say malcolm x do it nigga molcolm x was fighting for your bitch ass when your mother was giving blowjobs to your fathers white masters what can isay about u send me your mom

    ^^^
    Proving my point on so many different levels.

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!!

    DAMN BOL!! I KNOW YOU DON’T GIVA A FUCK BUT DAMN DUDE THATS SHIT JUST DOWN RIGHT HILARIOUS!!! AWWWW SHIT, LUPE MUST FEEL LIKE A FUCKING CLOWN RIGHT NOW AND HIS LIL’ A’SALAMI JAMACIAN MY BROTHER BULLSHIT RELIGION MAN THAT NIGGA JUS’ TURNED MUSLIM MAN HE WAS IN THE DELI WHERE I WORK DOWNIN’A HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICH PASSIN’ OUT CHRISTIAN PAMPHLETS!!!ANY WAY GOOD AS BLOG! ONE>>>>>>OUT…..

  • nile kid

    look you fernando you dont even know what the fuck you are talking about you dont know shit what i am saying that binladen is an an american puppet and molcolm x wasnt great untill he knows the real islam there is no fucked things in islam and you cant say this because you know nothing about islam yo are an atheist thats your personal opinion but dont talk shit about any religion

  • Fernando

    Ill keep money as my “god”, you and the other millions of muslims can keep praying in the desert for some shit that will never happen. Just keep funneling your money & labor into Islamic sects lead by corrupt Towel Heads you stupid fuck.

    And dont reference rappers as Muslim. Those fucks arent any more Muslim than Nelly.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    co-sign THEREALWAYNO

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Right. This is getting fuckin’ ridiculous.

    Enjoy the Holy War, gentlemen.

  • G Off

    I remember when Lupe was just another xxlmag.com commenter (2chelupe). Ah, the good old days…

  • Fernando

    I will talk shit about Every religion. Especially the one’s that spin off into fanatic bullshit that extort their followers worse than the Government. Use a period once in a while buddy.\

    Btw, Malcom X is not the end all. I dont give a shit what he did. He may / may not have been a great man, I dont really care. Kirk Franklin doesnt make Christianity any better either. One person does not excuse the overall behavior of any religion over a 2000 year time period.

  • Fernando

    Its not rediculous Rey…..Its FUN!! I never get tired of how angry people get over Bol’s posts. Its absolutely fantastic.

  • nile kid

    you proved your point that all of you are some ignorant muthafuckas i proved my point that yo are some pussies cant deal with the truth and you already your god is money do yo think i give afuck about even letting yo know anything and by the way bol i am not talking to apreacher i am talking to astupid punk just like you

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    So… how ’bout the new jopints commin up Snoop’s-Diddy u guys heard any of them??? (tryin 2 change subject b4 a terrorist attacks)

  • nile kid

    stupid fuckin fernando not the person who makes the religion great its the religion who makes the person great you are to fucking dumb but it was fun riding on some stupid muthafuckas like you

  • Fernando

    YOu prove your point that you are an angry terrorist islamic fuck. Your truth is a pile of shit in the desert and the israelis & muslims can all kill each other for all I care. Fuck that area of the world. Bunch of fucking useless mule hearding left behind dipshits. DURKA DURKA

  • Fernando

    Then why were you referencing Malcom X in defense of Islam?? If the religion makes the person great, what was the point of defending your religion by name dropping?

  • PalestinianSis

    Please people, read and think before you post.

    You don’t have to defend Islam by talking about molestation and degrading anyone’s mother. Mothers are holy in Islam. Check yourself. If you are secure and educated, as Nile Kid, you appear educated at least, then you just need to respond with a well thought-out argument.

    What distinguishes Bol’s tirade from the shit I can catch on Fox News? Not much.

    It’s funny, the one thing that’s missing in this whole debate is no-one wants to see Islam as an incredibly complicated and diverse religion. Islam is the world’s second biggest religion, the number one fastest growing and y’all can only come up with two images? “Islamic fascism” or “peaceful Islam” – why try and argue between these two images when all you have to say, is if Christianity can give us liberation theology (Cornel West, MLK), and the KKK, then why can’t we expect Islam is similiarly diverse? Has been twisted and reshaped and is influenced by politics, culture and economics?

    Islam does not equal Arab, nor do Arabs equal Islam. Paula Abdul’s father was an Arab JEW. And the most populous Muslim country is INDONESIA.

    As for orthodox Muslim rappers that pre-date Lupe. Camp Lo are Muslims, or are they only Muslims if they’re conforming to Bol’s fantasy-land where Muslims sing about killing women and burning infidels? Jean Grae’s dad is Muslim.

    Maybe Bol is getting confused, because he thinks he can recognize a Muslim by pulling up their shirt and doing a bomb-check?

    Bol, you need an editor and a history lesson.

  • nile kid

    props to spark fuck the other cowards i am out

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    later

  • Tru mindset

    “considers them a real religion of any significance, and that’s because they’re always looking for someone to beef with as a matter of political strategy.”

    I suppose in your case it would be:

    “considers them a real blogger of any significance, and that’s because they’re always looking for someone to beef with as a matter of political strategy.”

    If yo’ll don’t agree with this nigga, STOP or DON’T submit comments … that should punch a hole in his pay check until he decides to put up some decent blogs…SHITTY BLOG = 0 COMMENTS .. YA DIG

  • http://myspace.com/nyimah Ny’imah

    I can not believe this is being posted in XXL… I’m truly dissapointed.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    u a faggit ass nigga bol

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    godamn…fuck dis site not allowin’ images 2 be posted

  • Fernando

    Transi –

    tell me you were trying to post Rey’s pic. I have yet to see that fuck

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    not quite

  • content

    let’s all try not responding to bol’s posting’s for just one week and see how outragious his topics become. i bet at the end all of you frequent bloggers would be begged to return since you give him the majority of his numbers (which allow him to keep his job).

    Here’s an idea…

    only respond to those postings you agree with or thought were quality, well written peaces and let’s see how many responses he gets

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Transi u been on vacation? & if u have visuals send a link

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    *sigh*

    Again with the pic. You’d swear it was a nude shot of Lindsay Lohan.

    I changed the pic, by the way. It’s me and a bunch of Fraggles with a great big Sambo grin on my face. It’s my gift to the uber-masculine dudes that can’t wait to see what this short fat puerto rican-cuban looks like.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >only respond to those postings you agree with or thought were quality, well written peaces [sic]

    LOL

    There’s a difference?

  • Fernando

    Im not looking for quality writing here. I expect ignorant bullshit that gets people mad.

  • SUPERMAN

    IF I COULD I’D EXTERMINATE ALL THESE GODDAMN MUSLIM BITCHES. BUNCH OF FUCKIN RETARDS SETTLING MATTERS BY STRAPPING THEMSELVES WITH BOMBS, HOW RIGHTEOUS IS THAT? FUCK LUPE THAT PUNK ASS BITCH. YA CAREER IS OVER YOU STEVE URKEL LOOK-ALIKE! I HATE TERRORISTS!

  • Fernando

    Im never going to look at the Pic Rey..I told u that. Plus I fucking hate myspace.

    Brent Mussberger

  • http://www.ummah1421.com/boards a muslim

    spoken like a true negro. you done good darky

  • e

    All of Bol’s blogs are well written and articulate he might say riduclous shit but regardless he effectively communicates his message(i’m talking to you DJ Drama)

    Rey you should start selling your pick to these commentators(no homo mania)

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Goosefrabaah, superman, anger management, fuck dude go smoke a spliff ya crazy mofo!!!! Peace.

  • Fernando

    I saw Game on 106th & Park. That guy is a joke. He is a fake ass thug with a butterfly tattoo covered with an L.A. Ras Kass lit his ass up in the bangers section

  • e

    People here get it twisted though they think if Bol says something racist or mean its crappy writing. Its just the mans opinions

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Thanks Fern.

    E–I’m gonna start sending out autographed 8×10 glossys.

    I like The Game. (no chandler, ross, and joey)

    Sterling Sharpe

  • e

    I think Game is alright but the butterfly tatto was certainly questionable. Up until a few months ago I only respected him for being a new west coast artist but then I found out about a bunch of bay area rappers.

  • Fernando

    Dj Drama a.k.a Borat

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    nah..i aint been on vacation..i been in da streets makin’ power moves and preparing material since splinter nigga givin me a xxlmag.com blog in a couple of weeks

  • SUPERMAN

    SPARK WONT YOU GET OFF MY DICK NIGGA. YOU GOT MAD CATS IN HERE WHY YOU WANNA SUCK MY DICK? CUZ YOU A PUSSY THATS WHY. YOU PROB’LY A LUPE DICKRIDER. LOOKS LIKE THE SPLIFF GOT YOU SEEIN DOUBLE. SAY HELLO TO BOL FOR ME BITCH.

  • Fernando

    You have done yourself a favor E…..Yay area rap crushes anything Game does. Its not just Hyphy. J-Diggs, Dubee, Mistah FAB, Messy Marv, & all the old school cats are droppin HEAT nucca!

    Kirk Herbstreet

  • e

    You better save up your money Transi cause I doubt Splinter pays well, he looks like he spends most of xxl’s payroll on cocaine

  • Fernando

    Is the title of every blog gonna be “Bol u a faggit ass nigga”???? Or just a year round dedication to Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne?

  • content

    >there’s a difference?

    i’ve not agreed with many articles written on xxl’s but at least understood what they were going for and respected them for that.

    with you i can’t understand sometimes why there’s so much hatred for a certain topic (this one in particular) unless it’s strictly to have the highest number of comments posted. you can’t honestly think Lupe’s album is complete garbage. in fact, i bet you like it and know others agree with that but are too worried about losing your meaninfuless title to write a positive post.

  • SUPERMAN

    WELL FERNANDO, JEEZY AND WAYNE ARE GARBAGE IF YOU ASK ME. OVERRATED IF ANYTHING. AS FAR AS FAT ASS BOL WE SHOULDNT BOTHER READIN HIS BLOGS ANYMORE.

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    U came in this bitch all hard so ima go after the hardest and u all ova the gay shit brother u have issues? anyway im just foolin around son let it b love & harmony. and yeah that weed makes mesee double!!! Lupe is aaiight but thats it

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    if u want 2 know whut rey look like then imagine whut ricki frum my so called life would look like if he wus a bitch-less degenerate mid twenty something geeky ass star wars fan who “loves his parents and respects women” who lives on a diet of donuts and pepsi while using his sausage sized fingers 2 type furious 16 paragraph replies to bol and tara blogs

  • Fernando

    Power Moves??? The only power move goin on round here is the power & effort it takes Bol to get out of his seat to grab a twinkie.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    it’s gonna be titled :

    “u a faggit ass nigga..

    ..yea faggit, the transient is talkin’ to YOU!”

  • http://www.myspace.com/khilafah Salahadeen

    Salam Alakum,
    Us muslims arent suprised by this article at all, actually, it was expected. The american media has hypnotized you to the point where everything you think is controlled. Now comes along Lupe Fiasco, a muslim, and you bash him because bill oreilly told you too. Use your own brain and listen to his words, is it true about the diamonds? isint american society the worst society in the world? if you dont think these type of things then your not an intellectual, and have absolutely no knowledge of anything. Please do you research and stop letting corporate news tell lies to you. Salam Alakum.

  • Fernando

    Damn Transi,

    Thats harsh. I thought Ricki was a ‘bitch-less degenerate mid twenty something geeky ass star wars fan who “loves his parents and respects women” who lives on a diet of donuts and pepsi while using his sausage sized fingers 2 type furious 16 paragraph replies to bol and tara blogs’

    I get the picture. Kind of like a softer cuddlier Puerto Rican Bol (no george michael slumped in his car)

  • M

    Bol quick question…How does lupe fiascos dick taste since u seem to have it in ur mouth all the time?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Transi–

    Your entire paragraph was made null and void by referring to “My So-Called Life”. It pretty much just confirms the fact that you’re Corky from “Life Goes On”‘s black alter-ego.

    Now remember kids, Transient isn’t retarded, he’s “Developmentally Disabled”.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    i’m takin’ ova frum exo who workin’ on anotha book and doesnt have time 2 blog no mo

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Bol, I know that you do what you do strictly for shock value. Sort of like Howard Stern or Star from Hot 97, but you really must understand that the position that you are in causes you to have a wider voice than them two because your words are in print and dont disappear unless deleted.

    With that said, the muslim religion is not a religion of war and violence. However, i would be careful of the hate that you spew and a group as a whole for the actions of a few.

    Now on to your diatribe about the middle east muslims not wanting MTV in their country to be showed to their kids, thats their business. If they dont want that lifestyle in their land, then thats their right. Just as i am sure that you would not want me or some other fan of lupe coming into your house and telling you that you have to listen to lupe. Or even making it readily available for your kids to listen to something that you dont want them to listen to for the fear that it will corrupt the way of thinking that you have instilled in them, be it right or wrong.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Come on, Fern.

    I’m way less cynical & jaded than Mr. Crawford.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    my so called life >>> star wars

    u best hope my soldiers dont hack in2 yo myspace, rey

    u playin’ wit fire hea fatso de chango..one call and it a wrap..dont make me do it

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    That being said, I’d still read a Transient blog.

  • Milliano

    whats your deal w/ lupe? u mad cause he exposed u for all the dumb ignorant, stereotypical blogs u write? Lupe makes good music, so what he sold 80-85k no one will ever remember you to make u a trivia question about you, step ur blog game up homo, all ya’ll need to stop w/ the lupe hate.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Transi, what in the hell is your problem with me?

