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Lupe Returns To Create A Fiasco
Lasers - Lupe Fiasco
Member Name: bhayanid
Lasers - Lupe Fiasco
Advantages: Excellent lyrics and flow
Disadvantages: None worth mentioning
Lupe Fiasco returns here with his long awaited album Laser. Lupe Fiasco has become one of the biggest rappers in the world, and this album went straight in at No1 in the US and sold over 200,000 copies in the first week. It is quite interesting that Lupe himself has said that he hates many elements of this album. It seems like half the album he was forced to make the type of tracks that his label wanted him to make which is more music that appeals to the masses and then the other half is his own type of music. This is pretty evident and as usual I will review my favourite tracks.
Words I never Said
If anyone wants to get a feeling for Lupe and his music then check this track out. It features Skylar Grey, formerly known as Holly Brook. You may know her from the Fort Minor track Where'd you go and the track with Dr Dre and Eminem which is I need a Doctor. It is excellent track with a very heavy beat and Skylar comes in strong in the hook. It is also a bit of a shout out towards his label saying that he can't take back the words he never said. The lyrics are very strong and cover many topics in religion, racism and terrorism. It is a nice change from the usual rappers that rap about money, girls and cars.
The Show Goes On
This was the first single released from the album and you can see why. It is an excellent track and one where Lupe also sings during the hook as well. It is a little more commercially than his deepest stuff, but it has a very catchy beat. I take it back on what I said on the above paragraph. If you want to see Lupe in full flow then check this track. Lyrically it is also very strong and he raps strongly about how kids from the ghetto can make it, and he himself has showed it is proof you can make it. His rapping is very smooth and there are a lot of awesome puns used and he should have a contest with Childish Gambino about who can spit out the coolest lines in a track.
This is most people's favourite track on the album and it is not hard to see why. There is a strong beat, an awesome hook and awesome lyrics. He really goes in hard here rapping about how he doesn't need a reason to fulfil his potential but it's easier with reasons. The background beat is also accompanied by an awesome electric guitar which reminds me of many of his tracks from previous albums namely when he produced Superstar.
State Run Radio
This is the track that I have played the most on the album and is just awesome. Very catchy, a deep melodic beat, awesome instrumental, great singing in the hook from Matt Mahaffet and awesome flow from Lupe Fiasco himself. The song is about a wide range of different topics ranging from not believing everything you are taught in class and also a hit out at all the fake stars, saying you can be a star by being an idiot and if your dumb then hey you could easily get to number 1. I guess it's a shout out to many of these artists like Kesha and Nicki Minaj that just release filth that tops the charts (no offence to anyone that is a fan of these artists, as always it is just my opinion).
Overall this is a strong album from Lupe and I can see how there are elements of it he didn't make himself but most tracks are on here have a longevity factor that you just don't get with other artists. It is an album I enjoyed and actually there are a lot more tracks I enjoyed than his sequel to Food and Liquor which came out recently and actually he stated himself is more his own music, so maybe the changes his label made him to make where a good thing. Overall I will give this 3.5, but as we can't do half stars I will round it up to 4 stars.
Summary: A solid return from Lupe