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30 Words of Music, Day 12: New?











At what point does a cover become a re-make?  A re-make become a “new” song?  Beginning with Modest Mouse’s mass-market indie hit “Float On,” Lupe Fiasco has created an immediately infectious hit single.  But what do we call it?  Hip hop?  A hip hop-inflected homage?  Or just a cool example of how, in today’s cuisinart of culture, it just doesn’t matter?

The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco