Pop Pop

The more I learn about Lupe Fiasco, the more I’m not sure what to think is true and what’s not. I’m not saying the guy’s a liar or anything. I’m just saying. Word to Henry Rollins.

Take for example the revelation, in the interview he did with Tom Breihan, that his old man had him shooting an AK-47 and cleaning M-16s at the ripe old age of four years old. I’m not saying it definitely didn’t happen, because I wasn’t there. But at the very least it seems a bit odd, no?

And either way, it struck me as a rather bullshit excuse for the fact that before he was Mr. I Used to Hate Hip-Hop Because I’d Prefer It If Women Weren’t Exposed, he was attempting to present himself as a gun-toting crack slinger, obviously because that’s what was selling at the time.

Here’s the thing though: there may have been a lot more truth to “Pop Pop” than he’d like us to believe. It was revealed today that Lupe will be testifying in the trial of Charles Patton, his friend and business partner in his 1st and 15th vanity label.

Check XXL’s news item for yourself:

Lupe Fiasco to Testify at Business Partner’s Drug Conspiracy Trial

Lest you assume Lupe is just testifying on this Patton guy’s behalf, because the government is fucking with him because he’s black or whatever, it sounds like Lupe himself is being implicated on some drug running shit right out of HBO’s “The Wire.”

To wit:

Former Chicago Police Lt. Robert Grapenthien recently testified that a wiretap on Patton’s recorded him setting up a drug sale for March 25, 2003. The same wiretap had previously recorded the defendant making Amtrak reservations for himself and Lupe for March 25.

Ruh roh!

The cops also found a shiteload of H in a storage unit Patton’s wife was renting.

Look, as far as I’m concerned, Lupe is innocent until proven guilty. I’m into American principles, like fairness, rather than, say, just beheading a person at the whim of some religious cleric. But I think you have to admit: this one smells pretty fishy.

I mean, if 5-0 has your business partner on tape setting up a drug deal, and buying an Amtrak ticket for himself and you to the agreed meeting spot of said drug deal, and then they find a shiteload of junk in your business partner’s wife’s locker, how much more evidence do they need?

The interesting thing, I thought, is that the news item doesn’t make clear why exactly Lupe is being brought in to testify or what he plans to say. My guess is that if this guy is sent up and Lupe isn’t, people will assume Lupe was cooperating with the law, which is obviously verboten in hip-hop.

Again, I’m not suggesting Lupe Fiasco is singing anywhere other than a recording studio. I’m just saying.

  • kooll g

    first

  • Aaron

    First

  • Josh

    I hear they are changing the name of their company from 1st and 15th to 15 to Life.

    myspace.com/IllLegalEnt

  • Rockcity

    This shit is funny if it’s true. I honestly don’t understand this dude, first he seem like a real nigga who spit real shit then is a skateboarder and muslim as if that ain’t enuff you hear this shit? All I can say is wtf????

  • thoreauly77

    the war rages on. i suppose everyone has their little side hustles, like bartending, blogging, selling heroin, or even working at the big gay mart: ziss iss america, nein, herr crawford?

  • thatdukeSuave

    Hang wit a dealer, ride trains wit a dealer, of course people gonna think the worst. These “alleged” drug-money fueled labels always get exposed (Black Wall Street, The Inc.), and suffer even when found innocent. Follow the Roc-A-Fella plan: get dope money, get dope rides, get dope rapper, get hood respect, get signed, get rid of the gotdamn dope!

  • Young CAne

    ” mean, if 5-0 has your business partner on tape setting up a drug deal, and buying an Amtrak ticket for himself and you to the agreed meeting spot”

    Wheere does it say that the train ticket was to te meeting spot? Is this an assumption? A conclusion that you drew up because the wording of the report. And how is says PREVIOUSLY he was recorded booking train tickets (before the drug meeting was made)…..how could he book a train ticket to the destination point before the destination point was estabilished.

    Bol you just a hater. But i do enjoy your posts. lol. keep up the work.

