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Lupe's Top 10 Tracks

  • 4ziATiC's picture
    says: (09 Dec '09)

    This one is hard for me because there are so many good tracks, and it's hard to put it all in one definitive list but anyway -

    In terms of lyricy, clever lines and nastyness -

    1) Failure
    2) Lupe The Killer
    3) Absolute Freestyle
    4) Dynasty Freestyle
    5) Kick Push Pt. II (og beat)
    6) Ooh
    7) Dead Presidents Freestyle
    8) Mass Appeal Freestyle
    9) Twilight Zone
    10) Kick Push for timelessness.

    ^ No order other than Failure. It's so debatable though, Hurt Me Soul, Ghetto Story / Coulda Been for realness, etc.

    In terms of SICK flow -

    1) Switch
    2) Questions
    3) Knockin at the Door
    4) Go Go Gadget Flow / Don't Get

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4ziATiC's picture
on December 09, 2009

This one is hard for me because there are so many good tracks, and it's hard to put it all in one definitive list but anyway -

In terms of lyricy, clever lines and nastyness -

1) Failure
2) Lupe The Killer
3) Absolute Freestyle
4) Dynasty Freestyle
5) Kick Push Pt. II (og beat)
6) Ooh
7) Dead Presidents Freestyle
8) Mass Appeal Freestyle
9) Twilight Zone
10) Kick Push for timelessness.

^ No order other than Failure. It's so debatable though, Hurt Me Soul, Ghetto Story / Coulda Been for realness, etc.

In terms of SICK flow -

1) Switch
2) Questions
3) Knockin at the Door
4) Go Go Gadget Flow / Don't Get It Twisted
5) 4 Real
6) Mass Appeal FS
7) Dumb It Down
8) Hustlers and Customers
9) Any track on F&L / The Cool / Lasers
10) ?

^ Purely based on VERSATILITY. Multiple personas and flow on Switch, syllable wordplay on Questions, Biggie flow on Knockin at the Door (Ooh too), SPEED and quick rhymes on Gadget and Twisted, gangsta and heavy flow on 4real and then a gangsta quick flow on Hustlers and Customers. He has a distinct F&L flow and a Cool flow, and you can tell Lasers will sound different just by Shining Down. I can't name the last one because there are so many more (ladies & gentlemen snippet is straight Pac flow, Yoga Flame / Turnt up got that southern flow, etc).

Long post but that's my two cents, what are your guys top 10?

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4ziATiC's picture

@ Datkid; Damn, Theme Music To A Drive-By completely slipped my mind last night. I think it would be really difficult to make a top 10 of all time, based on everything. There's just too much content. I had trouble just making those lists up there and I was going super specific..How do you measure depth vs rhymes vs flow vs production vs everything else - Take the best from each? We would be here forever.
Rod189's picture

i dont have a top five but failure and just might be ok is my top two.
LuLusQueen's picture

1) The Coolest--Lyrically, one of the best rap songs I have ever heard! Yes, I got to Kanye-West that,lol. 2) Angels (remix)--Lu made that remix. He brought light to a song that was originally vague . Definition of a remix! 3) Hurt Me Soul--A song that we all can relate to without it being cheesy. It set the tone of F&L, life is full of contradictions....THe GOOD & BAD. 4) Intruder Alert--Honestly, I picked this song because of M. Santos and Ms. Sarah Green. Their vocals on the chorus sounds heavenly to me. FNF all day! *5) He Say, She Say--I astrick this, because it was this song that made me a fan.Brought tears to my eyes. No other rapper has made me do that over a song other than 2pac. 6) Sunshine--Possibly, one of best rap love songs I have ever heard. It sounds so genuine. Whoever he did that one for is one lucky girl. Its impossible to not smile to this song. 7) Dedicate--I am not Muslim, but I can respect the fact that raps so dearly about his respect for his sisters. They deal with alot being who they are. 8) American Terrorist--M. Santos smashes another chorus! Just the way he starts it gets you ready for Lu. Food for thought! 9) Ghetto Story--The flow is insane. The content is on point. Prime Example why I can listen to Lupe every day; 1) his flow, 2) content, 3) his beats. Simply amazing! 10) Streets On Fire--Did I mention how I heart M. Santos,lol. Again, kills the chorus. While Lu goes in about the streets. I find myself constantly referencing this song in the midst of chaos. *Bonus: Say Something, Lupe goes in. Any one who wants to question Lu needs to listen to that.
datkid1220's picture

u kno wat completely suprises me?? no1 has even mentioned "Theme Music to a Drive By"
4ziATiC's picture

vv "Breathe..I push ki like Dragon Ball Z, you see what I'm Saiyan? I'm trying to give ya a piece of my mind like Hannibal G and in the midst of it all make paper like trees".
EcraM's picture