  • Belize

    So…
    1. i take it that u co-sign’n what the pope said about islam
    2. u really aint feelin lupe, so u want him “hammer’d”
    3. (c0mletely off topic
    ) Im still waitin on a “def comedy jam” apology post…after sunday’s show u should tuck ur tail now nucca

    But good post

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Like, seriously? Do you get that mad at my long ass comments or the dorky things I say on here? Is that what makes you go all fuckin’ crazy?

  • e

    u best hope my soldiers dont hack in2 yo myspace
    ^^^^
    I told everyone Transi was a hacker, I bet he is asian too

  • SUPERMAN

    KEEP MY NAME OUT YA MOUTH AND ALL WILL FAIR WELL. I REALLY DONT WANNA GO THROUGH AN ALL OUT WAR BUT IF I HAVE TO I WILL.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    ima be comin’ thru yo private myspace profile in my candy paint ‘lac, rey

    u done fucked up

  • Belize

    Rey- u crazy for that new pic

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    im neither a hacker nor a slant

    but i got soldiers on da strip..belee dat

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Rey what the fuck u do 2 Transi? he sounds like hes goin 2 b kickin yo ass all over here it. GOOSEFRABAH SUPERTHUG

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Transi flipped his shit. Don’t know why.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    rey a spongebob ass nigga (no slick pulla)

    “kanye west niggas, talkin’ thru the wire, daawwgggg”

  • e

    Damn this Transi vs Rey beef is serious.

  • content

    any of ya’ll see that add at the top of the page right now?

  • Belize

    lol @ transi..in the movie hackers ud be Ramon da ‘Phantom Phreak’ Sanchez…haaaaaaa…nigga must be a cyber-sex fiendddddddd

    YUNG BUTPLG ALBUM IN STORES SOON!!!!!!

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Maybe thats not the “real” transi or is that the weed talkin he usede 2 b way more chill

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    belize nigga..if i wus a hacker yo myspace, rey myspace and dis entire site woulda been hacked by now

    i gotta call in da troops fo dat..

  • Meka Soul

    i do not care for religion, as i do not need it in my life.

    and yes, i’m serious.

  • Belize

    Wat troop nucca? Da goof troop?

  • Belize

    Wat troop nucca? Da goof troop?

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    The Transhut tha fuck up…

  • Meka Soul

    in all honesty, transient’s rants against rey & the rest of society are actually a helluva lot more interesting than jigs tellin’ bol to go ether himself/mother.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Fernando Says:

    October 3rd, 2006 at 1:49 pm
    Im never going to look at the Pic Rey..I told u that.

    ^^^some kind of gay loyalty!

    Transi is is either white or part white- i’ll bet a dollar on that…

    Regardless- if he does get a blog, and isn’t lying, then that shit would be HILARIOUS!

    “Ignorant Intelligence*” at it’s finest…

    *copyright

    PS @ Rey, why u coppin pleas to Transi???

    (Bishop in Juice) “…This niggas scared…”

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Transi, from the bottom of my heart, Go fuck yourself.

    I don’t give a shit what you do.

  • e

    I was convinced Transi was asian oh well, When/If you do get your blog Trans is it gonna be permenant?

  • E.Williams

    The more you write about Lupe the more u give his ass POWER.RAPPERS DON’T SKATEBOARD!just puttin it out there.

  • Belize

    lol @ E-Beef..pure angus

    Meka- so what religion u be on? tell me u aint on dat tom cruise tip

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    my blog semi-permanent until exo return in a few months

    dat more den enuff time fo me 2 take out who i need 2 take out

    splinter nigga versin’ me in da legalities of whut a g can and cannot get away with

  • e

    I disagree Meka, as intresting as Transi’s rants are they don’t compare to angry jigs. Especially when they try blaming everything on “the man”

  • CX

    u a hatin motherfucker byron- u come into xxl writin blogs off ur mouth like u dont give a fuck if it gets shot off.

  • Belize

    lol @ transi watching my so called life..never seen it, never will…its right up there wit brokback mountain, sex in city and niptuck/tucknip..(what eva thats called)..and all the rest of those corny birdshyt shows

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    YEEAAAAHHHHHHHHH
    WE BLOG OR DIE, NIGGA

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    lol @ Transi

  • raul

    damn you really like pointing your finger and shitting on people don’t you well i hope that you have no skeletons in your closet cause when they get exposed and they will.(They always do) Those fingers will come back pointing at you mighty fast.So iI hope you got your mind right brother

  • Belize

    U know how i know transi is a 16 yr old whit girl?

    His b/f is Mark Foley…haaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Meka Soul

    my long-winded stance on religion broken down into a couple sentences:

    religions are silly, self-contradictory “if you don’t believe in our ‘god,’ you’re going to hell” threats designed to scare people into following their so-called “good word.” that’s one reason [after destitution, corruption & greed] why seemingly normal people are willing to go wile e. coyote into a crowd. being a spiritual individual, however, i have no qualms against. just don’t try to force-feed views on the rest of the world.

    me, i got by fate. if shit happens to me, it was because it was meant to be, not because some “god” caused it to happen.

  • e

    Nah Niptuck is a decent show. It’s certainly no Dr. 90210 but its decent(no mark foley)

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    isnt belize one of rey buddies on myspace?

    do u faggits send each otha little messages and leave comments on each otha profiles?

  • Fernando

    No-Gay loyalty to Rey….I just dont need faces to match up with Blog identities.

    Transient…..My so called life is Gheyer than any thing George Lucas has ever done. There are few shows that match the emotional gheyness of MSCL. Your blog cred is going down hill in a fury. All of a sudden you have “myspace soldiers” and stick up for “my so called ghey”

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    fernando obviously watched my so called life durin his youth 2

    i got soldiers in da streets and on da ‘nets

    we aint neva scared

  • Meka Soul

    1 reason for watching nip/tuck: sanaa lathan.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    i remember when i linked my picture of me on hea months back of my holdin’ my pistol and tara mailed me

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Transi Milonakis, you are 8 shades of Bitch Ass Faggot, and your “myspace soldiers” and overall bullshit isn’t gonna change that no matter what you do.

    You are completely pathetic, and more likely than not, some 16 year old whiteboy in his parents den giggling his ass off with one of his circle-jerk buddies.

  • Belize

    E- fuk nip-yuk

    Transi – naw he denied my friend request..lol…rey is suicidely-depressed right now

    YUNG BTPLUG – DA TRUF!!!!!!!1

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Word, Transi. The means streets of Duluth or some shit.

    BOISE, WHAT!

  • SUPERMAN

    SOMEBODYS ASKIN FOR AN ASS WHUPPIN FOR REAL!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Heh, I think I’ll make it, Belize.

  • frankwhite45

    wow u really hate that dude tryin to alert the feds on him ???? myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • frankwhite45

    wow u really hate that dude tryin to alert the feds on him ???? myspace.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • Meka Soul

    the shield >>> nip/tuck.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    rey..it 2 late fo u

    all yo personal info gon be divulged, hector burrito…

    ima end yo career..den u can go mow my lawn

    lol @ rey paranoid cowardly fat spic ass not friendin’ belize

    u can run…but u cant hide, rey

  • Fernando

    I can honestly say that I have never seen an entire episode. As a youth channel surfing, MTV used to be one of the channels I would periodically check to see if any rap or fine bitches were on. I would frequently curse Jesus when that fruit-bag show was on. I do remember seeing 12 minutes, and hearing a conversation about Ricki being a bitch-made faggit, which seemed to be all he talked about.

    Co-sign on Sanaa Lathan.

  • THE GAME K.O RAS KASS

    shut up spark and rey you both know ya took turns buttraping me last night. and though i must admit i did like it, i dont think some of these straight guys in here would. now you both stop tryna act like thugs and squeeze it in me, at the same time please!

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    no shit the shield is betta den nip/tuck

    da couple of episode on nip/tuck been decent tho..dat one wit da mobstas who feed da snitch tryna get plastic surgery 2 disguise himself 2 rats

  • Meka Soul

    “hector burrito?” i definitely gotta use that one.

    uh… no charles carl rogers iv.

  • Fernando

    Tara, Transi = My so called blog

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    What career? Freelance Blog Commenter?

  • POOR BOL

    IT LOOKS LIKE LUPE TOUCHED A NERVE IN BOLS FAT BODY..STOP BEIN DA LOSER DAT U R N GET OFF LUPES DICK..WE KNO U DUNT LIKE HIM BUT WE DONT WANNA HEAR UR ASS COMPLAIN BOUT HIM CUZ HE DOIN BIGGER THINGS DEN U ,DAMN..

  • SUPERMAN

    TOLD YA THERE WERE SOME GAY PEOPLE IN HERE. I REALLY CANT STAND SOME OF YOU FAGGOTS FOR REAL. THE GAME K.O RAS KASS YOURE GAY AND WHOEVER YOU LET INTO YOU IS GAY TOO FUCKIN FAGGOT.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Alright, enough dick measuring. I got work to do.

    Be good, gents.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    u all sum dj drama ass niggas

  • boogs brown

    I think Lyor “Liar” Cohen put some tall Israeli roots on Lupe’s first week sales

  • THE GAME K.O RAS KASS

    rey dont leave me im not finished sucking your dick like you promised i would. youre not leaving until i slurp you in and out. and thats that!

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    Lupe Fiasco on Koch 8$ a disc x 80,000 sold = Balllllliiiiinnnnnn

  • Avenger

    As I said before nobody is concerned with your religion when you are a celeb hell celebrity out ways religion in the U.S. in the same way money does when you deal with the idiot mass.

    Career wise as long as Lupe don’t depend on the major machines to sell records he will be fine he just needs to get his name recognition up now and then he can front first and 15 his own label with indy success by selling gold or below on many outing.
    But association with a major and a lot a press if worked properly can be a great tool in the hand of a smart business man. Labels should be used as media machines and nothing else unless you are one of the few who can sell enough records to negotiate a decent deal.

    But as far as a american celeb is concerned. America wants fantasy pop celebs disposable fetishes etc… That is why american idol does so well. It continues the old high school cool kids syndrome and ads a sprinkle of give the idiot mass something to be a part of to make there life have a little more meaning.
    But the formula is simple pretty face+nice voice+simple concepts=$$$$

    Lupe is working a different fringe and he can get his money if he play his cards right cause hip-hop is in the shape rock was in after the hair band reign. It has reached the point were it is a cartoon character of it’s former self. But religion isn’t going to make all that much of a difference. Lupe has a limited universe based on his style and approach unfortunately.

  • >>>>>>>>>ROC

    damn bol….this is some of the most ignorant shit i have ever read…u know deep inside of yourself that your fucking ignorant……1

  • Spark

    What the fuck, lol, THE GAME K.O RAS KASS Says:i think u should talk wit Superman u guys would get along real good

  • mr. shahid

    real stupid of u…
    mos def – muslim
    freeway – muslim
    dave chapelle – muslim
    q -tip – muslim

    islam has probably had more “real” influence in hip hop than your average “jeasus piece with diamonds in em” read something before spouting off… your column is indeed amusing and until now provided me with humor, but come on, your better than this drivel… let’s make a better attempt next time and not fall short into the trap of bigotry laced stupidity…

    peace

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    Did ya’ll like my post today on my blog, I found it to be dropdead funny(no SUPERMAN)

  • Bol’s Grandma

    You BEEN on my dick, nigga…
    You LOVE my style (c) Nas

  • solja

    you obviously dont no shit about ISLAM bryon braford

  • Spark

    I fux i read it pretty kool sorry 4 the heartbreak shit is never eazyu girls are mental terrorists

  • ANTO

    The question you should be asking isn’t whether there were Nazis with hot tracks during WWII and Vietcong during Vietnam, stupid, it’s whether there were Christians during WWII (the Third Reich pretended to be a Christian regime) with singles and commies that had them during Vietnam. And the answer to that, dumb fuck, is, uh, yeah.

  • FrankieBluEyz

    How you’re still able to blog for XXL is beyond me. How you can actually look yourself in the mirror is beyond me as well.

    I didn’t realize until now that people as ignorant as you could actually put together sentences.

    You should be fired/banned from blogging here for this article. It is that simple.

  • Fernando

    Jihad Jihad
    Durka Durka

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    thankx spark I am over that for right now

  • e

    I think Bol should insult Islam more often just because it would get him more comments. I am suprised how these people take everything he says so seriously.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    in the immortal words of N.O.R.E.

    “WHAT, WHAT…”

  • Bang

    Apollo Says:
    October 3rd, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    Islam is not anymore prone to violence than Christianity

    — that’s true. so fuck all that shit, both religion, and being offended by someone’s view on them

  • Belize

    THE WIRE (the recent episode) >>than any show anybody cant think of RIGHT NOW!

  • http://www.wblinc.org Mazi

    posts posts and more posts. . persoanlly. . i think your blog shows just how little you know in general and about religion specifically. . not a dis though. . just a reason to read more and think for yourself more. . . . nuf said. . as for Lupe, i am feelin his music. . BY FAR my fav. muslim rap artist. . salaam. .

  • Fernando

    THE WIRE IS THA SHIIIIIITTTT

  • sojazzy

    how does lupe’s dick taste bol??

  • Mr.Me

    Lupe is a none hit wonder.
    Bols gradma got bagged by the FEDS for tryin to sneak a glock into Foxwoods over the weekend.

  • bol hater #678

    stop bitching stop whining!