  • Young cane

    test

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    After John Forte got caught with 31 lbs. of Liquid Cocaine, I don’t put it past no one …

  • Combat Jack

    Just watch your back dude. Seems like your favorite blogger’s favorite jihadist has some Verbal Kint shit going. Might juts really pop a cap in yer ass dude. Nullus.

  • yaboy

    bol, i wonder how many families you would feed if you skewered on a spit and roasted for a few..

  • Dr Flav

    1st and 15th? Come on every dealer know the importance of those dates. Riding the Amtrak? You might as well got you a stripper broad in a rental to be the dope mule.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Word 2 Iceberg Slim da most shady Frankie Baby.

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    Lupe is gully. Bol is jealous

  • MIAMI NIGGA

    Lupe is probably just a character witness in his homeboys defense. You dont take the stand and snitch in a drug case unless you have charged with something. Lupe has not been indicted and I’m pretty sure if they had dirt on him them crackers would charge him just for the media attention. Maybe Lupe was your local Stringer Bell, if so he was pretty smart with it. The Feds cant stand to see a nigga clean up their money.

  • Young Stunna

    lupe fiasco a drud dealer HA! The boi is softer than a hashiem treat.

  • these posts are racist

    BOL:

    “just beheading a person at the whim of some religious cleric.” Another racist ignorant comment…How about better than “being hung by a racist Klans member”. Again BOL, 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. You are going to have people do all sorts of different things in such a diverse group of people.

    Also, how ignorant are you that you write an entire blog on something you have no clue about? You don’t know the circumstances surrounding Lupe’s “testifying” at this trial. The article you cite discusses very little, as you admit. Yet you draw all sorts of conclusions and implications that are….baseless.

    Either way, your blog is flogged on another level. You discuss, sarcastically, whether Lupe is guilty of selling drugs. The article you cite says he is a “witness” not a “defendant”. So, again, you simply make things up, creat false implications and put false issues into controversey.

    Come on man, try to be honest.

  • Meka Soul

    heroin: that’s when you know you’ve stepped up in your drug game.

    coke-eye-eena = money for calicos & berettas
    heroin = money for laser guns

    i’m just waiting on rappers to start rhyming about pushing smack & acid now.

  • EReal

    Aaron Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    First
    ^^^^^^
    Yeah, first in line to suck some dick.

  • John Brown

    Bol,

    You should be careful, Lupe aint a dude to be fuckin’ with. He might go to your moms basement and make it seem you wanted to end your poor virgin so-called life.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    …Bol you a lame mofo…certain ish you don’t do…and you did it…im not saying you should get merked but you do need your ass thoroughly whoped for this ish…total disrespect…how you try and bring heat on another man…

  • EReal

    Well it seems to me they have plenty of evidence on his homeboy, so what is Lupe gonna do for him??
    Even if he’s a character witness, its not gonna do much. They had em tapped. Welcome to the Patriot Act everyone, where the FEDS can tap your line with no warrant or anything. Yup thats right. Thanks to the Muslim Extremists that attacked our country, and all you sheepole the government is taking away your civil rights one at a time under the illusion of creating “saftey” for you. You think there hasnt been another attack because you have less civil liberties or because they’re that damn good????
    Nope.
    They havent LET one happen again.

    But, I digress, sorry, back to Lupe.
    Lupe could be there testifying on his own behalf that he knew nothing. He also could be there to save his own ass because he hs been implicated according to the NEWS story. You never know. I would assume that a kid that has the future ahead of him that Lupe does would probably do just about anything to stay out of jail. Lupe dosent even claim to have any “street cred” anyway, what does he care??
    IMO, he’s snitchin. If you have to be depositioned, thats one thing. Also if it weren’t that important he be there he could duck the supoena, Ive done it before. You only goto court on a case like this if you absolutely have to, at least if you’re a street cat. I dont see how Lupe being a character witness would help this guy with all the evidence against him, and with my experience in court cases as far as my own, and being there for my friends court dates, I have to draw the conclusion that he’s snitchin. The world may never know.
    If he was smart, as I said, he woulda call Muqtada Al’Sadr or Osama to hide his ass in a cave so they couldnt suppoena him. Especially after all that Lupes done for their cause. Hrmph. *SMH*

    1 hunned.

