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    March 16, 2011

    every year we do better, steady on the rise, the tears for lost ones weigh heavy on the eyes, dita sunny’s, gold prezzy, twin turbo chevy fo’ a ride of course, from the backseats of phantoms i thought of leaving thru suicide doors, love got me thru it, best fans ever made the whole world care, had 51st & 6th looking like Tahrir Square! apologize for dumbing it, but look what has become of it, “All Black Everything” some old white southern woman humming it, Took Gaza Strip’s Politics and put them number one and shit, took the myth that concious dont equal commercial and mothafuckin pummeled it! weapons for the weak, lessons for the meek, the too proud to beg, and the too poor to speak, the too smart to listen, and the too dumb to teach, two sides to every story so i listen to both speak, shout 2 all the dj’s, who gave a nigga replays, fake shore drive, rap radar & the whole internet space, U put it online I put it in they face, and there it will remain, for atleast another week, right at number 1, hahaha yeah nigguh, stay strong Japan, Nate Dogg REST IN PEACE!!!

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Lupe Fiasco's picture
on March 16, 2011

every year we do better, steady on the rise, the tears for lost ones weigh heavy on the eyes, dita sunny’s, gold prezzy, twin turbo chevy fo’ a ride of course, from the backseats of phantoms i thought of leaving thru suicide doors, love got me thru it, best fans ever made the whole world care, had 51st & 6th looking like Tahrir Square! apologize for dumbing it, but look what has become of it, “All Black Everything” some old white southern woman humming it, Took Gaza Strip’s Politics and put them number one and shit, took the myth that concious dont equal commercial and mothafuckin pummeled it! weapons for the weak, lessons for the meek, the too proud to beg, and the too poor to speak, the too smart to listen, and the too dumb to teach, two sides to every story so i listen to both speak, shout 2 all the dj’s, who gave a nigga replays, fake shore drive, rap radar & the whole internet space, U put it online I put it in they face, and there it will remain, for atleast another week, right at number 1, hahaha yeah nigguh, stay strong Japan, Nate Dogg REST IN PEACE!!!

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heyho0334's picture

"They treat you like a slave, Put chains all on your soul and put whips up on your back They be lyin' through they teeth, Hope you slip up off your path" I respect what you're trying to do Lupe, but you need to set yourself free from Atlanta Records, don't be a slave, be free. You're already successful in my eyes and you can do so independently, its just extra work. From a LASER "When Your Spirit Is Strained, And U Limited to Change...."
MizShuffles's picture

NIce to hear from you Lupe. Great post straight from your lyrical-self. Thankyou for inspiring me to write more, question with freedom and speak with conviction :) Stay strong Lupe, there are people who need to hear what you have to say and many who will defend that right
BlueOdyssey's picture

No apology was ever needed Lupe but this is just a class act. This is just one of many reasons your an inspiration to so many people in the world. Continue being you to the fullest and being the light in the darkness. Your true fans will always have your back. We are Lasers..
M.KAMAL's picture

LUPE you are the realest rapper and we appreciate the hard work that you put on this songs so THANK YOU MAN! !!!!!!!
not losers...LASERS's picture

Keep on keepin on man, there's a bunch of people you've inspired including me. You shed the light on everything for me, really opened my eyes and woke me up. I'm glad I found an artist that feels how I feel on politics and other social issues, after i started listening to you I don't even like listening to the people I used to because it makes me feel less intelligent just for listening to that garbage. You truly make great music and have a great message behind all of it.
Asmanis-De Schacht David's picture

PLEASE, make a tour in Europe! Bruxelles is my city...
anotherpuppet's picture

Maybe atlantic dominated the sound on this album, but the message still comes through to those with open ears. But when old white southern ladies start humming all black everything does the message still get there? We all see what you tried to do with this record deal and the increased access to affecting change that it could bring. To reach the minds of the commercially brainwashed would truly be a revolution. I'm sure you wonder too how much sinks in. How many tupac fans really even knew the shit they were singing? Sometimes the overproduced studio stuff with sirens and auto tunes can actually remove the cognitive resonance of the lyrics. its an epic struggle...But!!! you could continue preaching to the choir and maintain all the artistic integrity you want and the ceiling is undeniably there. Those of us with ears will still seek and hear the message; and if you reach even a few white southerners or ghetto kids who expand their thoughts for the first time, then it made a difference. We all know you got skills-you got nothin to prove. There's a world around the corner where u could reach everyone without these fucking corporate monsters. I wish we knew the details of the deal cuz everybody wants to see you unleashed once again. In the mean time, let the devil run the studio if they must. Hand them the uplifting lyrics you write in your sleep, and let it go. Dont stress it and keep your head way up, because we all thank you for the struggle. Spend time on the other shit. I remember seeing you on Tavis talking about LUPEND and writing and art...all of the other things you can offer. Man I hope you never quit making music, but I cant wait for the legacy that will be your career to play out. They cant stop you from writing a "fictional' novel about a struggling musician caught up in between the game and the message. Fuck them, and we'll always have your back. This little flow was sick - we see the struggle and we still love ya! Thanks for pouring it out.
LadyPangea's picture

Your true fans will always support you. We are Lasers
cookieS624's picture

this was kinda deep. just wanna say i appreciate you as an artist and a person who cares, as opposed to others who wouldnt do a thing. fan for life dude.....
go2 myspace.comkidikarusraps's picture