  • ahki

    wtf???? Bol as a muslim i am highly offended by your comments.Lupe is being himself.98% of these rappers are frauds rapping about all girls they slept wit,all the coke they move,all the nigga they never killed.Now somebody comes out rapping about their life and struggle(by they way something rap was built on)and u bashing.the man is saying truth and its fire.Then you have the nerve to disrespect my religon. Bol u have lost all my respect.I shouldn’t be cussin but FUCK YOU BOL.ANYBODY HAS A RESPONSE CAN HIT ME @ http://www.myspace.com/paperchaser0290

  • Jason

    The Crusades were a Christian response to centuries of Muslim aggression in the Holy Land. In other words, the crusades were a DEFENSIVE effort on the part of Christendom to prevent a “convert or die” fate at the sword of Islamic warriors.

    Were there abuses among Christians in the crusade? Of course. There are abuses in every war. WW2 had a lot of human rights abuses, notably the atomic massacre of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But that doesn’t mean that WW2 was unjust. The world had to protect itself from Nazi aggression, just as Christendom had to protect itself from Islamic conquest.

    I don’t agree with everything in this article, but it is a clear historical fact that Islam was spread by the sword from its conception, whereas Christianity was spread by the witness of the MARTYRS in the first three centuries.

    I just wanted to set the historical record straight on that, because “the crusades” is a red herring thrown about by secular revisionists all the time.

  • pileofshit69

    Ways to tell you are an idiot from looking at your own blog comment(s):

    (if you do any of the following things when typing, you are an idiot)

    1) Substituting single letter or numbers for full words. For example: typing “you” as “u” or typing “to” or “too” as “2.” (typing “two” as “2″ gets a pass, but just barley)

    2) TYPING ALL IN CAPS AS IF YOU ARE YELLING EVERYTHING YOU ARE SAYING.

    3) not capatalizing and making all your sentences not seperated by periods you throw the words up like you are just assuming anyone reading the comment will read it aloud and assume when to end and when to begin as you are far too busy watching carlos mencia telling easy jokes to pay attention you are dumb.

    4) Ending each sentence with three periods…as if everything you say… has a slight pause… and all of your sentences… are said with great hesitation… yet inexplicably… you don’t end with a period

    5) Your focal point of reasoning when proving that your viewpoint is more accurate than your collegues is either because they’re a “fagit” or that their mother/Grandmother “fukz tha hole hood an sux dikk” or, in extreme cases, the person in questions was anally penetrated by their father.

    I hope this guide is helpful to those of you who have yet to master the English language. If you partake in any of the preceding, please correct yourself or cease making the internet/hiphop look bad. Thanks.

  • Ben frank

    BOL PLEASE ANSWER THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Y ARE U LUPE’S NUMBER 1 JOCK RIDER?!?!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!/!?!?!?!? LET IT GO LET THA NIGGA BREATHE GOT DAMN GET A LIFE

  • che

    1st paragraph – what does lupe have to do with islamic fascism? give me one example. you can’t do it. cuz if you could he’d be behind bars.

    2nd paragraph – being a nazi isn’t a religion you dumb oaf.

    3rd paragraph – um..ever heard of freeway? ..you are supposed to be a hip hop blogger, right? not a very good one evidently.

    4th paragraph – >that’s because they’re always looking for someone to beef with as a matter of political strategy.

    doesn’t that remind you of anyone? try a mirror.

    5th paragraph – cry me a river, build a bridge and get over it.

    6th paragraph – http://www.white-history.com/hwr43.htm

    7th paragraph – so he doesn’t approve of the champagne and bling…that makes him a suicide bomber? so i guess that makes the president a suicide bomber too, huh? haha! the irony..

    8th paragraph – so..um bol, tell us the rest of that story, you know the one where you couldn’t wait to rape that woman..

    oh here we go.. http://www.byroncrawford.com/2005/12/stanley_tookie_.html

    9th paragraph – hopefully you will too..

  • ISAAC HAZE

    BOL = HOUSE NIGGA….

    READ ABOUT ISLAM AND STOP BETRYING YOUR SKIN COLOR..FAG

  • ISAAC HAZE

    BOL = HOUSE NI*GA

  • nocal

    Bahaha. Co-sign “pileofshit69″s post. I love how half the commenters today are: “BOL U IS IGNORENT RED A BOOKS!!!!”

  • Three4

    u should read more before u write ignorant shit like that, Bol…

  • http://ignorant jesus

    study history and learn that americans as way more in common with nazis than any muslim.. and that christian neurotics started the offensiv, that have idiot like you bitching now

  • fortherecord

    Hip Hop bloggers thrive on ignorance…..why should Bol be any different?

  • BIGNAT

    HAHHAHA YOU GUYS ARE FUNNYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    I have respect for faith and all, but for the most part I’m cosigning majorly for Fernando.
    I’m not sure what we are all so upset with Bol about right now. What, he said Muslims are crazy murderers? Is that the first time he’s said something like that? He’s just trying to piss Lupe off. Personally I find it a lot more fucked up when he hates on The Crocodile Hunter but that’s just me. Lupe aint shit compared to Steve Irwin [not that that's saying much about Steve Irwin...]
    I’m cool with Muslims and all, but only the authentic ones. I don’t respect those who use Islam as a political tool to divide the races and preach hatred, so Bol go ahead and fuck with Farrakan all you want for all I care. He’s a dick. Malcom X pre-pilgrimage was a dick too, and I think it’s sad to see people cling to Islam as if it validates them as a race. Why do Black people embrace Islam? Is Animism not good enough for a retro pan-african religious revival? Arabs, the majority of them anyway, are virulently racist towards sub-saharan Africans and want no part of them as a people. That’s what always pisses me off about the Islamic movement in African American communities. Arabs are just as bad as white people when it comes to racism! Stop riding their dicks so much!
    Anyway, if there is anything overtly offensive about this post it’s just how blatantly obvious it is that Bol is fixated on Lupe. Maybe he thinks this is the way to hit it big, by latching onto Lupe like a parasite and riding him for all it’s worth. Sad, sad.
    I think it’s pretty silly to get all up in arms when someone says Islam is a violent religion. Don’t shit your pants dudes, let’s just be realistic for a minute. There are some seriously violent components of this religion and that’s just a fact. That’s not to say that other religions aren’t just as bad, but come on. And that’s not to say I have an issue with the jihadists, I’d kinda like to talk to them and figure out what the fuck they’re thinking. I’m not judging them, but let’s be realistic, they do some crazy ass shit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Islam is indeed a multicultural religion, but it originated with the Arabs and I don’t want to fucking hear some shit about it being “incorrect” to associate Islam with Arabs.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Ok, this shit about Rey is getting ridiculous.
    Every single one of you dudes obsessed with Rey’s looks needs to submit a link to a photograph of yourself and if you pussy out it should be generally held that you’re faces are more busted than Rey’s face supposedly is. Otherwise why wouldn’t you be willing to show yourselves? If Rey is so bad, you should have nothing to worry about. Dickheads.

  • e

    Damn CTHULHU your comments are like essays. I know you want to express your thoughts and all but still.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    I sincerely apologize.

  • thoreauly77

    once again cthulhu has provided some etherage. pileofshit: did you mean “barely”? or was that some obscure malt-o-meal reference that i missed?

  • thoreauly77

    cthulhu- i dont know how to make a link.

  • e

    You don’t need to apologize atleast you say something worth reading its just I’m lazy

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    You tell ‘em, ma! What up, Thor!

  • PalestinianSis

    Arabs are a multiracial people, always have been. Is there racism amongst Arabs? Absolutely. Some of the attitudes are colonial, some come from Arab history (slave trade), some are just plain ol’ ignorance. But Arabs as a people, are extremely mixed, have African blood (some more than others, and there are plenty of black Arabs), and again, represent a variety of cultures, religious practices, and political attitudes.

    Some say Abraham was a Black man. Tell me, where do Arabs trace their descent? Arabs and Africans have a shared history. There’s been mistreatment, for sure. Fucked up shit, for sure. But that’s not the only story.

    On the other hand, many Arabs have been part of pan-African movements, and yet others have worked extremely hard to forge links with other oppressed groups, including Black Americans.

    Although not Arabs, Persians and Turks had a huge role in the spread of Islam (violent and not violent).

    Remember the Iranian siege of the U.S. embassy (the hostage crisis)? Islamic revolutionaries here let all the Black Americans go, and only held hostage white Americans. This is not info you usually get in the media.

    Yeah, so Muslim governments are fucked up. Yet the U.S. solution (after they’ve installed dicatorial Muslim regimes friendly to U.S. $$$) is to bomb civilians and people wonder why there is “terrorism”??

    Let me see some of you have your home ran up in and see if you don’t react “violently”.

    Who cares if Bol is just out for shock value? Half the readership of XXL are dumbass white kids who may not be as critical as you when reading this and will just see the same old stereotypes and misinformation posted.

  • Gumer

    here this nigga goes again talkin more shit…nigga lupes rich and you aint..stop bitchin you fuckin faggot

  • e

    I’m telling you Rey the way some guys here gush about your picture(no percy miller) you’d make a fortune selling them

  • mickeypikcyelsd

    im horny

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Thoreau, you have nothing to prove to me, since I’ve seen you and know what a fine piece you are already. Funny, you’re hot and feel no need to criticize dudes about their appearance, maybe that indicates something about those who do?

  • e

    I am good looking CTHULHU can I make fun of peoples looks?(lmao that someone would try and make rules about insulting others looks)

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Plenty of white people died in support of equality for African Americans. I wouldn’t dare say that Arabs out did white people in that respect. White people don’t get credit for that shit either though I guess. The point is, it’s offensive and disheartening on many many levels to people like me, who care about unity, when black people effectively say “fuck white people, let’s go be best friends with the arabs instead” as if they’re any better.

  • PalestinianSis

    Um, except there was this little thing called European colonialism that unites Arabs and Black people (and other people of colour and indigenous people).

    Don’t confuse the issues you have with people saying “fuck white people” with the history of Islam in Africa.

    Many of the slaves stolen by Europeans were Muslims. Islam has a long and rich tradition in many areas of Africa. The companion of the Prophet Muhammad (Bilal) was Ethiopian.

    About half of the members of the Arab League are African countries.

    Christianity arose from a now Arab country (Palestine), before there was an artificial separation imposed on the area – the links between Arabs and Africans are not just about struggling for African-AMERICAN rights.

    Don’t get twisted when Black people say white people. Try and examine why people would feel that way. If you were Black living in Amerikkka, how do you think you’d feel? Work on educating other white people about the history of white supremacy in the U.S. Be pro-active, don’t scapegoat Islam or Muslims because SOME Black people say things that bother you.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    It’s not about making rules, it’s about straight up hypocrisy and childishness. Actually no, fuck that, it is about making rules, if you’re ugly and too chickenshit to come out and let everyone see that you shouldn’t go around dissing guys like Rey [who in my opinion is normal looking anyway]. If you’re gonna be so uber critical of someone you better be that critical of yourself at least.

  • PalestinianSis

    *The bit about Christianity was an attempt to un-whitewash the religion. As Immortal Tech says about Jesus, “they murdered and stole his religion and painted him white”. I was trying to also reference claims by many African-American Christians about Jesus being Black…makes sense from an anthropological view. At the very least, he wasn’t white. Again, links between Arabs and Blacks.

  • e

    If you’re gonna be so uber critical of someone you better be that critical of yourself at least.
    ^^^^^^
    I am, but I still try an restrain from making fun of peoples looks(only cause I’m creative not cause I ‘m a good person)

  • Spark

    Iguess what’s important is that u have to”believe” in something Whateva that may be and to be good thats it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    So what unites blacks and arabs is european colonialism and that has forged some sort of bond that overrides the bond between fellow americans who grow up next to eachother and share the same land? Why should that bond be less important? Why shouldn’t we work harder to strengthen it? Remember, I’m talking about americans. I’m largely cherokee, do you see blacks turning to native americans for unity and support? They sure went through similar tribulations in early american history, why not reach out? Is it because, oh I dunno, they are simply searching for a sense of identity among the 3 major organized religions in an attempt to shed the subconscious and unwarranted sense of “savagery” they feel due to their ancestor’s religious practices and tribal cultures? Maybe Native Americans aren’t “civilized” enough to gain them the kind of image they’re searching for by latching onto one of the Big 3?
    It’s a shame that I have to state this mindane disclaimer, but it’s obviously necessary, I’m not referring to ALL african americans in this country, I’m referring to those who get all militant with pseudo-islam. I’m not scape-goating anything. Ah yes, it’s just the white people who need to be educated, it can’t be possible that some black people need an attitude adjustment as well right? Lecturing white people is the answer to the problem of black leaders driving a wedge between america’s black and white youth. Makes a lot of sense. You’d have to be an idiot not to understand why black people would feel a sense of resentment towards white america, but unless they are willing to let go of some of that bitterness and be open to the possibility that there are plenty of white people who fucking tear up in shame and disgust thinking about all the bullshit black americans have had to go through thanks to ignorant white assholes no amount of “educating white people” is gonna help anything. When someone only wants to see the worst in you no matter what you do, you tend to get discouraged and perhaps give up, and that’s a concept I think we can all relate to.

  • Spark

    Cthulhu !!! didn’t say something ’bout that !!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Jesus was undoubtedly not white, but he wasn’t black either, both claims are petty attempts at “owning” a religion.

  • Spark

    e Says:

    October 3rd, 2006 at 8:26 pm
    Damn CTHULHU your comments are like essays. I know you want to express your thoughts and all but still.

    that waz pretty funy no “Diss” it waz!

  • sandino

    Yo Bol, don’t you ever get the scary feeling that one day a pissed off entertainer with a short fuse is going to find out where you live and come to your mom’s house and beat your ass(no reythejedi)? On Tape?

