Lupe & N.E.R.D. Complex Cover Stories & Shoots

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The Lupe and N.E.R.D. cover stories from this month’s Style & Design issue of Complex are now online for your perusal. Here’s a small excerpt from the Lupe jawn, then hit the jump for some links.

So when you have a song like “Dumb It Down,” does that seem contradictory? It seemed like you were trying to reach a certain…demographic, right?
Lupe Fiasco: The dumb-ass niggas in the hood.

So you think that was the best way to talk to them?
Lupe Fiasco: [Laughs.]

Because I’ve heard people who are “dumb- ass niggas in the hood” be like, “I feel like he’s talking down to me,” like, “Why not just be on some Tupac shit and go straight at me?”

Lupe Fiasco: Tupac went over people’s heads, too.


Cover stories:

Lupe Fiasco’s Cool World

N.E.R.D. Nose What’s Up

Videos:

Lupe Behind The Scenes Video

Lupe Video Interview

NERD Behind The Scenes Video

KAWS Talks NERD Collabo Video


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57 Responses to “Lupe & N.E.R.D. Complex Cover Stories & Shoots”

  1. COCCA88crazy88SINCE88 Says:

    MIAMI Viiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice…

  2. Latarian Milton Says:

    the cool

  3. cOLD Says:

    What’s the difference in married life compared to long term relationship?
    ^^^
    You cant boogie when ever you fee like it…

    ^pretty much.

  4. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # RIGZ Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    # Mark Twain Fame Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    *stays ass’d up*

    ^^^^^

    WTF?!?!

    ^^^

    LOL. just actin a donkey rigz it’s all good…a funny lil term I made up yesterday about those real life fuck boys that go brokeback.

    ###########################################

    yeah I really dont get this mentality that mike has…he wanna be humble, grown up, all that but then he wanna fight or “bang bang” with Boi…

    this shit…Hip Hop is really starting to get annoying with the rap beefs and ego’s.

    jeezus no other genre has this much bullshit in it.

    FUCK HIM IN DE ASS, MAKE HIM HUMBILE!

  5. RIGZ Says:

    those real life fuck boys that go brokeback.

    ^^^

    *Dies while disgusted*

  6. cOLD Says:

    yeah I really dont get this mentality that mike has…he wanna be humble, grown up, all that but then he wanna fight or “bang bang” with Boi…

    this shit…Hip Hop is really starting to get annoying with the rap beefs and ego’s.

    jeezus no other genre has this much bullshit in it.

    FUCK HIM IN DE ASS, MAKE HIM HUMBILE!

    ^i could of sworn i heard him say record for record

  7. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # RIGZ Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    those real life fuck boys that go brokeback.

    ^^^

    *Dies while disgusted*

    ^^^

    ha my prose for the past few days has been on point and esp disgustin…lol.

  8. D_Block_4_life Says:

    what does bleek do? i cant see it at work…

  9. green eyes Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    What’s the difference in married life compared to long term relationship?
    ^^^
    You cant boogie when ever you fee like it…

    ^pretty much.

    ^ eh.. technically you can boogie anytime you want to boogie regardless of the situation. the real difference is in your taxes and legal issues. also it takes a real adult to choose marriage. buy depending on your state and the length of your “long term” relationship, it could still be considered common law marriage so some of the legal claims apply.

  10. nation Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9coKXWDMhog

  11. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ^ eh.. technically you can boogie anytime you want to boogie regardless of the situation. the real difference is in your taxes and legal issues. also it takes a real adult to choose marriage. buy depending on your state and the length of your “long term” relationship, it could still be considered common law marriage so some of the legal claims apply.

    ***True, indeed…well said- I just hit 10 yrs this month (no R. Kelly)…

  12. D_Block_4_life Says:

    @ Greenz

    Yeah your right, im was just getting right to the point…

  13. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    ^i could of sworn i heard him say record for record

    ^^^

    yeah I heard that but then I heard that shit about see you in person after church type of shit…like come see me.

  14. sleep Says:

    I don’t even think ima get engaged. If I she’s the one ima just marry her why waste time.

