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The other night, Wasulu Jaco, better known as Lupe Fiasco, truly lived up to the latter part of his stage name at Milwaukee's 45th annual Summerfest. Not a fiasco as in a catastraphe, but definitely the bomb. The entire 40K crowd showed tons of hospitality to the Chicago emcee as they chanted Lupe's lyrics word for word throughout the Summerfest kick-off show. Lupe returned the love by donning a crispy Brandon Jennings jersey for the Milwaukee summer masses. After the show, he spoke on Food & Liquor 2, taking constructive criticism in stride, and Chief Keef and Chicago hip hop.
"I'm sure I'll have a conversation with Fest soon in the next few days specifically about that. He's a good dude. He keeps it 100, he keep it real. You need that balance, you need somebody to come in and say what's really real--and not in a rap song. In a very intellectual way. In a very meaningful way, which I think that's what Rhymefest did. As far as his relationship with Keef and the city's relationship with Keef, at the end of the day its been done before, it ain't like we reinventing the wheel or it's always been nonviolent or it's always been violent. It is what it is. Hip-hop is made up of everything. The worst of the worst and the best of the best, we just gotta deal with it and live with it. That's what life is about."
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