  • Spark

    Yo Sandino i waz just thinkin ’bout something along those line shit i put money on that happenin i wonder the odds?

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Spark my heart is broken.

  • CHILL-WILL

    that lupe article with the sick uneducated ignorant remarks about islam is a travesty.how do you all let such a pig-eating prick write for your magazine,xxl should be carefull of the b.s. it publishes…..

  • Spark

    Fuck that really sucks.Time will fix it

  • Spark

    is that Johnny Cash on that pic?

  • VAgangsta

    Fernando…shut the fuck up and cut my grass you bitch ass nigga…..aint nobody tryin to hear your bullshit facts…..every time u on here u just say the dumbest shit….if you had any common sense, which u dont, youd spend more time tryin to figure out why u aint had no girl yet and u still beatin your dick instead of tryin to speak intelligently……like i said get your cousins to help you cause i wanna put some roses in front of my house……lol bitch ass nigga

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  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Yes that is Johnny Cash.

  • Spark

    I keep a close watch on this…

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Haha you mean my profile?

  • ss

    get a real job

  • John

    shut the fuck up you fat ugly peice of shit

    who the fuck are you? seriously?

    Blacks have been oppressed for centuries and you use the same racist and ignorant concept on others? Shut the fuck up.

    I dare you to say that shit to Beans, you fucking pussy. You’re obviously jealous of Lup.

  • LondonTown

    Co-sign Cthulu or whatever she’s called, anyone talkin bout Rey’s looks or are cncerened about his looks, needs to staple their ass cheeks together cos its blatently obvious that they’re gonna be a sneaky butcher in the future, ie take their meat round the back.

    http://www.myspace.com/nickocoates

  • LondonTown

    Co-sign Cthulu or whatever she’s called, anyone talkin bout Rey’s looks or are cncerened about his looks, needs to staple their ass cheeks together cos its blatently obvious that they’re gonna be a sneaky butcher in the future, ie take their meat round the back.

    http://www.myspace.com/nickocoates

  • LondonTown

    Co-sign Cthulu or whatever she’s called, anyone talkin bout Rey’s looks or are cncerened about his looks, needs to staple their ass cheeks together cos its blatently obvious that they’re gonna be a sneaky butcher in the future, ie take their meat round the back.

  • TheKman

    you a hating ass nigga

  • Mohammed

    Bol, you owe all Muslims an apology, that was a fucked up article man. Im surprised they even published your bullshit. Was this article an attack at Lupe, or an attack on Muslims?

  • LGB

    Islam a religion of violence? Hmm, let’s compare it to Christianity.

    List of actrocities committed by Christians for Christians

    1)Spanish Inquisition

    2)7 Crusades. One of which was mainly comprised children under the age of 12 armed with sub-par weapons to go fight in the name of Christendom. Needless to say, these children lost.

    3)Timothy McVay = A christian

    4)Countless reglious wars in Europe. i.e. IRA in Ireland. Protestants vs. Catholics.

    5)Enslavement of African based on the presumed inferiority as a species. This belief supported by the Church and the Bible.

    Quick question: How many Africans, not blacks as we’ve come to know and identify ourselves, died during the transatlantic slave trade? Any guesses, hmm? We’ll here’s a hint. A hell of alot more than any suicide bomber has ever killed!!!!!!!!!

    Speaking of suicide bombing, it has nothing to do with religion. it has everything do with socio-economic and political motivations. palestinians want to reclaim land, Israel wants to be recognized. Thus the dispute arises. One side armed with modern technology, the other with rocks, sticks, and homemade bombs.

    But hey I don’t expect you to know any of this, then again you are only some paid-by-the-column blogger. You have to make ends meet. I know the feeling.

    P.s. if you’d like me to continue with the list of crimes committed in the name of christendom, please feel free to ask.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have a problem what you said. If Lupe is Muslims, why are u spitin about women you want, wanting to drink, and n-bomb. I see it as a image problem with Lupee. Lupe can’t have it both ways or be two-face. WTF!

  • Meka Soul

    … and to think i leave this site thinking it slows down by night…

  • Travellin’ man

    “It’s a self-proclaimed religion of peace that just so happens to have a 1400 year history of violence.” …hahaha..yeah and christianity’s record is cleaner, ryt? oh and the and yeah, Islam is tha only religion that teaches peace and love ryt? hypocritical idiot!

  • jus1moment

    Blogger, Rapper beef…this really is sad…wonder if it’ll be on the next “Beef” dvd.

  • jus1moment

    P.S. Didn’t Lupe apologize???

  • EGYPT

    Bol is a faggit. he should be shot dead, matter fact, I’ll see to it.

    One.

  • http://jibran.blogspot.com/ The Deen

    Ayyo ignore that lil Nile Kid – he’s just pissed off and NOT acting like a Muslim should.

    Bol, as a Muslim MC from DC, I’d like to say that you were promoting ignorance on a heavy scale and I honestly cannot say I support that at all.

  • DJ Lucky Luke

    … I leave this site, not thinking in it at all… hmmmm…

  • http://fsdfsdfsdsd josh

    you’re a lil fag. stop thinkin about Lupe, you’re lifeless. get off his dick.

  • Dony Brasco

    The ignorance and bigotery displayed by this journaliste just tells a lot about the magazine he is writting for. Even the source at its worst never went so low by p^romoting racism… but i guess anti-muslim racism is ok… Ohh and yeah you’re invited to the white house next week to celebrate the victories of the war on terror…

  • Dony Brasco

    erd-turned-rapper Lupe Fiasco debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rap Album charts this week with his album, Food & Liquor.

    The Chicago-bred MC also landed on top of the Billboard Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums chart at #2 this week, right behind Justin Timberlake. After selling 80,000 copies at its debut, “Food & Liquor” scored an impressive showing on the Billboard Top 200 album charts at #8.
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    Due to missing information from “a data supplier in the retail chain strata,” this week’s Nielsen SoundScan reports originally had Lupe Fiasco debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart, #4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard 200.

    Lupe was recently named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists To Watch in 2006,” and has been nominated for the “Breaking Woodie” award, given to the year’s Best Emerging Artist, at the upcoming mtvU Woodie Awards on October 25th at New York’s Roseland Ballroom.

    The Woodie awards will air on mtvU and mtvU.com on November 2nd.

  • Hasler09

    lupe’s album was heavyweight the reason it didnt sell as well was that it got leaked like 3 times stop your lupe bashing bol !!!!

  • Afropuffs

    Lupe Fiasco scored an impressive #1 debut last week as his album, “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor,” tops the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. The Chicago-based MC also ranks #2, just behind Justin Timberlake, on the Billboard Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 80,000 units in his first week.

    Because of missing information from “a data supplier in the retail chain strata,” this week’s Nielsen SoundScan reports were incomplete. Originally, SoundScan, the company that tracks sales, had Lupe Fiasco debuting at #2 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart, #4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and #12 on the Billboard 200.

    “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor” featuring the singles “Kick, Push,” “I Gotcha,” and “Daydreamin” is executive produced by Jay-Z, Chill, and Lupe Fiasco who was recently named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “10 Artists To Watch 2006,” Lupe Fiasco just last week celebrated the debut of his album with an explosive MySpace Secret Show in Chicago.

    In addition, he has just been nominated for the “Breaking Woodie” award, which will be given to the year’s Best Emerging Artist at the upcoming mtvU Woodie Awards 2006, presented on October 25th at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. The awards will air on mtvU and mtvU.com on November 2nd.

  • http://villagevoice.com/ Popo-Blaster

    Thugs and would-be thugs aren’t likely to spin Lupe Fiasco’s long-anticipated (and frequently delayed) debut more than once, but if you ever longed to seek solace in a gentler, string-drenched rap world, consider this disc your primer. Leaked on the Internet earlier this year, a scaled-down Food & Liquor met with immediate support, heralding a new hip-hop subgenre where plaintive confession, intricate brass arrangements, parables-cum-satires, and muted bass constitute mores rather than exceptions—you can forget about dispatches on the latest celebrity wars or rap’s wanly manufactured machismo that leads to fun stuff like “Got Ho’s?” T-shirts.

    Instead, pile some Stevie Wonder on top of Horace Silver and Jurassic 5—as on “I Gotcha”—and you’ve an idea of how far Fiasco has extended rap’s orbit. As for that perpetual hip-hop debate as to whether an MC is better served by his beats or his words, the Chicago rapper is deft enough in both arenas that you could carry these lyrics around in your head for days—just try to forget even the brilliant two-syllable refrain to “Kick, Push”—while message boards light up with claims that hip-hop’s first truly great instrumental album lies embedded somewhere in all this.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    How the fuck does an album leak so easily? I’m just curious because it seems like that would be something labels guard against fervently. How does it happen?

  • roy

    bol if u dont like lupe say it
    dont try 2 make it out like its some deep shit about the middle east and what not all u doin is seein people repond 2 u bashin lupe and yo boss sees all these posts and yo fat ass get a raise
    u aint foolin nobody
    PS:u hatin any way cuz u would at least give props for being different
    even if u dot like them say what u want but at the end of the day u writin about this nigga

  • Zilla

    “They don’t particularly set out to do anything other than submit themselves to the will of Allah, but that usually ends up involving wiring some poor child with explosives and sending him forth into a crowd of infidels.”

    Yes, USUALLY musilms wire up children with explosives.

    Bol, you ignant fool! You weird, closet neocon braionwashee! Wash out your mouth with petrol, freak!

  • 7KnowTheLedge9

    Well, first of all, this is very dumb because Lupe’s album debuted at #1 on the charts.

    Secondly, he has the endorsement of Nas, Kanye West and Jay-Z.

    Third, there have been many Muslims who are super-stars: Mos Def, Ice Cube, Chuck D and Prof. Griff, and at one point, Nas, just to name a few.

    Though, the majority of the top MC’s were NGE: Rakim, Guru from Gangstarr, Wu-Tang, AZ, Big Daddy Kane, Busta Rhymes, Brand Nubian, PRT, John Forte… just to name a few.

    The fact that he used the term five percenter shows he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The 5% are: the Righteous People, Muslims and Muslim Sons, who teach who the true and living God is.

    He takes a little jab a Ra, too and Cat Stevens.

    Mind you, he lost all credibility as a HipHop journalist, upon his mention of Rakim’s name, like that.

    Most notably, he makes the idiot mistake of first trying to marginalize the man’s music as “skateboard rap” and then, at the end, trying to marginalize it as “gat-toting, crack slinger” rap; make up your mind.

    What is all this talk of WWII and Nazis and fascism? Nigga, white folks was fighting WWII and WE were foolish enough to believe that helping them would earn us equality, as if we should EARN equality from white folks.

    I say that, having a grandfather who is buried in the war heroes memorial, in Arlington.

    So, I know the stories.

    Black Soldiers came home in uniform, DURING the war and couldn’t eat in restaurants, where Nazis COULD eat, just because of their skin.

    Black Soldiers came home, in uniform, AFTER the war and were spit on, beaten, lynched, burned, tortured and killed.

    Dumbest part of it is, Hitler put AS MANY or MORE of US in the ovens, than he did the other group, which got ALL the reparation for the Holocaust, including a museum.

    Read the books, Hitler’s Black Victims and Germany’s Black Holocaust. You just don’t know it, because his beloved country, it’s history books simply list us as “Other.”

    And, 1400 years of violence? Nigga, be perfectly realistic. Black people been gettin’ murdered by the descendents of these Roman Christians for over 1800 years and they STILL ain’t given Africa they land back, to this DAY. They damn sure ain’t give US back. Then they got over here and said God gave’em Manifest Destiny and murdered a whole new set of ethnicities, Native Americans, WHOLE SALE.

    Lets also be realistic, North African Muslims saved Europe from it’s Dark Ages, not with violence, with Universities, Science, Philosophy, Agriculture, Government, BATHS and Religious Tolerance. These same people saved Baghdad and they saved Jerusalem from it’s meager governance and placed it’s gates under a system that allowed all 3 Abrahamic religions to live in Peace — their name: THE MOORS.

    Historical FACT. Not fiction, which he seems to be stuck up on.

    Even the movie Kingdom of Heaven had to admit as much.

    Arabs only make up 14% of the Muslims in the world. So, what’s with all the Arab talk??

    As far as the Middle East goes, the media is most unbalanced. You ever stop and look at the cities they’ve built? A bunch of sand-people couldn’t do that, these people are engineers, technicians, scientists, doctors, etc. You just WANT to believe they are un-civilized, by taking a few groups of people, as the whole. Why do you think, after being under attack for 5 years, they are only getting stronger and more technologically sophisticated? Some ignorant cave-dweller can’t make a weapon out of a cell-phone.

    As far as the cultural or religious side of it, most of the things you see on TV and see in history, only refer to ARAB-Muslims. These things you see and the ideas you hear people speak, are not a portion of Islam but, instead, have been parts of Arab culture, since BEFORE Muhammad came on the scene.

    The same way, Rome injected it’s culture into Christianity, around 300 AD. Council of Nicea and the OTHER conferences, there was more than just ONE conference to re-write Christianity.

    Not one statement he made has ANY validity of truth, whatsoever, with the exception of the fact that Lupe Fiasco challenges the status quo, when it comes to so-called “MTV Culture.” Which, is a culture that NEEDS to be challenged. Go the babies running around thinking nobody’s gonna want them, if they don’t look, act, or dress a certain way.

