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Lupe Fiasco Discusses Collaborations, Retirement and the Housing Market

January 8, 2008 4:23 PM ET

Chicago hip-hop phenom Lupe Fiasco recently stopped by the Rock Daily offices to jaw about meeting up with Patrick Stump, CRS (his newish project with Kanye West and Pharrell) and the themes he explores on his excellent new magnum opus The Cool.

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Song Stories

“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

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