GQ 10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

By - June 18th, 2012

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

Rapper http://lupefiasco.com/” target=”_blank”>Lupe Fiasco is the subject of the latest edition of http://gq.com/style/ten-essentials/201206/lupe-fiasco-10-essentials-interview#slide=1″ target=”_blank”>GQ’s “10 Essentials” feature. The Chicago native, whose highly anticipated “Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album” is set to drop soon, is a complex guy. It makes sense, then, that his list of essentials is composed of the quotidian (Hanes boxers), unexpected (Hebrew National Kosher hot dogs — who knew?) and even metaphysical (see no. 10). http://vans.com/microsites/otw/” target=”_blank”>Vans OTW gets some love as well, as Lupe has been wearing the brand’s shoes for years. Even before he was named a http://freshnessmag.com/2012/06/06/off-the-wall-tv-lupe-fiasco-vans-otw-advocate-video/” target=”_blank”>Vans OTW advocate, Lupe discloses, “I was wearing some type of Vans all the time.” Find out what else made the cut in the list below.

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

1. The 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

2. OTW Vans

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

3. United Airlines

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

4. Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

5. Reggae

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

6. Dita Glasses

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

7. Tokyo

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

8. Hanes Boxers

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

9. Military Speck Camo Pants

GQ  10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

10. That This Isn't It - "It's a little more complex, but it's the idea of knowing that there's something else out there. It's very liberating. You don't feel trapped in any certain way. It comes from me studying different things and different people. Hunter S. Thompson said he would go crazy if he didn't know he could kill himself at any given minute in this world. That's the extreme example: that you feel that trapped, but to know you have an outlet, and that release that gives you some comfort and direction to move in when you're alive. When I used to live in the hood, I lived on Madison street. You could look down the street and the hood was literally fucked up. You had drugs, and prostitutes, and police, and these different things, but you look down the street and you can see the Sears Tower, the skyline of Chicago. And you knew this wasn't it."

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