By free chilly i meant the freestyle lol.
EcraM's picture

Free chilly Handcuffs Steady Mobbin Failure Ooh Paris Tokyo Gangsta Gangsta Instrumental Hurt Me Soul Us Placers ***Fast Car Remix if that one counts throw it in too :]***
AWil's picture

Mean and Vicious Lupe The Killer Dumb It Down Lu Myself American Terrorist Twilight Zone Put You On Game Handcuffs Ooh Huslter's Due
DJAyyGeee's picture

Mixtapes 10: 1.Failure 2.Lupe The Killa 3.Say Something 4.Ooh 5.Twilight Zone 6.Yoga Flame 7.Much More 8.The National Anthem 9.Outty 5000 10.And He Gets The Girl ALbums 10: 1.Hurt Me Soul 2.The Coolest 3.American Terrorist 4.Put You On Game 5.Paris, Tokyo 6.Daydreamin' 7.Sunshine 8.Just Might Be OK 9.Streets On Fire 10.Gold Watch ***hardest list i've ever done. most likely will change as my life changes*** honorable (un)realeased/(un)official tracks/freestyles Dear Fall, McFly, Fire (Both of them), Blackout, Coulda Been, Dead Presidents, Me & My Sneakers, etc.
Thin King's picture

The Instrumental Put You On Game Lupe The Killer Hurt Me Soul The Die Mean and Vicious The Cool Blackout Daydreamin The Coolest I haven't heard anything he dropped since The Cool album though. I tend to like the tracks with better production and a central theme. Instrumental is my shit!
4ziATiC's picture

It's because of the first verse and hook, the whole vibe is so sad, the rape / trust issues and the intruuuder intruuder, I usually end up skipping it lol. I didn't really like The Cool in general compared to his earlier stuff.
OverDose of Passion's picture

HOLY SHIT 4ziatic you must be on something right now XD "The land of the free where they feed you, treat you like equals decieve you, stamp you, and call you illegal" But on Comin From Where I'm From, what hit me more then the content was the rhyme scheme of it, it was very complex, multisyllabic...
4ziATiC's picture

Haha Overdose, The Instrumental and Intruder Alert are my least favorite tracks on both albums lol. I could really write up a completely new top 10 because he has so many good tracks on so many different subjects and styles. Comin From Where I'm From goes along with Ghetto Story, it's one of those really deep tracks. Muhammed Walks is repetitive but the message goes far. And I don't know how you could leave out Failure Checkplz, it's like his anthem track!
Busy's picture

1.) Hi-Definition 2.) Dope Boy 3.) Popular Demand 4.) The Instrumental 5.) The Cool 6.) Dear Fall 7.) Conflict Diamonds 8.) Much More 9.) McFly 10.) Superstar Oh, Lasers album is ridiculous by the way. like f*cking amazing. next level shit.
CheckPlz's picture

OVERDOSE OF PASSION agree with yours too, its hard so I went with the highest play count in my iTunes
OverDose of Passion's picture

CHECKPLZ you are the man, for the most part. 1. Glory 2. Put You On Game 3. Comin' From Where I'm From 5. Failure 6. Intruder Alert 7. The Cool 8. Coulda Been 9. Jesus Walks (Ahk-A-Fella Remix) 10. The Instrumental (I really liked it) *. Bonus-Blackout. Because the flow is KILLER.
VerbalInfluence's picture

In no order... just the songs I feel are really nice. The afterlife Lupe The killer Dumb it down Day Dreamin Popular Demand Yoga Flame (yea I know from his new ish but I still feel they real nice) The Cool Lu Myself Mean and Vicious Kick Push II
CheckPlz's picture

1. Glory 2. The Coolest 3. Champ Is Here 4. I Gotcha 5. Real 6. Hurt Me Soul 7. Comin From Where I'm From 8. Fighters 9. Yoga Flame 10. Say Something
AWil's picture

lmao @ the post below...
thecoolestgurl's picture

this is TOO hard lol but here's what i like at the moment 1. The Coolest 2. Intruder Alert 3. Hurt Me Soul 4. Gold Watch 5. Streets On Fire 6. Real 7. Sunshine 8. The Die 9. Dumb It Down 10. I Gotcha