The Official Lupe Fiasco Thread

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    I'm a fan - nice tune!
     
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    New track from LASERS

    [video=youtube;_FFVCU_Ydy8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FFVCU_Ydy8&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
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    brilliant!

    Sway is my favourite rapper closely followed but Lupe - so this is like gold for me! can't believe I've missed this until now!

    I love the fact that Sway is going to be on LASERS, really cant wait to hear that shit.

     
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    He's kind of annoyed me a couple of times recently but at least his musical output at the moment is good.
     
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    I think I like All Black Everything. I haven't paid that attention to the lyrics yet though.

    Edit: Lyrics!

    [Hook]
    You would never know
    If you could ever be
    If you never try
    You would never see
    Stayed in Africa
    We ain’t never leave
    So there were no slaves in our history
    Were no slave ships, were no misery, call me crazy, or isn’t he
    See I fell asleep and I had a dream, it was all black everything

    [Lupe Fiasco - Verse 1]
    Uh, and we ain’t get exploited
    White man ain’t feared so he did not destroy it
    We ain’t work for free, see they had to employ it
    Built it up together so we equally appointed
    First 400 years, see we actually enjoyed it
    Constitution written by the W.E.B. Du Bois
    Were no reconstructions, Civil War got avoided
    Little black Sambo grows up to be a lawyer
    Extra extra on the news stands
    Black woman voted head of Ku Klux Klan
    Malcolm Little dies as a old man
    Martin Luther King read the eulogy for him
    Followed by Bill O’Reilly who read from the Quran
    President Bush sends condolences from Iran
    Where FOX News reports live
    That Ahmadinejad wins Mandela peace prize

    [Hook]
    You would never know
    If you could ever be
    If you never try
    You would never see
    Stayed in Africa
    We ain’t never leave
    So there were no slaves in our history
    Were no slave ships, were no misery, call me crazy, or isn’t he
    See I fell asleep and I had a dream, it was all black everything

    [Lupe Fiasco - Verse 2]
    Uh, and it ain’t no projects
    Keepin it real is not an understood concept
    Yea, complexion’s not a contest
    Cause racism has no context
    Hip hop ain’t got a section called conscious
    Everybody rappin’ like crack never happened
    Crips never occurred no Bloods to attack them
    Matter of fact no hood to attack in
    Somalia is a great place to relax in
    Fred Astaire was the first to do a backspin
    The Rat Pack was cool group of black men
    That inspired five white guys called The Jacksons
    Eminem fitted in but then again he inspired a black rapper tryin to mimic him
    And that’s what really rose up out of Michigan, the sign of white rapper by the name of 50 Cent, ha!

    [Hook]
    You would never know
    If you could ever be
    If you never try
    You would never see
    Stayed in Africa
    We ain’t never leave
    So there were no slaves in our history
    Were no slave ships, were no misery, call me crazy, or isn’t he
    See I fell asleep and I had a dream, it was all black everything

    [Lupe Fiasco - Verse 3]
    Uh, and I know it’s just a fantasy
    I cordially invite you to ask why can’t it be?
    Now we can do nothing bout the past
    But we can do something about the future that we have
    We can make fast or we can make it last
    Every woman Queenin’ and every man a Kingin’
    When those color lines come we can’t see between
    We just close our eyes ’til it’s all black every-THING!

    [Hook]
    You would never know
    If you could ever be
    If you never try
    You would never see
    Stayed in Africa
    We ain’t never leave
    So there were no slaves in our history
    Were no slave ships, were no misery, call me crazy, or isn’t he
    See I fell asleep and I had a dream, it was all black everything
     
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    Okay, why are people posting all black everything and the lyrics?

    I just posted the same exact things on the last page.

    Doesn't make any sense.
     
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    Sorry, didn't see that :lol:
     
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    Is he knocking 50?
     
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    http://www.complex.com/music/2011/02/interview-lupe-fiasco-hates-lasers?page=1

    It's pretty obvious that Lupe's original vision for Lasers didn't end up being on the actual album (thanks to Atlantic). So I'll just listen to this record with an open mind and enjoy it for what it is. Comparing it with F&L and The Cool would be stupid.
     
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    thats a shame :mellow: but i'll enjoy it no doubt
     
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    Ugh. It's almost as though he's deliberately trying to alienate people.
     
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    Yeah. I rather he had just outed his record label and gave them tons of bad press rather than receive an insincere record.

    2 people changed for the betterment of their career.

    (Lupe [semi~ unwillingly] and Holly) such a shame.

    Still, I'll check it out.
     
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    LASERS!
     
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    It's not his fault, he says in the interview how he hates the album even though he loves it.
     
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    Well......damn :lol:

    At least I like The Show Goes On, etc. I guess this means I just can't give him the credit for it haha.

    Did they even provide all of the rap lyrics for him or just the hooks?
     
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    No, I don't think they provided the lyrics. He says they offered him things to rap about but I don't think he took that advice.
     
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    Eh, it actually sounds like he did unless if I misread something. I think the problem was that he was rushed because of his tour so he didn't necessarily have time to make a pure album.
     
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    He said his lyrical content hadn't changed but only the music. He talks about how on F&L he had American Terrorist and how he still raps about the same themes but only the music is different. Just curious, did you even read the interview? :lol: It's two pages.
     
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    I'm probably taking it worse than I should. I hope it's good anyway. Based on the songs he's released so far I like the idea of it being poppier, honestly.
     

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