Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lupe Fiasco Series: Lasers

I just want to make it clear that Lupe Fiasco is definitely one of my favorite rappers. That said save for a few tracks I was a little disappointed with Lasers. I followed Lupe's label situation and all the fan protests too. I was excited when Atlantic Records was pressured to release the album. Unfortunately what we got was a dumbed down Lupe Fiasco album.

From what I understand Atlantic forced him into a situation where he had to dumb down his lyrics and make his songs poppier. It shows on the album that his creativity was stifled. Songs like Superstar and Paris, Tokyo are poppy but the lyricism and creativity are still amazing. Lupe can make popular music but still remain true to his fans.

The pop songs on Lasers don't do his talents justice. I just wish Lupe hadn't given in. I feel like it's a slap in the face to all of the fans that appreciate him complex wordplay and storytelling. I just feel like both parties are at fault. That led me to start this new series to voice my opinion on what this album should've been like and what happened instead.

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