Took it old, and made it new

from Lupe Fiasco – Audubon Ballroom Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Much of black music started by breaking conventional rules and combining genres to create new styles, Lupe is breaking out of the common “black music” by rapping about problems involving important topics instead of about money and bitches. In this sense he is taking the old black music style of breaking ruler to make music and making it new.

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