  • thecollinb

    i KNEW you were gonna say somethin about this….it’s in the laws of sneak dissin.
    i know this….i seen Chili tell a dude it wasnt safe for him in the streets after he fronted Chili on some show money for Lupe….and everyone around the dude backed up or scurried off.
    if you see Chili post a comment in your blog section you may wanna really move in your moms basement ocky.

  • thecollinb

    MEKA SOUL SAID:
    “coke-eye-eena = money for calicos & berettas
    heroin = money for laser guns”
    ….with sharks attached to em nigga!

  • EReal

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    ****oa*s@yahoo.com

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Man, what the fuck???
    XXLmag better not be givin out my fuckin email addy, cause Imma get real pissed real quick.

  • Fernando

    Bol,

    It was damn hard to follow your train of thought on this one. First he was shooting guns as a kid. Then you talk about him having a friend that sells H and Lupe testifying in the trial. It seems to me that he is testifying and nothing else. Just a guess that he isnt the only rapper with friends in the drug game. I cant tell where you were going with this especially since your knowledge of the case seems to be a little north of ZERO. Im not a Lupe fan, but your conclusions made no sense & the post was as scatter-brained as you are FAT & UGLY.

  • Fernando

    Bol,

    It was damn hard to follow your train of thought on this one. First he was shooting guns as a kid. Then you talk about him having a friend that sells H and Lupe testifying in the trial. It seems to me that he is testifying and nothing else. Just a guess that he isnt the only rapper with friends in the drug game. I cant tell where you were going with this especially since your knowledge of the case seems to be a little north of ZERO. Im not a Lupe fan, but your conclusions made no sense & the post was as scatter-brained as you are FAT & UGLY.

  • Fernando

    Bol,

    It was damn hard to follow your train of thought on this one. First he was shooting guns as a kid. Then you talk about him having a friend that sells H and Lupe testifying in the trial. It seems to me that he is testifying and nothing else. Just a guess that he isnt the only rapper with friends in the drug game. I cant tell where you were going with this especially since your knowledge of the case seems to be a little north of ZERO. Im not a Lupe fan, but your conclusions made no sense & the post was as scatter-brained as you are FAT & UGLY.

  • Fernando

    Bol,

    It was damn hard to follow your train of thought on this one. First he was shooting guns as a kid. Then you talk about him having a friend that sells H and Lupe testifying in the trial. It seems to me that he is testifying and nothing else. Just a guess that he isnt the only rapper with friends in the drug game. I cant tell where you were going with this especially since your knowledge of the case seems to be a little north of ZERO. Im not a Lupe fan, but your conclusions made no sense & the post was as scatter-brained as you are FAT & UGLY.

  • rec

    ^^^who do you work for the “better blogging bureau”?

  • Pancho

    BELIZE SAID:
    “Lupe is gully, Bol is jealous”

    ^^^lmao…true, true…

    anyways, he’ll beat this case and get back to his bright future…

    His associate…all I would tell him is to don’t drop the soap!

  • FLIP

    LMAO @ Josh. Lupe’s not gonna like this one. Do I smell another guest posting?

  • http://ifux.blogspot.com I Fux

    Yo poor Lupe cant catch a break atleast if his album went Platinum he wouldnt have to resort back to selling drugs ohh wait…………Anyways the dude prolly stopped rapping about slanging cuz his partner was truly slanging and real gangstas move in silence they dont advertise that shit on that alone Lupe’s Gangsta> Jeezy’s percieved gangsta

    • mess

      It seems I find more ppl to respect around here. LOL. Real gangsters move in silence. couldn’t have said it better myelf. Express the truth and let ‘em know what it really is.

