After years of living on the sidelines of hip-hop’s gritty streets, Lupe Fiasco came out on top as the release of “Lasers” sold over 200,000 copies in its first week. The severely delayed album skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. His previous album, “The Cool”, came in at No. 15 and his debut album “Food & Liquor” reached No. 8 on its the first week.
The album “Lasers” brought about much controversy, as Lupe’s loyal fans had to be the ones to demand its release by Atlantic Records. But “Lasers” couldn’t have hit stores at a better time. With the revolutionary ruckus taking over the world, we could learn a thing or two from the Fiasco.
From “Words I Never Said” to “The Show Goes On” to “All Black Everything” Lupe delivers messages of corrupt government and the power of knowledge with his forte of rhyming with reason.
By Marjua Estevez