  15. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    The Lupe and N.E.R.D. cover stories from this month’s Style & Design issue of Complex are now online for your perusal. Here’s a small excerpt from the Lupe jawn

    ***Never noticed Eskay using the term “jawn” before this…

  16. D_Block_4_life Says:

    *Blogs from the perspective of Donnie Darko*

  17. Hatrick Swayze Says:

    I am going to Vegas for labor day weekend with the wifey…..if I am drunk enough I might do a drive-thru marriage jawn

  18. D_Block_4_life Says:

    I don’t even think ima get engaged. If I she’s the one ima just marry her why waste time.
    ^^^
    Read carefully, *faces falls off*

  19. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    sleep, no shots fired, but you seem to be getting a lot of relationship advice from Nah- these niggas are animals, lol (none)….niggas might me setting you up just to see what happens, on some “the SIMS” shit, lol…

  20. Rockabye Says:

    Rockabye is 19 in a long term relationship??? Nigga you better get out of that
    ^
    First off, I’m white, so if you’re cool with calling me that, fine, but don’t expect me to respond in kind.

    Second, I’m 18.

    Third, I really like this girl. I could wife this girl. And yeah, I know it’s a choice of new vs. old vagina (c) Chris Rock, but…

  21. D_Block_4_life Says:

    I don’t even think ima get engaged. If I she’s the one ima just marry her why waste time.
    ^^^
    Read carefully, *face falls off*

  22. cOLD Says:

    eh.. technically you can boogie anytime you want to boogie regardless of the situation. the real difference is in your taxes and legal issues. also it takes a real adult to choose marriage. buy depending on your state and the length of your “long term” relationship, it could still be considered common law marriage so some of the legal claims apply.

    ^if you’re married and take your vows seriously, you’re more likely to work through the smaller trivial shit, you’d usually bounce on.

  23. Hatrick Swayze Says:

    *listens to Coollllllll(c)Chea*

    *goes so far overhead*

    *Looks around*

    *falls asleep during Paris,Tokyo*

  24. green eyes Says:

    # sleep Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I don’t even think ima get engaged. If I she’s the one ima just marry her why waste time.

    ^ amen. then save money and go to vegas or the courthouse.

  25. sleep Says:

    I might ask her to move in with me cause the economy is fucked up and foreclosure is not a option.

  26. pockets Says:

    BIG UPS ESKO BIG UPS

  27. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    First off, I’m white, so if you’re cool with calling me that, fine, but don’t expect me to respond in kind.

    ^^^

    slow down CRACKA!

    WHITE POWER!

  28. cOLD Says:

    I don’t even think ima get engaged. If I she’s the one ima just marry her why waste time.

    ^ I know what sleep is dealing with, this nigga is tired of running up in these broads raw, and scared of getting that monster. He Come to terms with your animal self and realized that he cant stop ravishing poon dolo, and needs a wifey to put the breaks on shit. I say go for it

  29. JMack Says:

    and youre TOTALLY gonna bypass the Cassie photoshoot?

    COME ON!!!!

  30. pockets Says:

    *goes so far overhead*

    ^*plays some regaetton for my nig fux*

  31. Hatrick Swayze Says:

    Yo I got a thought for you Rockabye, when I say nigga it has nothing to do with the color of your or my skin, second I kick game to the young’ns like this “Fuck about 20 pussy’s See which one fits your dick the best and make sure her attitude also fits yours, then you got your winner” 20 pussy’s is give or take, but atleast 10 pussy’s no less.

  32. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Third, I really like this girl. I could wife this girl. And yeah, I know it’s a choice of new vs. old vagina (c) Chris Rock, but…

    @ Rockabye- take ya time though (none)…what rocks your world at 18 isn’t necessarily what’s gonna float your boat for life (never that)- word to this ghetto ass Puerto Rican chick @ “Up Against the Wall” in Wheaton Plaza, who i thought was the baddest female to ever walk the earth, but, looking back at flicks from that era, she kinda looked like a redbone pterodactyl…

  33. Rockabye Says:

    slow down CRACKA!

    WHITE POWER!
    ^
    This is why I don’t talk about it.

  34. D_Block_4_life Says:

    The cleaning lady is creepy B, shes like a 55 year russian women that looks like Mrs. Trenchpull……

  35. cOLD Says:

    damn Kiss murked that freestyle

  36. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    Third, I really like this girl. I could wife this girl. And yeah, I know it’s a choice of new vs. old vagina (c) Chris Rock, but…

    ^^^

    how long you been with the chick and do you know her from High School?…also either one of you guys goin to college?…shit makes a big difference.

    #############################################

    sleep, no shots fired, but you seem to be getting a lot of relationship advice from Nah- these niggas are animals, lol (none)….niggas might me setting you up just to see what happens, on some “the SIMS” shit, lol

    ^^^

    *thinks of sleep with the green diamond on above his head*

    *makes him pour eat pop rocks and drink a gallon of coca-cola while jump roping*

  37. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # D_Block_4_life Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    The cleaning lady is creepy B, shes like a 55 year russian women that looks like Mrs. Trenchpull……

    ^^^

    smash that son!