  • thatwhitedude

    haha great post bol…i’m just sayin..

  • Meka Soul

    on a hilariously deplorable piff pocketer-related note:

    “Elsewhere on the charts this week; Queens, NY based MC Consequence land at No. 113 on the Top 200 with his new LP Don’t Quit Your Day Job, which moved just under 8,000 copies.”

    ouch.

  • http://www.first.com First

    ^^ Roffle at ‘just under 8000′ copies. BALLLIIINNNN!!!!!

  • JASON

    Lupe new motto

    “The spirit of ‘snitching’/One verse will start jihad”

  • http://www.myspace.com/theanticorp SONNY CHEEBA

    Lupe got that work!

    and Laser Guns too… (i see u Meka)

  • DANJA29

    I keep tellin’ people… it’s never the ones you think.

    Shit would not surprise me in the least- the got-damn company is called 1st and 15th!

  • Cuban Link

    I have a theory too Bol.Maybe Lupe is the sneakest, most brillant man ever.I think hes really the king pin over in Chi-Town.Maybe hes just rapping like he is so police dont suspect so much.I think he runs shit like the wild west, and cleans his hands with rap music.I think hes triple what we thought the Supreme Team was like.He probably hangs a nigga upside down and whips him with a strap for not giving him the right order.Lupe=Biggest harbody ever.Trust me I know these things

  • Cuban Link

    Meka Soul Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 4:40 pm
    on a hilariously deplorable piff pocketer-related note:

    “Elsewhere on the charts this week; Queens, NY based MC Consequence land at No. 113 on the Top 200 with his new LP Don’t Quit Your Day Job, which moved just under 8,000 copies.”

    ouch.

    ^im proud to say Im one of those 8,000.

  • Dr Flav

    la mayo (lmao)@roffle. E Real spittin that realism. Lupe is a martial arts master so I wouldnt put the role of security past him, plus he got weapon skills. Character witness, yeah right that nigga next album gon be R & B after he finish singing.

    • mess

      LOL funny. lol. For real

  • Kevin

    coke-eye-eena = money for calicos & berettas
    heroin = money for laser guns

    rappers been talkin about heroin for years man. step your shit up

  • Pancho

    MEKA SOUL says:

    “Elsewhere on the charts this week; Queens, NY based MC Consequence land at No. 113 on the Top 200 with his new LP Don’t Quit Your Day Job, which moved just under 8,000 copies.”

    Ima be one of the few to add to that number soon…can we at least get him to 10,000?

  • http://www.myspace.com/chronikill ROX ONE

    “i’m just waiting on rappers to start rhyming about pushing smack & acid now.”

    D-Block has numerous rhymes about selling ‘ron.

    Diesel, D = heroin.

  • jacquez
  • http://www.msn.com King Ben

    Kick push slangin’ H? no shit! HA!HA!

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    Sounds like Lupe, is standing tall for his people.

    Only in the world of ‘BOL’… would being
    a man; be suspect.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    puss…………

  • LOUIS VUITTON DON JR

    just because his nigga did all this shit doesnt mean e had anythign to do with it. and that just shows that he can be as gangsta as the next nigga and him spitting positive just shows that he is trying to make a difference respect a real nigga tryin to change things

  • Hip Hop fan nr1

    Tupac Amaru Shakur: “the media’s full of dirty tricks, only god can judge me!”

    Keep your head up Lupe.
    Keep writing songs like American Terrorist
    Fuck the American government!!!

  • RisingSon

    hahaha…Bol, you are tha epitome of tabloid journalists…get tha fuck off XXL and go ryt about britney in tha Post or summin’…the case you stated and the case you cited are completely different stop tryna mislead people…Lupe is a witness not defendant…that means all he has to say is what he saw or heard… Lupe reps west side chi-town and I don’t think he’ll be snitchin’ anytime soon…especially on chili. F’N'F U-P! mu’fuckas.