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Lupe Fiasco - Hood Now (Outro)

Hood Now (Outro) by Lupe Fiasco - on Grooveshark

Big KRIT might be my favorite rapper for the hooks, and a good hook is enough to fulfill Dick Clark's necesssary and sufficient conditions for great music ("it's got a good beat, and you can dance to it"). Lupe puts together some pretty great hooks too, though. And when he matches them with his best topical lyrics like above and here, I think he's not just the best rapper but maybe the most important artist in Americn popular music. Disclosure: he also makes the kind of authority hating statements (more) that are dear to my heart.

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