Even if they turn the lights out the show is goin’ on!
I never thought that I would ever see the day where a mainstream hip-hop artist could rap about positive/relevant topics couple that with strong and clever lyrics and still be able to sell!!!(especially in today’s music market) Wasalu Muhammad Jaco or better known as Lupe Fiasco, has done just that and much more since he made his debut in 2006. With tracks like “Hurt Me Soul”, “He Say She Say”, and “American Terrorist” from his debut Food and Liquor, as well as his follow up the gold selling The Cool, that spawned amazing and meaningful tracks like “Intruder Alert”, “Dumb It Down”, “Little Weapon”, “Hip-Hop Saved My life” and so on. Lupe’s music along with his work in raising awareness about those who don’t have access to sanitary water proves that an artist can be more than the music industry’s puppet! He proves that you don’t have to walk around with big chains, swear in every song and talk about your rims or cars in order to have an impact in today’s music industry. It is another reason why Lupe’s recent conflict with his label Atlantic Records not releasing his album in a timely manner has impacted fans like myself to sign an online petition, in order for Atlantic to release the album, that has garnered more then 28,000 signatures! As a result, Lupe’s 3rd album Lasers, is now slated to release on March 8th, so hopefully if no more complications arise we will finally be able to enjoy some amazing and honest music from Lupe Fiasco!
With that, March 8th can’t come any sooner!!! The music world and the fans need a new Lupe Fiasco album out now!
Well until then enjoy these newer gems!
“The show goes on” most definitely!
“And baby girl, what does it matter where your purse from?
Your hair done, your nails did, your ass fat, but you’re dumb”
and of course the almighty “Shinning Down”