  38. COCCA88crazy88SINCE88 Says:

    Rockabye Says:

    August 1st, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    Rockabye is 19 in a long term relationship??? Nigga you better get out of that
    ^
    First off, I’m white, so if you’re cool with calling me that, fine, but don’t expect me to respond in kind.

    Second, I’m 18.

    Third, I really like this girl. I could wife this girl. And yeah, I know it’s a choice of new vs. old vagina (c) Chris Rock, but…

    ^^^
    “Nigga” u ate the pussy yet?

  39. Rockabye Says:

    I fly like paper
    Get high like planes
    Pineapple Express
    Coming out in five days

  40. green eyes Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t even think ima get engaged. If I she’s the one ima just marry her why waste time.

    ^ I know what sleep is dealing with, this nigga is tired of running up in these broads raw, and scared of getting that monster. He Come to terms with your animal self and realized that he cant stop ravishing poon dolo, and needs a wifey to put the breaks on shit. I say go for it

    ^ i had that thought fleetingly with the last fella. then i realized that i couldnt really stand him .

  41. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # Rockabye Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    slow down CRACKA!

    WHITE POWER!
    ^
    This is why I don’t talk about it.

    ^^^

    don’t worry homie…I’m a YT too.

    *sarcasm and smartassness goes right over your head*

    jokes son jokes.

    Welcome to Nah.

  42. Rockabye Says:

    Little Steve Smith stays g’d up:

    Carolina Panthers cornerback Ken Lucas was carted off the field with an ice pack above his left eye Friday after a fight with teammate Steve Smith.

    The melee came while most starters were on the sidelines during a special teams drill at training camp. It was unclear what provoked the fight. Several players and coach John Fox rushed to both players. Fox tried to separate the two, but it took linebacker Jon Beason to pull Smith off Lucas.

  43. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # Rockabye Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I fly like paper
    Get high like planes
    Pineapple Express
    Coming out in five days

    ^^^

    saw that shit Wens nite with MissTF shit was top notch. def go see it bro.

  44. pockets Says:

    if u want ur relationship ruined, listened to these nigs on nah right. or listen to me: if u like her, dont smash. yet. u have to walk it out. these dweebs on nr will jump into any poon they can get cuz they used to be picked last in kickball

  45. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    “Nigga” u ate the pussy yet?

    ^^^

    *falls out of chair*

    *ghostrides the roast beef curtains*

  46. Hatrick Swayze Says:

    I got this little cousin he is 17 and he is a bonafide futbol player(dont want to mention his name). but he stay around grown dudes and he is turning into a monster, banging half his high school(strapped I made sure of that). *smiles at job well done*

  47. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # pockets Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    if u want ur relationship ruined, listened to these nigs on nah right. or listen to me: if u like her, dont smash. yet. u have to walk it out. these dweebs on nr will jump into any poon they can get cuz they used to be picked last in kickball

    ^^^

    this muthafucka right here…

  48. Hatrick Swayze Says:

    Steve Smith is that ruthless little nigga

  49. green eyes Says:

    lol @ fux teaching someone to wrap it up

  50. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t even think ima get engaged. If I she’s the one ima just marry her why waste time.

    ^ I know what sleep is dealing with, this nigga is tired of running up in these broads raw, and scared of getting that monster. He Come to terms with your animal self and realized that he cant stop ravishing poon dolo, and needs a wifey to put the breaks on shit. I say go for it

    ^^^

    true true (c) Budweiser

  51. Ghost Writer Says:

    Big up Big up it’s a stick up stick up

  52. eskay Says:

    >>and youre TOTALLY gonna bypass the Cassie photoshoot?

    relax, its not up yet. not that I’m gonna post it anyway.

    Concreteloop is that way ~~~~~>

  53. COCCA88crazy88SINCE88 Says:

    green eyes Says:

    August 1st, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    lol @ fux teaching someone to wrap it up

    ^^^
    Kna’mean! this niga the KING of eata bitch ass.

  54. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    YAP THAT FOOL!

    KIDNAP THAT FOOL!

  55. Rockabye Says:

    “Nigga” u ate the pussy yet?
    ^
    We’ve been together for two years. Make your own assumptions.

  56. G7 Says:

    those are some wack covers

  57. Loud.com Blogs Says:

    […] New York, NY (August 1, 2008) – Spotted at Nahright. The Windy City son Lupe Fiasco and VA favorites N.E.R.D. share covers on this month’s Complex Magazine in honor of the rag’s Style & Design issue. Peep the embeds and links below. […]

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