Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lupe Fiasco: "Lasers" Album Review

On March 4th, hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco released his anxiously-awaited third studio album entitled "LASERS". The 16-track deluxe edition features a whole plethora of uniquely themed music that does not at all adhere to the poppy, auto-tuned mainstream rap scene. After four long years, Lupe Fiasco released the album's hit single "The Show Goes On" was released and met with widespread critical acclaim.

Lupe's new album "LASERS", an acronym for "Love Always Shines Everytime: Remember to Smile" , is according to his official bio, "a reflection of a 14-point manifesto the Chicago-born MC composed to guide him on the project, including items like 'We want substance in the place of popularity and "We will not compromise who we are to be accepted by the crowd.'"

After such a long wait, fans have received everything they have been waiting for. "LASERS" is very diverse with its choice of beats and styles, and Lupe's lyrical and rhythmic talent shine through very strongly. It is very likely that many of his tracks will explode and hit spots in television, radio, and film.

Rating: 4.5/5

All of Lupe's tracks are very well done, but a few come off a little too mainstream-pop. While the album is not perfect, it is one of the best hip-hop albums released in recent months.

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