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New LUPE FIASCO | Album "Lasers" released 03/08/11

Two singles released so far.

Show Goes On:


Words I Never Said (feat. Skylar Grey):



Album is amazing on the first play through. Anybody else listened/enjoying?
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I've been listening to words I never said for like a month. So good.


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Lupe Fiasco hates his new album
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Generally, when an artist is promoting a new record, they spend a lot of time crowing about how it's the best thing they've ever done. Not so with Lupe Fiasco, who is currently doing press for his next album, "Lasers."

"I hate 'Lasers,'" he tells the Guardian. "I don't hate the music, but I hate the process. When I look at it, I don't see song titles and artwork, I see the fight - I see the emotions, the blood, sweat and tears. There are a couple of songs on there that I love; but Lasers is a little bit of what you love, a little bit of what you like, and a lot of what you had to do."

What he's referring to is the fight with Atlantic Records, his label, which initially refused to release the record. Fiasco rallied his fans using social media and ultimately delivered a petition with 30,000 signatures to the New York offices.

It's been a rough road for Fiasco. He recorded a song called "Nothing on You" last year, and the label hated it. They scrapped his verses and increased his friend B.o.B's role on the track, and ultimately, it became a worldwide smash hit... without Fiasco's involvement.

It did a number on Fiasco's psyche. "That was the tipping point," he says. "It was less about the bruised ego but more the audacity of it. It was mentally destructive. I say it with a certain laissez-faire now because I'm past it, but back then, hearin' that sh**, it f***ed me up. I was super-depressed, lightly suicidal, at moments medium suicidal - and if not suicidal, willing to just walk away from it all completely."

One thing Fiasco is very proud of is the song "Words I Never Said," which appears on the album. He says it's his best work. "I'm glad we got it on the album," he says, "because this is what Lasers is about. This is the voice of the album. There's a groovy beat and you can repeat the hook, but there's something deeper in the song than that - which is what I do best. That's my Louis Vuitton trunk - I do that the best. I don't know how to make shoes, I don't know how to make jackets, but I can damn sure make these trunks! You know? I can damn sure make these socially impactful records."

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Lupe hates it but I absolutely love the album so far

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I love "Show Goes On" even though Lupe irks me.

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Its ok, not as good as The Cool.
But any Lupe is better than no Lupe. All Black Everything is my fave track on there.


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Lupe hates it but I absolutely love the album so far
This basically.

I like it as an album better than The Cool but I feel like there aren't as many outstanding, notable songs.

I Don't Wanna Care Right Now is probably my favorite, I think MDMA is a really nice addition.
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Listened to it a couple of times and not really impressed. Previous albums and mixtapes better. Maybe it'll grow on me but something about it feels off.
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If you are what you say you are, a superstar
I heard that song on the radio the other day for the first time in 3 years

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I love "Show Goes On" even though Lupe irks me.
I used to find him kind of overrated.
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This basically.

I like it as an album better than The Cool but I feel like there aren't as many outstanding, notable songs.

I Don't Wanna Care Right Now is probably my favorite, I think MDMA is a really nice addition.
I love that song! It's so pop though (which is probably why I like it).

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I heard that song on the radio the other day for the first time in 3 years
I hated that song. The guy who does the hook is awful!

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Listened to it a couple of times and not really impressed. Previous albums and mixtapes better. Maybe it'll grow on me but something about it feels off.
Definitely seems to have a lot more pop elements mixed in, although Lupe has always sounded a bit different from typical rappers. I like the sound of the album but I can see how something could feel off.
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Definitely seems to have a lot more pop elements mixed in, although Lupe has always sounded a bit different from typical rappers. I like the sound of the album but I can see how something could feel off.
That's what I think it is...it's far too poppy for my taste. He has always been different from "typical" rappers because he's a "conscious" hip hop artist. He still is with his new album, only the production value feels cheapened to me. Not as gritty as I would like it it be.
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All Black Everything and I'm Beaming are very deep songs IMO.

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hhmmm , not really feeling the new album. I like a few songs here and there but it's far from his previous ones. As it was pointed out by others it's more "popier" then the others and it kinda feels like he is not feeling it either

you can tell that Atlantic got their way with this. He'd be better on a independent label (don't know why Roc-A-Fella doesn't want to sign him)

Words I Never Said though is my ish

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hhmmm , not really feeling the new album. I like a few songs here and there but it's far from his previous ones. As it was pointed out by others it's more "popier" then the others and it kinda feels like he is not feeling it either

you can tell that Atlantic got their way with this. He'd be better on a independent label (don't know why Roc-A-Fella doesn't want to sign him)

Words I Never Said though is my ish
Did you read the article i posted? He said some of the songs were just given to him, he didn't even meet some of the collaborators (John Legend for instance) or the producers. He just posted the vocals.

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