    Now, how can you call the NGE a prison-gang? They even have a lecture called “WE ARE NOT A GANG,” study it. Not only that, but this so-called gang, started in the heart of Harlem, not in Prison. Secondly, them REFORMED gangs, they didn’t BECOME one. Hell, any half-way intelligent historian could see that if it wasn’t for them, there wouldn’t BE a Harlem right now. Harlem would’ve been burned to the ground, after the people from his beloved country, murdered Martin Luther King, a NON-VIOLENT activist.

    The fact that the Mayor thanked the NGE, and GAVE them a school and was at one point considered an honorary 5%, tells the story. People in position don’t recognize prison-gangs, they recognize organizations, which enact a positive change.

    This fool even has the nerve of alluding to the ADL.

    C’mon now, does he have ANY credibility left?

    If it was not for the NOI, especially Malcolm, who despite the fact they only focus on his speeches, when he had considerable enterprise, Black people would not have gained MANY of things that they did. Let’s be real, the tactic worked.

    Gov’t bowed down to MLK, to avoid people starting to join the NOI.

    But, the NOI was the ONLY organization that was really focusing on cleaning up THE STREETS.

    NAACP, Urban League, SCLC, all that’s fine, but the NOI was reforming brothers who really NEEDED it.

    AND they carried the mantle of Marcus Garvey. The entrepenuerial spirit, do for self. None of them other groups were really about getting any REAL physical property, farm lands, barber shops, grociery stores, printing presses, legal practices, clinics, clothing, medicines and oils, martial arts classes, drill instruction and all the MANY MANY businesses they CREATED for THEMSELVES for their people.

    Of course the history books would try to over-sensationalize their rhetoric. Every religion has rhetoric.

    Now…..

    “I’m largely cherokee, do you see blacks turning to native americans for unity and support?”

    ^^Actually, yes. And they accepted. So, the sharing of farm lands is being negotiated, as we post here.

    “So what unites blacks and arabs is european colonialism and that has forged some sort of bond that overrides the bond between fellow americans who grow up next to eachother and share the same land?”

    ^^^ Um.. YEAH.

    People move by EXPERIENCES. And, we have a VERY different experience as inhabitants of the United States.

    We were/are not American citizens, that’s why we needed Acts and Amendments to “allow” us to Vote and function “equally” in the society.

    Still hasn’t happened.

    From a psychological stand-point….

    Colonized people will always have a feeling of, “they don’t understand” because, well, they DON’T. That’s just a fact.

    The idea of “oh we’re all American” sounds good on paper or in theory, but the reality says otherwise.

    You see these attempts to connect with other oppressed people, not just in America, but all over the world.

    In Brazil, they call it Quilombosa. In Africa, it was Fela Kuti and Kwame Nkrumah and Patrice Lumumba. In South America, it was Che, who broke away from Fidel and traveled and fought in Africa. In India, they are The Dalit Panthers.

    Even the Africans in America who sought assistance and refuge with the Native Americans, who, by that time, had been mixed with East Africans who’ve been visiting America in Peace, since the Cushite 25th Dynasty of Egypt and West Africans, who, in documented history, been visiting America since the 1100′s. Study, “Othellos Children in the New World.” There were Native American tribes speaking creolized Arabic and wearing Turbans, as well. The Moors and the Native Americans fought alongside each other, against Europeans. Black people and Native Americans, have always had relationships with one another and it never stopped. Word to the Olmecs, indeed.

    But, then, they divide us. When you look at groups, like the Cherokees, that got reparations, it says in parenthesis, “Except the Black Indians.” Wow. And you’re saying the title American over-rides, somehow?

    Um, no. America is like Rome. It is an amalgamation of so many different ethnicities, that the term American doesn’t mean anything. The only difference, in Rome, they didn’t try to pretend like you were a citizen, they just let you know, straight-up, you aren’t. So Roman referred to Romans, white males who owned land — they were the only official Citizens.

    But, in America, because they pretend to offer equal citizenship, American refers to someone who resides within the country and has legal papers.

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    Who knows, Who Blows…

  • http://DeactivatingTheWillieLynchChip R.D.

    Fire this guy, point blank he did not do his research. He is a disgrace to HipHop and black people, somebody need to give him a good beat down. This is XXL the #1 mag for HipHop right now and he hating on a voice thats positive to his people and the youth. Another blind brotha that has been brainwashed by this American society, I guess Crunk Juice was a classic huh? Go cop Fergie and drink some Cris. Stop watching channel zero “Your blind from the facts of who you are, from watching all that garbage” Flavor Flav.

  • why…

    Awwww….looks like Bol needs a little attention. For someone who thinks Lupe is gonna “fade into obscurity”, you sure like to waste a lot of time talking shit about him. Why don’t you try to write something worth reading? That would be cool.

  • Millo

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    Somebody give this nicca a bone please!!!

    DUDE YOU FUCKING SUCK FACE IT…
    GO RIGHT ARTICLES ABOUT SOME OVER SHIT CUASE IF IT RELATES TO HIP HOP BITCH YOU KNOW NOTHING …PLUS WHY DO YOU THINK YOUR SO SMART?
    WHEN YOUR REALLY NOT?
    NOW THAT’S A REAL TOPIC?

    GOT SOMETHING TO SAY?

    HOLLA
    AFTERLIFENTERTAINMENT@YAHOO.COM

  • Avenger

    Because of the black market and the mixtape game. Some labels even leak shit on purpose and play like they didn’t know.

  • SUPERMAN

    TALK IS CHEAP. BELIEVE THAT!

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    I still don’t understand who individually does the leaking of a big protected album. Studio engineers?

  • bad for business

    ALLOWING BOL TO HAVE THIS PLATFORM AT XXL IS BAD FOR BUSINESS. I’M BOYCOTTING XXL AND WILL URGE MY PEOPLES TO DO SO TOO. THIS CLOWN HAS GONE FROM FUNNY TO IDIOTIC TO OFFENSIVE IN THE WORST WAY.

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Spark

    bad 4 bizness dnt take it so personally shit bol is bol and that ‘s why we read his shit. so he’s an asshole but he says outloud what we think on the dl.

  • thoreauly77

    i think sickamore leaks most of the universal stuff; hes too busy leaking albums to write a blog, except for those 29 days (in a row!) where he simultaneously blogged AND leaked albums. now thats multi-tasking.

  • no spark

    Sorry Spark, I dont like that on the DL. It says alot about you though. The problem isn’t even Bol, but the people who provide this idiot with this soapbox. Bol is just an average dumbass who has a computer. That is about 3/4 of the world’s population.

  • no spark

    Sorry Spark, I dont like that on the DL. It says alot about you though. The problem isn’t even Bol, but the people who provide this idiot with this soapbox. Bol is just an average dumbass who has a computer. That is about 3/4 of the world’s population. pppsshh

  • almereyda

    That’s the most stupid thing I’ve read in a long time.

    I want to say that I read you every week and I don’t listen to Lupe, I’m not a fan at all, and I’m not a muslim, but your arguments are so dumb that they destroy themselves automatically.

    Islam is not Jihad. Jihad, in the original sense, doesn’t mean terrorism.

    Islam is not a self-proclaimed religion of peace that send children with belts of bomb against infidels.
    That’s a cliché and a fucking bad one at this time.

    Only some integrists are doing that. And it’s in a region of the world where life is just hardcore 24/7. Me, you, will never know what it’s like to live there.

    Next time, focuse on a subject you master, don’t humiliate yourself. you’re a good writer, but you’re definitely stupid when you try to be an internet 50 Cent.

    Peace,

    Almereyda.

  • illomen

    it seems the writer has his priorities mixed up. He would rather use this platform to disseminate hate towards muslims than to use it as a platform to make a change. THe funny thing is that before his black ass was in america, his ancestors were most likely muslims, either that or running around naked worshipping trees. Nothings changed it seems. Its alright, masta still got you enslaved boy, go pick some cotton.

  • http://www.lyricalswords.com Adisa Banjoko

    Salaam alikum and Ramadan Mubarak,

    I think it was wreckless and sad that Bol said what he said about Lupe, the Othrodox Muslims, 5%, and NOI.

    I believe it is worse, that Elliot Wilson and the other editors and board members at XXL have not seen it correct to take this down.

    I hope that ALL Muslims (of all sects) and all those who respect people of ANY faith- BOYCOTT XXL.

    Muslim MC’s/DJ’s etc., should not grant interviews to XXL.

    Muslims inside the Hip Hop community should always be against what Bol wrote.

    But we have to be against it for Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Taoists and others as well.

    If what he said were against Jewish people, or Busshists- I’d feel the same way.

    Until we get an apology from Bol, Elliot Wilson, and Harris Publications- they should get no suport from anyone who has respect for the true essence of Islam.

    Understand that I am not advocating any kind of violence toward Bol, Elliot or any XXL staff.

    The Prophet Muhammad said “The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.”

    So, I say we use our pens, our minds and our money to stop this kind of foolishness. Bol, I know you are know for wild talk. I know you like to push buttons. But this time you crossed the line.

    I encourage you to apologie. Not from fear. Not from any kind of pressure. But, rather, because you know it was wrong.

    Ma Salaam,
    Adisa Banjoko

    http://www.netweed.com/lyricalswords

  • KJ Butta

    You are a fucking fag ass dude Byron Crawford what ever your name is.you a fucking hater I hope I see you soon.I’ll be the nigga slap the shit out you!!I am so serious nigga.Jihadist is some serious shit to be calling another black man.Lupe is right about alot of shit he say.”they give the black man crack and things and give the redman craps and slot machines” you dont agree??i bet you wouldnt go at 50,cam,jim jones weak ass,diddy,or even kanye like this.you know why??cuz you a pussy ass dude and i promise when i see you on sight i’ma beat the shit outta you Byron Crawford.Feel free to holla at me at my e-mail addy i’ll give you my number my address and we can really get it popping for real you fucking uncle tom ass nigga trying to bring another black man down.I promise on sight i’ma fuck you up where ever i see you at bitch ass nigga get at me kjbutta@yahoo.com

  • Meka Soul

    >How the fuck does an album leak so easily? I’m just curious because it seems like that would be something labels guard against fervently. How does it happen?>

    2 words: piff pocketers.

  • MAI

    I wonder who wrote this and if they even took the time to consider why Lupe Fiasco hit it big and why his album sold copies. Whoever wrote it has a distored view of Islam. I also wonder if he is proud of the image women protray in the hip hop world. The author of this article seems convinced that Lupe does not stand for anything other than Jihad. It is sad to see that the black man does no longer understand the meaning of struggle in America. XXL is not even a piece of worthy literature… what difference does he think he is making writing about an artist who does not, according to him use the N word enough. The same N word that was used to torment the black man by the white slave owner. Does he really think he is liberated? Or that the women who are shown as eye candy in the XXL magazine have any stance in the real world? No they do not because at the end of the day no sane man would ever bring that woman home. I am tired of men telling me, a muslim woman that I am not liberated because I am. I know how I represent myself and I do not live on the validation of men. So XXL screw you and for all those who read it … think before you pick it up ever again. Lupe Fiasco is a better artist than all the junk that is endorsed these days and only a real hip hop fan would understand that.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Most of those brought on slave ships were not Muslim. Don’t get me started.

  • http://www.lyricalswords.com Adisa Banjoko

    Get started…

    In Roots, Alex Haleys ancestors were Muslim.

    I think in Amistad, dude was Muslim when they came and got him…

    In FACT, a photo recently came up of a slave ship. It had all these folks on it and it is the only photo in existence of the slave trade as it happened. 60% of the men are wearing turbans.

    I’ll try to go find the link right now. But it ran in the SF Bay View paper…

    -Adisa

    P.S. For those who REALLY wanna know about Islam visit: http://www.zaytuna.org

  • http://www.lyricalswords.com Adisa Banjoko

    HARVARD LECTURE FROM ADISA BANJOKO ON ISLAM, HIP HOP AND BLACK AMERICA. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 5%, THE NOI AND ORTHODOX MUSLIMS ARE IN HERE. CUT AND PASTE

    http://www.netweed.com/audio/scrolls.mp3

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  • http://www.xxl-mag.com dat dude

    First and foremost,get off the guys testicles!!
    Whats wrong with you? You´re acting like a hurt teenager on some rebell against your parents typ stuff, let son breathe for a second.
    Are you a representative for the right wing people or what, if so fuck you very much?

  • http://www.xxl-mag.com dat dude

    directed at Bol..

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    That still doesn’t mean a majority of slaves were Muslim.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    I didn’t say that no slaves were Muslim, I said that the majority were not and it was kinda fucked up the way you denigrated Animism and tried to make it sound like most African Americans should just accept that their ancestors were most likely Muslim. I am really disgusted by the way people on a big Muslim kick debase non-Muslim African religion as if it shouldn’t even count and as if Islam “legitimizes” Africans in a way their traditional religions cannot. I would call that racist, or at the very least very bigoted.

  • m. atta

    ha ha bol u such a joke u one of thise niggas that say “yassa boss” to your massa.
    u claim islam to be a religion that make people blow them selves up among innocent people making it sound like muslims are mindless violent people but let me fresh’n up your memory
    we dident fuck up cuba u did
    we dident fuck up peru ore nicaraguar u did
    we didnet fuck up hiroshima ore nagasaki
    we dident fuck up chile u did
    we dident fuck up veitnam u did
    we dident fuck up afghanistan u did
    we dident fuck palestine u did
    we dident fuck up iraq u did
    and the list goes on
    in islam there is a law that says, in order to defend your life and the life of your family ore all other muslims as we consider our brothers and sisters we have to do all whats in our power to prevent us from being harmed even if it means your own life is lost. thats not brutal but nobel. to sacrifice your own life so others gets a chance to live that beautiful. while u probably are the type that runs away from ur wife while shes being attacked.
    we muslims have never occupied a western country but your country is all over the world trying to control other peoples life
    and who is it that keep killing eachother on the streets of america everyday ?? niggas fighting over the crumbs the white imperialist nazi threw u
    we want to live our lifes without u being in our countrys
    it seem u forgot the way ur great grand mom and granddad used to be hanged

  • Killer

    Dumb blof,.. But you’ve always been a dumb fuucking faggot, you geek face looking bitch. I hate you.

