You Must Learn How To Protect Ya Neck
Cue the Michael Buffer intro. In this corner, we have the champion, an experienced scrapper from Brownsville, Brooklyn, who goes by the name one-hit Hank. His opponent: You, a lesser-skilled, unprepared lightweight whose combat experience has been limited to Street Fighter cartridges. This could get ugly.
Luckly, Lupe Fiasco offers his self-defense expertise. Besides giving microphones lyrical beatdowns, the 24-yyear-old phenom is also swift with Samurai swords and holds black belts in karate and WuShu (a style favored by Jet Li), thanks to having a martial arts teacher as a father. Interestingly, Lupe's ass-whooping expertise has made him gentler. "One thing I lost when I was in karate was my will to fight," says the straight-edge Muslim, whose debut, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, is whipping elder peers into shape. However, instructing weaklings is a different story. To do more than just kick and push, practice these bruising tactics from Mr. Fiasco regularly.
Continue reading this story in the September 2006 issue of KING (#34).