LUPE. i just want you to know that i truley from the bottom of my heart to the fullest appreiciate all that your music has done for me over the years. you say what there afraid to, u make song that u can knock ur head to and walk away with a life lesson, songs that show all us ghetto kids from the projects or as i say "3rd world america" that we can be something more than hustlers and dealers and still be successful. i can honestly say with no doubt in my mind the the world may not b perfect but its deffinitely without question a better place thnx to LUPE FIASCO FnF up 4e ver aaand Ever!
Claudiaworkadelik's picture

real inspirational words coming from a real ass dude...those are the words u need when it comes to loosing our people..no matter what color they are. rest in peace my brother WORK!!!
agyam's picture

yo thanks for talking about Gaza, for referencing the arab revolts, and for calling obama out! As a friend of mine once said, true integrity is being honest when it is unpleasant to do so. I hope the next person you call out is qaddafi and the US for intervening with the ongoing struggle in libya. I wished zinn was still alive to witness and comment on the ongoing mass rebellions! very exciting times
skip25's picture

Never needed an apology...but this is pure class
BLasers's picture

Lu, listen to him! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o_8PIvytcI&feature=feedlik I promise you won't be dissapointed!
Hez_TaurusKing's picture

Hey Lu, I hope you remember me. I was there at your All Access in Detroit @ WJLB. I wanted to ask you what happened to a few of your song that were told to be on your cd. Shining Down, I'm Beaming, What You Want, and Horn Synth. Which I was really looking forward to hearing the entire verison of the song. But anyways I love the cd. I hope I can make it to see you perform April 1 @ U of M.
Lonewriter's picture

I can't think of anything that hasn't already been said. Your music is beyond awesome and you are loved by your fans, including myself. Words cannot explain how important you are not just to Hip Hop, but to music in general, as a whole. I already knew how special your music was the first time I heard you with Ye on Touch The Sky. Ever since then, I've been a big fan. From the Fahrenheit 1/15 and all the other mixtapes to Food & Liquor & The Cool to this present point in your career with Lasers. I know your plan is to stop one of these days... but I don't what the game would be like without your great music. Words cannot express how you touch people with your music. Its just so much more, so much bigger than life. Mentally, emotionally, and eve spiritually.
Earl85's picture

you are the best!!!! a true inspiration, beautiful on the inside and out!!!!
Bianca Christine's picture

YESSSSS!!!! What an inspiration u are to the world!! Never stop shining!! Love u, Bianca
akiko's picture

Lupe! How awesome you and your songs are. We Japan will get over this disaster and become stronger because many people are cheering us up like you. Also we have your great music!
LASERS4LIFE's picture

I love you Lupe! You're such an inspiration! You don't try to be anyone but yourself, it's so motivating. Your dad loves you and so do your fans. If you ever have the chance to read The Hunger Games series, I suggest you read it. Oh, one more thing: thank you from the bottom of my heart
Wordplay's picture

"apologize for dumbing it" oh we forgave you a lonnggg time ago Lupe. Keep doin yo thing man!
TyWMG's picture

Lupe you are the greatest lyricist alive even though lasers was More pop I felt your message and your vibe. I completely related to beautiful lasers I felt the bad and depressions of life And listening to you was just so spiritual and uplifting in a sad But motivational way. Lasers gave insight on what u went through in making the album. You are te greatest don't let Atlantic tamper with your next album "your already here, just be yourself from here up"
HermaNator13's picture

routing for since 08 still repping for you because you rep for me thanks Mr. Fiasco "The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion." Proverbs 28.1 you are bold as a lion
youngsouth321's picture

lupe its alot of ppl that feel you are to smart to feel ganagstas and to punk to ever be one but your music shows that you never have to be i for one just appreicate every mixtape album single and feature you ever done well that ive heard :) and me being an artist myself love the fact that you are still saying what you want to and doing so with such spunk and conviction (think i spelled it wrong lol) that there is no way that anybody can hate it and dumb it down itself summerized that in one well great banger that i still bump through my ipod and comp and my coming from the background of what the ppl would call the hood/ghetto The Show Goes On is just the song needed for the kids who think that selling drugs is the only way to live and think that theres nothing outside of the streets so in short words thank you for breaking the mold and rapping outside of the box giving kids and artist alike something to look to besides these lil waynes guccis and wackas a Father and artist Young SouTH on another note sorry about the punkuwaiting and the fact you had to wait so long to take the world by storm i knew you would and i cant wait to meet you one day your work is truly appreicated R.I.P NATE DOGG and like Chris Rock on PootyTang once said LUPE DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LUPE DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Child Rebel Soldier's picture

Lupe!
Saheim Al-Amin Muhammad's picture

Why are you wearing those skull and cross bones signs, you know the commandments Aakki, second commandment thou shall have no images, idols, or signs about heaven and earth or ALLAH, especially death signs like skull and cross bones, regular crosses, or any thing that is disobeys ALLAH. Just take them off and never wear them again. that's illuminati stuff Aakk. The dfirst time i seen it was in the twilight new moon video and now in your digital book you have a bandana with it and again it's one your glove or your wrist or hand, i know i seen it i just forgot. Please take them off Aakki. You have too much light from ALLAH to wear darkness. Insha-allah, As-Salaam Alakum.
Sumu's picture

Salam Wasalu, May Allah keep Shining his blessings on you, and all the brothers and sister!
I__SawDay's picture

#1 #1#1#1.........I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT FOR YOU LUPE...just keep it up and i'll be here! lol well even if you mess up i'll be here lol...but anyway finally the your getting the credit that you deserve so all i can say is....IT'S ABOUT TIME :)
IslamicWisdom's picture

#1 spot! Just wanted to say good job. I finally have hope in Hip-Hop again that it can be something more than what it already is, and you are ushering in a new era of sound. + just wanted to say made respect for the track Things I Never Said. You really got it right with that tune man. Inshallah..
MysticVirgo's picture

Awesome post Lu....

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