  • beedlebaum

    Hilarious. You subtitle your “article” “an exploration in Islamic themes in . . .” and then fail to explore anything but your own anger at having someone call you out in your own magazine.

    You’ve become such a caricature of yourself that it’s almost not even funny anymore.

  • http://www.lyricalswords.com Adisa Banjoko

    Bol,
    I saw you out there trying to say I am at you because of Clyde of http://www.prohiphop.com . Now, Clyde is a good friend of mine. I know you have your issues with him. But you never saw me say a word to you over ANY of your beef. Hes a grown man and can deal with you himself.

    In all honesty, I never read your blog…Until the other day. I glanced at it a long time ago, because one of my potnas said you was tight. I was’nt really moved one way or the other- so I never came back.

    But once you start going after Muslims- I gotta say something. I’m at you soley for the sake of Islam, and the just Muslims who have contributed to Hip Hop. You can try to belittle my history in the game, but I have been writing about Hip Hop actively since 1987. My history as a writer and documentor and debator about this art is known.

    In fact, if you feel so strong…Lets meet in a public forum to talk about the flaws on your statements about Islam. If you think you can see me, come see me on it. But I’m sure you will duck me. Thats because you know your statements on Islam are baseless.

    So, you can play all the games you like…You can try to diss my faith. You can try to act like you are a bigger factor in the game than you are….

    But you crossed the line by attacking the 5%, the NOI and the Orthodox Muslims. I asked you in a nice way to make things right.

    You don’t wanna do nothing in that respect. So, I’m going to step back, and let the chips fall where they may. Take care.

    PEACE,
    Adisa Banjoko

    http://www.netweed.com/lyricalswords

    PEEP:

    http://www.zaidshakir.com

  • VAgangsta

    THIS IS THE STUPIDEST BLOG OF ALL TIME…..THE NIGGA SAID MUSLIMS TRY TO OBEY ALLAH BUT THEN STRAP THEY KIDS WITH BOMBS AND BLOW SHIT UP…..HMMMM LET ME SEE, HAVE U EVER SEEN THAT IN PERSON OR ON TV?? IF YOU HAVE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN BE JUST AS INGNORANT AS YOU…..THATS THE SAME THING AS SAYIN ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS ON TV SHOOTIN AND ROBBIN EACH OTHER……I GUESS SINCE YOU SO SMART TELL ME THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT I JUST SAID…..

  • Allan Poe

    Yo Bol or whatever u call yourself,I agree with you to a point about Lupe,but disagree with you for the most part.I was offended when he got in a magazine bitchin about kids wearing crosses in school but not being able to wear a kufi(when you can’t wear headgear period,i couldn’t wear my durag.)I also got even madder when in the song “American Terrorist” he said about christian organizations polluting water supplies to bring the 2nd coming quicker.Because it seems like he goes out of his way to discredit the Christian faith just because his religion considers Christ on the same level as Muhammad(just a prophet.)But i think you should just let him be,why you stressing over him so much,at least he saying something positive instead kill ya people,call our women bitches,glorify selling drugs selling drugs and being pimps and gangstas.As far as hating hip-hop because women were degraded,I feel the same,i hate cringing everytime ying yang twins or lil jon come on around my lady because of the blatant objectifying of women.But you shouldn’t just focus on him.Focus on Jay-z calling himself J.Hova(Jehovah,he even calls himself the God MC)and Nas(not godson but God’s son,he has an obsession with considering himself Christ hence the song the cross and the video for Hate me Now).I respect Lupe lyrically and for his positivity,I admire Jay for his business savvy,and Nas influenced my style.But these men i will never respect as individuals,and I keep it at that.Bol,I see where you were going,but unfortunately you ain’t get there.

  • http://www.lyricalswords.com Adisa Banjoko

    If anybody out there wants to talk to me directly- Bol, or anyone else…I’m at:

    http://www.myspace.com/adisathebishop

    or

    bishop@lyricalswords.com

  • http://www.myspace.com/qboogieakadapoet Q Boogie aka Da Poet

    Yo fam you need to relax with ya Outlandish Comments Comparing Muslims to Nazis and all that, If you go at lupe thats on you but when you drag Islam In the Picture you digging a hole, If you wanna keep it up YOU WILL GET TOUCHED!!!!!!!!! Fuck all the back and fourth stuff!!!! you thinks this is Controversy and its good fa ya name but on the real you creating BEEF fam and not corny ass Rap beef real life beef. Im a muslim and i dont Carry a bomb but i do carry a 45 auto. Now go write about that!

  • Othello

    I accept the fact that you are a half way decent writer, whether or not I agree with you dosen’t really matter as your column is often insightful. This particular one not only is a leap of simplistic demogaugory, but even worse you sound ignorant in your approach to sumize an artist you obivoiusl don’t like.

    Oh and what about the last column where you stated Lupe only sold 58,000 but got on Okay Player and said he sold 85,000. Well guess what, he was right. But you have the pen, I mean the keyboard and a site for which your opions can be heard. I just wish you left a little room for more factually based arguments in the midst of your ego driven posturing. Muthafucka (for you ignorant niggas)

  • Northsider

    “But that’s the thing about Islam: It’s a self-proclaimed religion of peace that just so happens to have a 1400 year history of violence.”

    Welcome to organized religion on Planet Earth? Did you just arrive here or something?

    Let it go. Your blatent hating is utterly pathetic.

  • http://www.rapforums.com Zeke Carew

    lmfao @ this muslim matrimonial and social network add at the bottom of the page

  • DANIAL

    your fucking ignorant. do your research before writing bout shit you dont know.

  • abu jihad

    yo who is this nerd byron crawford, sounds like a uncle tom to me, lupe is dope and islam will never be facist

  • bzurk

    we made the pope eat his words…you bigger than the pope..niggaaa

  • Politik

    Dear Bol,

  • Politik

    Dear Bol,
    You fuckin hater. How could you possibly put down a rap artist as refreshing and meaningful to hip hop as Lupe. Have you even heard his album you white washed, Bush lovin, Catholic molester? You better not show your face anywhere near any major city especially The Chi talkin that muslim hate bullshit!
    P.S. Get a job in the white house suckin Bushes dick you Uncle Tom.

  • Bash

    This fat fuck needs a hug.

    Are you that desperate for attention that you willing to write shit you don’t know jack about?

    Allah yahdeek.

  • KING

    u sum dumb fuck ima send sum bruvas to knock u out prick u ignorant fuck u need god. ur da biggest hater in the world p.s. lets start a petition to get bol fired all rapers welcome!

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    I don’t think Bol was making any serious attempt and analyzing or condemning Islam, he was dissing Lupe and Islam just happened to factor in nicely.

  • http://yahoo.com PRINCE CEASAR

    Bol..I really don’t understand your infatuation with Lupe..are you jealous of him or some shit ? So know u wanna attack the Nation of Islam ? Damn, u really have some fucked up views on life, get that jealousy out ya heart and get your mind right . 1

  • http://www.molie-mo.hi5.com molie_mo

    FUCK ISLAM it aint no peaceful religion thts bullshit nd ne1 sayin ohh look at christains the crusaders thts bullshit bcos we all knw tht it wasnt god hu sent dem ask ne muslim abt the world trade center this is da typical reply it wasnt good but its good it hpnd so dey can feel our pain WAT BULLSHYT send of urself to die for GOD? god cant ask u to commit sucide think biatches ne american on here defendin ISLAM is jus a disgrace cos dis is wat our society has come to…CAN U BELIEVE IT?

  • CALIMOVEMENT

    Islamic fascism….Bol you are an idiot. one of those sheep who follows his master(Bush). Stop using your masters made up words….

  • http://www.remarkablecurrent.com m-team

    Comparing Lupe to Islamic Terrorists is like comparing Kanye to the Klu Klux Klan. Islam has done so much for the advancement of blacks and latinos in amerikkka, especially when you look at people like Malcolm X, Asaata Shukur and many other Black Panthers and Young Lords that are now muslims.

  • http://www.remarkablecurrent.com m-team

    oh yeah by the way, it was under the banner of christianity that blacks were brought here as slaves and under that same banner of chrisitanity, the heathen savage redmen were almost wiped out and the niggers were hung with their families forced to watch, pregnant slave women had the bellies cut open. but that doesn’t matter now, keep steppin and fetchin house nigga.

  • youngfresh

    man i cannot believe that xxl will let this dumb ass nigga post that bullshit. i am a muslim and a mc and i know that a vast majority of mc’s, popular at that are muslim, everlast, all state prop, proof(r.i.p), all the wu tang, twista, cnn, and many more and for you to disrespect us and what we know is the the truth only adds to the fuel of the 5 percent teachings, even though i am a muslim and has no claims to no sect of islam expect for the praising of allah and the following of all his prophet(jesus included) for you to say that dumbs shit and for xxl to post it shows as much cats say they for the cause they still yes sir slaves on the inside, and you my nigga is a 10 percenter, you need help and stop listening to your pastor kufar, and read up on your on religion before you judge. salaams.

  • http://www.myspace.com/angelsometimes Cthulhu

    Dude…there is nothing wrong with attacking the Nation of Islam. Attacking the actual religion is one thing, but NOI is bullshit.

  • All of Us

    It is beyond insulting that an attack on Islam would come out of a Rap oriented magazine’s website. If Crawford and Fiasco have beef, please kindly leave Islam out of it.

    The mainstream media misrepresents us everyday with Islam being unfairly equated with terrorism and extremism and catch words are employed like “Islamic Fascism”, “Radical Islam”, etc… but now we are getting it out of the Hip Hop camp too? From XXL?

    Millions of God fearing Muslims, as Islam prescribes, practice moderation. Extremism is un-Islamic. Suicide bombing is also against our religion. The tiny percentage who harm or kill innocent people and call themselves Muslims have high jacked our religion and have succeeded in getting 100% of the US news coverage. There is no balance with the media, Very rarely are we, the millions of Muslims of all colors, races, cultures, etc. shown for our positive contributions.

    Hip Hop, the culture, with Afrika Bambaataa as its world ambassador, was always open to everyone of all colors, genders, races, cultures, religions – giving it worldwide appeal. Islam has worldwide appeal because anyone can become a Muslim – it is open to all colors, genders, races and cultures.

    Muslims have always been in Hip Hop. When emcees included Islamic themes or words in their rhymes in the 80s and early 90s, it was not out of the ordinary and fans sang along whether they were Muslim or not. No one segregated the Muslim rappers into the “religious rap” section at stores.

    I can’t speak for what the rap industry has become but I don’t appreciate the misogyny, materialism, sexism, glorification of criminal behavior, racial slurs and explicit content etc. that I hear. If Lupe is rhyming about some different themes and anything positive, and gaining fame…Good for him! Good for us! Good for the industry! Rap was so much better when everyone had their own unique sound, style, flavor and message. There was room for everyone and at least the negative was balanced out by the positive. Conscious emcees becoming the chart toppers will , of course, be a threat to individuals and companies who have benefitted financially off of promoting social ills and vices.

    Yes it is Ramadan and Muslims are encouraged to be forgiving – but how can one forgive if no heart felt apology has been expressed?

    I can’t imagine that XXL’s advertisers would be happy that so many of their customers have been completely insulted by a publication that they support financially. They probably never thought this type of material would ever come out of XXL. I sure didn’t.

  • Haroon

    For the record, according to Sylviane A. Diouf in her book entitled “Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas” approximately 15 to 20 percent of slaves brought to the Americas (North, Central & South America, as well as the Caribbean) were Muslims. So, up to 1 in 5, that’s a serious number. This figure is from a rigorous, well-respected academic work that you should definetly check out. It covers the topic pretty broadly also talking about the disproportionate role played by Muslims in slave rebellions in the Americas.

  • john cochran

    You must be tryin to get a bomb strapped mto your car. You are obviously not smart enough to know that ther are certian things you just dont discuss. And oh, by the way, I fuck with Lupe joint.

  • rich

    This was pointless…..try another occupation dude…

  • http://thickonline.com Jordan C.

    Wow, you really are a cheap Star (Star & Buckwild fame). Just talking out your neck to get attention and maybe get a better position than XXL blogger.

    You do know Dave Chappelle is a Muslim right? So, such a megastar of your beloved ‘MTV culture’ that is secretly (or at least nigh secretly) a facist muslim, as you put it, will bare the brunt of your ire in an upcoming blog, right?

  • http://xxlmag.com ace

    Stupid is as stupid does. The dumbing down of the “american” people and culture is in full affect. Always has been. Religion has its foot on the neck of the dumb ass followers through fear. Strictly fear. Give me your money or go to hell. No sex or go to hell. Blow yourself up or go to hell. Stupid asses dont even see that it is hell on earth already. The muslims, christians, catholics and all those in between are a capitilistic business who dont have to pay taxes. I am about to start and church and get rich bitch!

  • kb

    bol,

    You clearly don’t know much about Islam, so please stop writing about it. It sounds like you’re just another person whose believing the false hype about Islam. You being African American and taking shots at Islam is especially disturbing too, why don’t you save that for the neoconservatives? Your article was offensive and sickening…also, please note that so many of the original African Americans who were enslaved and brought over here by the colonialists were Muslims and likely forced to change their religion (or weren’t able to practice it)…read up on African history and the Truth before you write next time…and may God guide you.

