I’m sitting here, in my room with the light off and a blanket around my shoulders, listening to Lupe Fiasco jumping around me while I type. This post is dedicated to him, Lupe, in anticipation of Lasers, Lupe’s third album (after Food & Liquor and The Cool.) A couple songs off the album have been released, including Never Forget You, The Show Goes On, and Words I Never Said.
In the world of bitches and hoes and weed and nines, it’s rebel to rap about education and the ghetto (as a negative image). Lupe’s not the only rapper to hop on these topics, but he’s damn sure one of the best.
Robert brought Words I Never Said to my attention a few days after it was released. The first night I listened to it, I came out (more publicly than I was.) I would type up the lyrics that motivated me, but that would do a disservice to Lupe’s song. So listen to this, and all of Lupe’s songs. Listen closely to the third verse (about fear). This is the most real verse I’ve heard in a long long time. It brings to attention what we all do but don’t realize. Enjoy.