This week’s artist of the week is one of our favorite rappers, Lupe Fiasco! Born and raised in Chicago, Lupe has quickly become one of the more popular mainstream hip-hop artists in this decade. What makes Lupe a great rapper is that he loves to inspire, educate, and motivate through his music. He doesn’t rap about how much money, cars or girls he has, but rather he tells stories about events that have meaning. Whether they are real-life stories or stories about the problems in the world, Lupe always has something to say. So far, Fiasco has released two full-length albums: “Food and Liquor” in 2006, and “The Cool” in late 2007. Since those albums, he has received many awards including a Grammy. Even better is that his new album “Lasers” is scheduled to be released March 8. This is perhaps his most anticipated musical work, and has received a lot of hype around the internet and on iTunes. We’re so stoked to feature Lupe Fiasco this week.
Starting of the week right, “The Show Goes On” is one of the first singles released from his new album “Lasers.”
“The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco
Lupe’s new album “Lasers” drops next Tuesday, make sure to get yourself a copy! Today’s track is off the new album, and features a great chorus hook sung by Skylar Green. Enjoy “Words I Never Said”
“Words I Never Said” by Lupe Fiasco ft. Skylar Green
Here’s a great song from Lupe’s album “Food and Liquor.” Take a listen to “Hurt Me Soul.”
“Hurt Me Soul” by Lupe Fiasco
Today’s track is a throwback off of Lupe’s “Trials and Tribulations” Mixtape. This track has a great beat and of course, some awesome lyrics. Enjoy!
“Handcuffs” by Lupe Fiasco
“I Gotcha” is a really fun song off of Lupe’s album, “Food and Liquor.” Pharell makes a few appearances as well.“I Gotcha” by Lupe Fiasco
I love today’s track, simply because it’s so so chill. Starting off with haunting chords and background vocals, this track progresses and takes on an electronic element by the end. Enjoy!
“Go To Sleep” by Lupe Fiasco
Bummed that it’s the last day of Lupe on here, but for the last track we have “I’m Beamin’” off his new album “Lasers.” Hope you enjoyed Lupe Fiasco this week!
“I’m Beamin’” by Lupe Fiasco