  • dj

    You sir are a piece of shit! ! !

  • dj

    You suck! ! !

  • Alkhalil

    You are greatly misinformed about Islam, and since when has Islam been deemed the bad guy in many respects, many rappers in the game are muslim or profess to be muslim and..yes Islam is a religion of peace, just ask the 482,000 yearly American converts since 911, It’s funny how Lupe Fiasco is a bad guy now simply because he is Muslim….

    but seriously, are we Americans good? was it Christian of us to kill more people than the amount of people that were killed in 911? is it Christian to supply weapons to Israel to kill Lebanese and Palestinian Children? and it’s very Christian of us to ignore Black and poor people drowning in New Orleans. and lets not forget that when we kill in the name of god we do it big like using Nukes on Japanese cities,or killing and raping Iraqi women, and yes Abu Gharib is a very civilized test of our culture, who ever wrote this is greatly misinformed and needs to wake up!!!

    PS: investigate and write about why the government is covering up 911?

  • http://myspace.com/salutedagod kekemaamuni…myspace.com/salutedagod

    this ‘article’ is disgusting. byron crawford is sadly uneducated when it comes to islam, or the 5 percent nation of Gods & Earths or actually, ANYTHING he wrote about in here! what he doesnt seem to understand [as much of this lands bigots and fools] is that islam IS peaceful. its the few that arent following it closely that do henious things. he blatantly uses stereotypes brought on from the media and other half assed outlets. crawford is much like a zombie in that it seems that he doesnt think for himself. its so sad, really that so many stereotypes exist today. read up on it byron, then tell us what you REALLY think.

  • http://myspace Amira

    WOW!! Isn’t that incredible! As a minority and an educated one at that, I find it extremely hard to understand the concept of prejudice within the framework of another educated minority. In psychology, the concept of an abused person abusing another is a generalized and plentiful but to see this idea in play is absolutely marveling. This article is oozing with stereotypes, ignorance and a warped mentality about a religion that is practiced by millions of people worldwide. Your insinuation that Islam was raised with violence since inception is alarmingly FALSE. Get a clue Mr. Crawford; educate yourself on the religion, its history as well as your religion and actual motives for writing this blog. I believe that you have “a thing” against Mr. Fiasco personally….I recommend you stop being in denial and confess to yourself your true agenda. Stop blatantly disrespecting a religion that is peaceful and enlightened.

  • Huda

    man… next tym remind me to stik my head in da toiletbowl,instead of reading this guy’s stuff, ill meet less sh** then i did in this article…

    Maybe you should actually UNDERSTAND what you’re talking boutb4 u talk it. Islamophobe hater…

  • http://kabobfest.blogspot.com/2006/10/byron-crawford-slanderist.html Beacon
  • seeb

    wow u can really stoop low cant u. why dont u go read up on Islam then talk or write or what ever u think ur good at doing. rite now the only thing ur good at is bullshitting. its ppl like u that make the world a shitty place to live in. and as far as war goes, islam is the most peaceful religion in the world. name one war muslims have started. i bet u cant.

  • Sometimes I Rule

    That one guy did have a point about you never dogging on (do people still say that?) your hipster rock group bullshit, while obviously that crap is 89% completely unworthy of listening to. What was I trying to say? Oh yeah, that one guy was right about you only shitting on rap, but never on hipster rock shit. Hipster rock might even be gayer than most awful mainstream hiphop out right now

  • Sometimes I Rule

    or most recent hiphop period

  • Fatima

    Fortunately for u its Ramadan and im not going to stoop to ur illiterate self and start cursing. Because I can control myself and my emotions. I pity ignorant brainwashed people like u. People like u probably have the most unsatisfactory life to go and start saying things about Islam. U must have missed the fact that there are a lot of americans who have converted to Islam. Want to know why? and i quote the words the ones who were interviewd and asked why they did it. “I wanted peace and i knew only this religion would give it to me because of all ive read and seen from my friends. Now that ive converted ive never felt more peaceful with myself. Its like a great big burden was lifted off my shoulders. I love it. Simply.” look at all those who have converted. Do your research. Shame on u for being so damn ignorant. im so sorry for people like you. May ALLAH guide u to the right path. and i hope u will be the big person and apologize for going at Muslims/Islam like that. in the future do ur reading on the history before u write it down.

  • The Original Black Man

    Bol, your ignorance sickens me. Islam, black identity and hip hop are so interwoven, I bet you would stop calling yourself a hip hop head and a black man if you found out the truth. According to many historians on slavery, as much as a third of all of the African slaves who were shipped to the New World were Muslim, and odds are all Black people in America have a Muslim ancestor after hundreds of years of inter-marriage. If you doubt that, go read Roots, man. You can bet these people were forced to abandon their religion and so now we have house negroes like you hanging around, running with Massa’s name. If it wasn’t for Islam re-emerging in Black America and its influence on Malcolm X, Black revolutionary groups like the Black Panthers would’ve never been formed to pressure the white man in giving us our rights. Hip Hop, at its roots has a number of Muslim influences, such as the “rapping” of Muhammad Ali and how he rhymed to diss his opponents, H. Rap Brown and how he laid down the knowledge to the masses and the Last Poets, arguably the first “hip-hop” group, some of whose members are Muslim. Bol, you dumbass, did you know that African Americans make up the largest number of Muslims in America? Did you know that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and nowhere is it growing faster than in Africa? Go read up on how the people of Rwanda are flocking to Islam because it gives them the peace they seek after years of senseless hate and genocide, and how Islam is growing in countries where Aids is rife, like South Africa, Ghana and the Congo. Did you know that it was Muslim revolutionaries throughout Africa that led the charge in fighting colonalism in bringing about independence in countries such as Mozambique, Somalia, Sudan, Chad, Nigeria, Senegal, Madagascar, Mali, Cameroon, Kenya and Tanzania etc. etc. etc. I’m sick of non-Muslim house negroes that only repeat what Massa Bush says. Islam is the only native religion we Africans know of here in the Wilderness of the West, coming to us through Luqman, Bilal, Negus, Dan Fodio, and Mansa Musa. If you don’t know who these people were, do as the first command of the Quran says and Read! Nigga!

  • WESIDERRIDER

    what about jurrasic their all completely MUSLIMS. Now that cut chemist broke ..they’re all MUSLIMS. even the once 5% marc7 has converted to the SUNNA of ISLAM. Numark is persian and even if he isn’t MUSLIM he’s mgonna’ get thrown in the bowl along with all middle eastern people….so in saying all of the bol you KAFIR MUNAFIQUN MUSHRIK…are they too going to fade into obscurity?

  • WESIDERRIDER

    Jurassic 5 *, they’re *, saying all of that *, he’s gonna’…sorry for the typo

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  • Julia

    First off, do some research. Cite something, at least one fact. This is a blind opnion based piece of garbage.

    You said, the country is at war with fascism, indeed it is. You go on to say it’s “WIERD” to have a Muslim star or idol because we are at war with fascism. So in other words, you are saying all Muslims are fascist. Smart.

    Then you make the really retarded remark about Paula Abdul being Arab of some sort. This somehow implies she is Muslim?????????????? Real smart.

    Since Timothy Mcveigh was Roman Catholic, shall we call it wierd to have Roman Catholic artists?

    You can rip apart Lupe’s CD looking for violent remarks, reference to weapons, drugs, etc. I didn’t count, whether it does or does not have these references, let me bring something to your attention, IT’S A HIP HOP CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You work for a HIP HOP magazine??

    Utterly offensive GARBAGE!

  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gay+unit Retarded

    hey i got a better title
    Bol – A Hoe

    At least then you could get some money from other men. Women dont want that ugly thing with them.

    you’re an ignorant piece of shit. Get your fucking facts straight. You stereotype the religion. YOU’RE NO BETTER THAN THE NAZIS, and your fucking blog proves it.

  • Imran

    Asalam Alaykum….

    dude your an asshole……. do some fuckin research first because everything you just above is false and bias. Black Muslims MADE this country and your punk ass would be here if it wasnt for there 400 years of slave labor. brotha….. u is lost and u needa fid yourself and stop lettin othas guide you…. i could go on and bore you and prove all your points wrong so im just going to leave it at DO SOME FUCKIN RESEARCH and DONT WRITE IGNORANT SHYT and dont cross my path if u thinkin like that……….

    SOUNDVIEW STAND UP!
    PEACE

  • Mystique Scribbler

    I think we have to be very careful dealing with ‘brother’ like Byron Crawford – Obviously, he is an insense vicious RABBLE-ROUSER, HATE-MONGER, also a diabolic DEVIL advocate! Looking at his tacktics of hate-mongring, it is obvious that he is trying to excite Muslims sensitivity and passion against Christianity – just to make all of us, like the way he is, stupid, silly and fools!

    Moreover, if he thinks he hate brother Lupe for his outanding positivity which the like of sister Opra and other African-American ferminist organizations who daily vent their displeasure against the kind of misrepresentation of ferminism, particularly that of African-Americans woman, which is being viciously orchistrated and perpetrated by the ‘HIP-POP’ (not ‘HIP-HOP’) culture he represented; then, we say well and good! he should carry on, but NOBODY can change the caurse of history! The lesson is there for everyone to see – the assassination of Malcolm X and Luther King, the murder of Tupac and Biggy Small, the slain of Proof, etc, etc,. We can’t be taken for granted any more – by wolves in sheep coat, NEVER!

    Meanwhile, I wonder how people use the word ‘NIGGA’ instead of ‘NIGGER’ to lable ‘brother’ Byron Crawford. To parapharse Tupac, “a NIGGA is an intelligent blackman with a gold chain on his neck by virtue of him being intelligent, wheras a NIGGER is an ignorant brainwashed blackman with the black chains of mental-slavery on his neck”

    Brothers and sisters I think it is high time we learnt how to deal with people like ‘brother’ Byron Crawford. Certaily, he is not the first, neither will be the last to castigate Islam and Muslims, this kind of misrepresentation by such a myopic mediocre and dastard NIGGER would in future not worthe our attention nor our response. We are matured, intelligent and peaceful!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bol is a Wanker

    What a tool….i never read this guys column before but i can tell this guy is the village idiot. He may aswell wear a pointy white hat n burn some crosses…….the prat

  • Sami

    Damn Bol,

    I feel bad for you son. I was feeling the fire in my heart grow as I read your blog, but as I scrolled down your comments, it cooled as I read my brothers in humanity recognize your ignorance. I have never felt such an overwhelming outrage to the ignorance about islam as I have seen on this board. i feel more sancitity amongst the african heritage community than whites… I suggest you pick up a qur’an and a history book, and be careful when describing the history of a religion… The first word revealed in Islam was “Iqra”: meaning Read. So i invite you to Read…

  • joe

    Wow, is all I can say. Not only a true hater, but a racist. Sounds like a Fox News corespondent……

  • Razi Hashmi

    I am appalled to see in this day and age, with knowledge available at a click of a mouse or maybe even in books, that such an ignorant and offensive article was written. This reflects poorly on this man as an individual and XXL for allowing this man to publish such an article. As Americans we have particular freedoms, but with those freedoms come responsibility and particularly moral responsibility. However in this case, responsible journalism, which is the objective of all real journalists in obtaining and reporting the truth. This article is far from that, creating fabrications about the religion of Islam as well as criticizing an individual whom should be a guide for many in this society. Islam is derived from the action of “submission” to the One God, which in Arabic means Allah; and this action results in “peace,” or “tranquility.” Also the claim of being a 1400yr religion of violence is historically inaccurate. There have been historical communities of Christians and Jews living in Egypt, and all three Abrahamic faiths in Spain. Many Spaniards were under Islamic rule in the 8th C; Jews, Christians and Muslims lived in peaceful coexistence, until the Spanish Inquisition. If there was any violence over the past 1400 years, it was against Muslims. Study the accurate history of the creation of Israel. The Prophet Muhammad (May Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him-PBUH) said that “the pen of a scholar is worth a thousand times more than the blood of a martyr,” and “killing one innocent human being is like killing all of humanity.” He preached the same teachings of peace and humanity as Jesus (PBUH) and Moses (PBUH). Karen Armstrong, who said “if Christianity is a religion of peace, then surely Islam is a religion of social justice.” Racism is not tolerated and should not be tolerated in any society anywhere in the world. Similarly, the respect one should have for people of faith should be as important if not more. Religion is an identity and comparing all Muslims to terrorist is the same as comparing all Caucasians or Christians to the KKK. It is not a widely accepted ideology nor is it a denomination of the Christian Church. Finally, I may not know Lupe Fiasco nor may ever meet him; however I feel the right to defend him and my faith because he is a brother in Islam, and that is our identity. Next time you write an article make sure you listen to the music of the artist before criticizing him. Just because he goes against the grain, does that make him a Shepard or the sheep? Also proper and intelligent research should be done in regards to this subject matter as well, such as those below:
    http://www.isgoc.com/aboutislam/index.htm
    http://www.zaytuna.org
    http://www.upf.tv/upf06/
    Books by: Karen Armstrong, Noam Chomsky, Michael H. Hart, Jeffrey Lang and James Yee

  • prince

    Whoever wrote this is an ignorant jackass.

  • shukrlelah

    what a shame people can post trash and call it hip hop journalism. blessed it be this is the land of the free and you are entitled to your opinion, but before you speak, type, print, post. do a bit of fact finding. islam a 1400 year old religion of violence? you sound like the pope. when you speak about shit you dont know, you sound ignorant and uneducated. get out of grown folks business if you dont know. its easy to hate when you cant do what they do. may allah guide you the right way. salam brother.

  • shukrlelah

    big ups to all the brothers and sisters commenting on the absurdity of this blog. it is disheartening to see this type of prejudice amongst minorities, and its pathetic to see this man use the words islamic fascism as if he actually understands what they mean. did you just hear this on fox, or hear your president use them? it restores my faith in the people after reading some of the comments. eid mubarak, and a special shout out to razi for putting me on. peace. amirah

  • ether

    “>when he went to mecca it was the first time to call a white man his brother because islam is a religion based an love and kindness between all races and all people and thats why he got killed because of some ignorant muthafuckas just like bol

    LOL

    Was that before or after he used to turn tricks for white men for a living?”

    whoa..whoa..how you gonna throw rumors out there when the dude is dead and cant defend himself?

    In harlem you get the vice grip treatment for talking about x like that.REALTALK

    Im not even gonna write some long comment for a dress WEARING, harold ford ass nigger(bol) its not worth it.Cause yo bottom line BOL you are a docile slave your ancestor’s would be proud.

    Peace be upon the SAINT El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz

    as for you bol?

    Ill take the same approach your bosses(masters) at xxl do.

    dance monkey dance.

    O and yo the young boy lupe is pure.

  • Kuz

    Bol, first of all what an idiot!

    Islam is a religion of peace. i think ur ignorance is unwanted. lupe is pure talent, i loved this dude even before i knew he was a muslim, and i still luv this cat.

    may i suggest that u lean about islam and understand the beauty of it.

    malcolm x – great leader – a black american, a soldier, a muslim.

    ali – a black person, excellent role model ,and muslim!

    we all need to understnad other religions and get along, enuff of this bullshit hatred.

    lupe is sikk, the best rapper in the game. stop hating bol, he made it, ur just a low life person! stop hating, start appreciating.

    peace and blessings to all
    salaam

  • stop sippin the haterade

    The author is reaching for straws…seriously.

    Just because you’re tired of bling and titties in every song you’re a muslim? And if he were – SO THE FUCK WHAT? He’s muslim. Doesn’t make him a jihadist, just like being a Christian doesn’t make you a member of some cyanide laced koolaid sippin backwoods cult.

    A LOT of people are tired of the current state of hip hop…but the majority probably don’t even indentify with Islam…if any faith at all. It has more to do with the obvious over emphasis on sex and materialism in rap. its that simple.

    I mean Crawford, you just sipped that haterade to the point where it inhibitted your ability to think straight. I’m sure if you ask Bill Cosby, or whoever that pastor was years ago who led the stomping campaign on “gangsta rap” they’d say there is too much materialism and sex in rap too…but I don’t see them yelling “Allah Akbhar” anytime soon. Dumb ass logic dude.

    And this worse, like a chump move use code words like jihadist, just to throw salt on a dude’s name. Stop Snitchin. What are you GW’s man servant in a crusade against hip hop? And the “Hater of the Year Award Goes to…”

    I mean really, man how can you even consider yourself a professional writer…when they aren’t even an amateur thinker? Baby steps Crawford, baby steps…

  • http://shiachat.com bilal

    Yo bol, you need to understand Islam for what it really is man, its a different religion than what you think it is, i dont mind your rant against lupe and islam, but i do feel that u need to understand the religion better….

    Islam is all about putting gods pleasure before and after each action, each thought, each word you speak. And in doing that one needs to do inner struggle against himself so you yourself allow u to do that…inner struggle meaning…. the struggle to not let your income decide how far you go and how confidently you talk and walk, or not letting ur weaknesses make u do something against ur own morals instead of realizing ur weakness and still saying its OK, im human, this is the way it works and concerntrat on ur infinite stong points….or understanding that whatever happens, happens for the best, because god doesnt want anything bad for us and only good for us, even the tests that he gives us are not tests, but ways that we can overcome and get better, its practice for this world.

    Im sorry if that was wrong man, but take my word for it, islam cant be read about, u need to live it, you need to argue against it with ur actions, u need to go try it and then debate it and then let it go….and then come back to it when u need it…thats islam man, ur understanding of it might seem perfect to you but its superficial..infact even many muslims have such a shallow understanding of islam….and wat happens is…u either hate islam or u hate those that arent muslim.

  • Askar

    This article is incorrect about Islam obivisouly the author doesnt know anything about the religion. I hope he aint writing for XXL.

  • Dr. Coolman

    If I could, I would so beat you to a pulp. Burn in hell bro, BURN IN HELL.

  • azizi

    by applying the racist stereotypes of Muslims being terrorists and violent and whatever else this “author” spouted, he only furthers the discord between humanity. society is based on cooperation and mutual understanding. chaos is based on division and stereotypes. i find it interesting that an african-american, part of a people with a history of being kept down due to racist stereotypes, would go about doing the same thing to the new group that has become subject to so-called civilized society’s hatred… ignorance is not bliss. open a book.

  • moshmello

    plain IGNORANCE. nuff sed

  • David Tibet

    Lovely bigot blog this… :S

  • Amir

    Even though i completely disagree wtih him..i have to admit he did his job..using his ignorance he got a lot of attention…I have to say where did you learn about Islam…fox news?..Lupe fiasco’s Food & Liquor to me was the best rap album of the year..if you like conscious rap..(close second Nas’s hip hop is dead)..A lot of emcees don’t sell their first time around..i just hope his talent is more recognized the second time around…peace

  • bob

    Hes nominated for 3 grammies. i dont see an commotion about it.

  • Wasim

    Bol just been Ethered, both by the comments made here and by Lupe. :(

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=5114 lil rob

    most of the our salves who were took to america were muslims and ask your self why were my ancestors muslims, and how did i loose my true religion.

  • Mughal

    Bol, you just confirmed you’re an offical house nigga to the XXL mag…fuckin sellout.

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  • noliasam

    yo bol, paula abdul is actually jewish(albeit half syrian-jew, half regular jew), not Arab as you said she ostensibly was

  • http://www.singlesnet.com larry bello nima ghana

    The author should know that not all arabs are muslims and jihad doesnt mean you should put explosives into the crowd to kill innocent people.Jihad is jihad and it means fighting against enemy of islam.Not fighting with enemy who’s a christian or a jewish but also fighting against anyone who claims to be a muslim but he or she’s abusing the laws of islam.Thats why some of the some of the countries in the middle east are helping the US to capture Osama Bin Laden,he is doing what’s not good in the name of islam.But if this author will continue like this then he or she is not doing justice to islam.

  • http://www.yahoo.com larrybello nima ghana

    This author gone write something like this against Akon as he is also a muslim.Yo mr author you can’t ruin islam nomatter what its the first religion to exist on this earth.Don’t fuck with it or who ever practice it.

  • J.East

    The dude that wrote this article is a fucking dum ass. Lupe Fiasco is nice and its people like him that got leaning and rocking with passing as actual rap. Sorry Lupe Fiasco ain’t dumb ni*ga rap. The people who dont like lupe dont like real rap. Nas said it best and when you hate on people like lupe. Hip hop is Dead….Just get money now i guess.

  • jake

    oh your naive soul.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2011krunk Naz (south chick)

    #
    Fernando Says:

    October 3rd, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    Fuck Islam & Fuck religion as a whole…unless you use it to find inner peace. Religeous fanatics are hypocritical idiots that use their faith as an excuse for everything when they want it to. The whole “islam is a peacful religion” is a crock of shit, just like any other religion claiming it is peaceful. How are you gonna be a devout muslim with a record called “Food & Liquor”, & your ‘Boss’ has video’s like “Gold-digger”

    Those terrorist fucks are not our brothers N-Cred. Just because they are poor and brainwashed doesnt mean they would think twice about blowing your bleeding heart up too.
    ………………………………………………

  • http://www.myspace.com/2011krunk Naz (south chick)

    WTF I KNO YO ASSS DIDNT POST DAT UP FERNANDO

  • http://www.myspace.com/2011krunk Naz (south chick)

    MANNN FERNANDO YOU FREAKIN REALLY HELLA IGNORANT TO PUT THAT UP!!!!!!!!!!MAN U DONT KNO ONE HONEST THING ABOUT ISLAM SOO NEXT TIME MAYBE U NEED TO CLOSE YOUR FREAKIN MOUTH!!!!!!!!!DONT EVA SAY NUTHIN LYK DAT WEN U DONT KNO ANYTHING ABOUT ISLAM!!!!!STOP BELIEVEN WAT U JUST SEE ON T.V AND MAYBE READ A BOOK ON ISLAM SUMTIME???YOU LOOK ON T.V AND U AUTOMATICALLY THINK OH WHO EVER IS MUSLIM IS A TERRORIST AND IF YOU DO THINK THIS…….YOU ARE THA MOST IGNORANT PERSON EVERY TO BELIEVE SHYT LYK DAT SHYT YOU NEED TO TAKE LUPE’S SONG MUHAMMAD WALKS AND MAYBE LISTEN TO THA DAMN WORDS AND LYRICS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/2011krunk Naz (south chick)

    MANNN FERNANDO YOU FREAKIN REALLY HELLA IGNORANT TO PUT THAT UP!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/2011krunk Naz (south chick)
  • Fwish

    Lupe IS weak. I’ve heard better freestyling on the hiphop show on WBAI in New York. He tries too hard to sound like the random backpackers you can find all around NY. People who really do skateboard have gotten pissed off at him for making Kick Push and trying to do a weak ass ollie at the end of the vid.

  • Fwish

    Oh, btw, the Prophet Mohammed was the ancient Middle Eastern equivalent of a gangbanger, who commanded a good-sized army. You can also see swords strewn about in Islamic artwork, especially the flags. In modern times it seems like the drug and gem warlords mirror this.

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  • http://adsd.com Hip-Hop Lives (KRS-ONE is back)

    what the fuck is a jihadist mean

  • ciovanni

    “And his claim that he once hated hip-hop because of the way women were treated (presumably before he became a gat-toting crack slinger?”

    WTH
    is up wid you hatin on lupe
    i mean dang hes doing something good
    for hip hop when all u see on the tv’s
    are trash rappers talkin about shootin ppl
    sellin drugs rappers with no lyrical content and puttin a bad image on a culture called “HIP HOP”
    stop hatin on lupe

  • Thelonius

    Does using the term “Islamic fascists” make you closer to being the white person you obviously want to suck up to?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=5114 MyTwoCents

    The sweeping generalizations you reduce an entire group of people to in this piece of shit that you call an article, coupled with the fact that 1 out of every 6 people on this planet are Muslims, we live in a very dangerous world indeed. I will now surely keep an eye out for possible threats, thanks only to you Bol. In fact, after reading the facts presented in this wonderful piece, I’m surprised they haven’t locked Fiasco in Guantanamo Bay yet. They probably still haven’t realized how threatening his intelligent lyrics can be. Either that, or you’re just one dumbass motherfucker. Black people, afterall, aren’t exactly known for being very educated, with all the gun-slinging and crack-smoking they have to do on a daily basis.

  • http://andremauricepress.com Prolific Writer

    Yeah… and like Christianity is not associated with a 2000 years of violence, slavery, colonialism, and persecution (Spanish/Portuguese Inquisitions anyone?).

    Your ignorance flat out disturbs me. Calling Lupe a Jihadist just because he isn’t a 5er or NOI is ridiculous. Being a devout Muslim has no correlation with suicide bombings; religious fanatics and terrorists come from every faith. Some in this country have an agenda to exacerbate the tensions in the Middle East to try to create conditions that will force the 2nd coming of Christ.

    Get your shit straight.

  • Nom de Plume

    I’m sorry but how narrow minded is this article
    seriously go out and read about Islam instead of listening to some fucking idiot on the T.v.
    Dick’eds

  • rick sanchez

    this was almost hard to read it was so ignorant. this post was full of petty, immature ad homenim insults. and i realize that this post was written 4 years ago but if you seriously think (or thought) that muslims as a whole were to blame for 9/11 or whatever it was you were pissed about, you’re wrong.

  • Person

    How do you even have a job as a writer? Extremely ignorant. The U.S. is at war with muslims who don’t even follow their religion and make up “requirements” to impose their misogynistic power-hungry views on people, and who kill and torture real muslims so that they can get their way. The U.S. similarly was at war with the bigoted nazis and vietcong you mention, not the average kindhearted Germans or Vietanamese you meet on the street. Don’t get me started on the treatment of women compared to Judaism and Christianity. In Judaism men can divorce their wives, throw them out of their houses with literally NOTHING and they are still proclaimed as “adulterers.” In Islam, if a man divorces a women, the women can get anything she wants. Couples can sign prenups. Women aren’t required to wear any sort of scarf or covering. Jihad hasn’t been used as a term meaning a literal holy war for hundreds of years – my grandparents knew it as the internal struggle one faces to be a good person. It’s obvious you wouldn’t do this about an album with Christian themes, which has a history of being a religion absolutely intolerant of any who believe differently and acting horribly towards women (see: Inquistion, Priests) while the average person quietly disagrees. I’m sure you personally will probably never read this, and if you do, you’ll think I’m just some defensive wacko. But whoever does should know that ignorance might one day destroy all the great things about this country. (Also Paula Abdul is not muslim. She is, indeed, part Syrian. But she’s Jewish. Being Arab doesn’t make someone muslim, and the opposite is true. Idiot.)

  • J

    “Not that it matters much anymore, with Lupe Fiasco seemingly destined to fade into obscurity and end up the answer to some future mid-oughts trivia question about skateboard rap,”

    Two words: LASERS. PLATINUM.