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    May 11, 2011

    I had Lu sign a bunch of lasers posters backstage @ Colbert Report the other day. So who wants one? All you have to do is sign-up to this site and leave a comment below with your favorite Lupe song and why. I'll pick five at random to win. Let's goooooo!

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on May 11, 2011

I had Lu sign a bunch of lasers posters backstage @ Colbert Report the other day. So who wants one? All you have to do is sign-up to this site and leave a comment below with your favorite Lupe song and why. I'll pick five at random to win. Let's goooooo!

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nhepzen's picture

I'd have to day Hip Hop Saved My Life because I can bang that all day in my car
Ahmed_500's picture

My favourite Track would have to be "Little Weapon" because in this song Lupe Mastered Flow like Crazy! The lyrics for that song are just amazing and very unique. That's why i like Lupe in particular, he is very unique unlike other artists. :)
FaYyBb's picture

Hmm.. I HAVE to say " Failure". When I first heard this I was genuinely confused, and in love at the same time. It was the first time I had to keep a song on replay for days, just to understand it. It made me feel like Hip-Hop would never die as long as Lupe was there.
cool's picture

The Emperor's Soundtrack With fifteen in the clip and one in the hold Hallway wall full of bricks, only some of us know. that line always get me
Joanna A. Ptak's picture

It's hard to pick one, i have three favorites, '' Intruder Alert'', ''Hip Hop Saved My Life'' and ''Words I Never Said''. But if i have to pick one, i think i'll pick ''Words I Never Said''. That song inspired me a lot, even though I'm only thirteen. That song inspired me to stand up for myself, and my political views. Before, i was kinda afraid to express myself, I was afraid of being different. I have been a Lupe Fiasco fan since i heard ''Hip Hop Saved My Life'' when i was EIGHT. Lupe is my biggest inspiration, and he'll always kinda be.
Nino's picture

"Hurt Me Soul" Always been my favorite. As a teenager growing up your problems seem to be unmatched by anyones but whenever i listened to this song my problems seemed to be nothing compared to the situations Lupe speaks about in his chorus, and i think thats always been Lupe's goal, to open peoples eyes to what others grow through so that we can understand and maybe one day try to find a solution.
Challah's picture

Pick one? That's brutal. I got different favorites for different aspects of music that I appreciate. Little Weapon and American Terrorist for the bluntness and realness with real world issues, Outty 5000, The Die and Failure for sheer madness wit the content/lyrics (The whole album "The Cool" was insane), and Pressure, Till I get there, and Hurt Me soul are some of my favorites as far as how they sound aesthetically. Conscious rappers are overlooked nowadays and probably will be for the rest of history in hip hop music, but if there is anyone who can turn this around, it's Lupe. Praise, Love, Appreciate. I've seen LU like 5 times now and am lookin for somethin big when he comes through the northwest! PDX
Raiden's picture

'Hurt Me Soul'. Hands down. An honest song about his feelings toward Hip-Hop . . And that last verse goes hard.
NDsmitIRISH's picture

"THE COOL"- Lu's storytelling is unsurpassed, and this record is the best example... He paints a picture with lines like "not at all nervous when he dug to the surface/ tarnshed gold chain is what he loosened up the dirt with." This song also has my favorite line ever... "workin' like a hmm/reverse archeologist/ except his buried treasure was sunshine." The whole Cool story should be turned into a short film or even a full length movie....it has been one week since I was fortunate enough to see Lu in concert.... I highly doubt I will ever see a better concert and it was a night I will never forget!
zhour's picture

has to be american terrorist. shows how bold lupe was by talkin on topics that others would be too fearful to speak upon. bibles, torahs, and glorious qurans. the books that take you to heaven and let you meet the lord there. have become misinterpreted reasons for warfare. we read em with blind eyes, i guarantee you theres more there. too sick!!
vjohns10's picture

One of my favorite Lupe songs has to be Dumb It Down. I love the way that he challenges hip hop to be more than what most people perceive. He is able to have meaning in his lyrics and does not ever feel the need to dumb down anything for the average listener. He always has a deeper meaning than what is first seen and that's what I really love about him.
showtime's picture

My favorite song has to be "Daydreamin'." It was one of the first songs I heard from Lu that really had an impact on me. In the first verse he has incredible metaphors on society which I had never heard anything like before and as someone who hates this garbage drugs/sex rap that's all over the airwaves, I thought, and still think, that the second verse is one of the best I've ever heard. Plus his flow is nasty and the original song is incredible, too.
showtime's picture

My favorite song has to be "Daydreamin'." It was one of the first songs I heard from Lu that really had an impact on me. As someone who hates this garbage drugs/sex rap that's all over the airwaves, I thought, and still think, that the second verse is one of the best I've ever heard. He murders the rap game in a matter of minutes. Plus his flow is nasty.
DavinChi's picture

Superstar is by far my favorite Lupe song ever. The track was released during a really happy time in my life so anytime I play it I immediately think of those great times and it puts me in a good mood instantly. The tone/mood of the song is really hopeful and optimistic so when I'm need of motivation I turn to this song.
bnick245's picture

Lupe is by far my favorite rapper and I'd have to say my favorite song, which I also think is his most underrated is "Hurt Me Soul." Every line in that song is unbelievable. Lupe is a lyrical master rather than just doing what most other rappers do and try to be gangster. He drops knowledge and raps about something meaningful rather than killing people or slammin sluts. I love how he has a list of a ton of horrid things in the world and follows it with "all the world's ills.. sittin on chrome 24 inch wheels, like that." Besides that, my new favorite song is Coming up because that track is just hotttt
lupefan90210's picture

Dear Wasalu, Actually I've been thinking about this a lot. My favorite song is "Superstar" because of these lyrics, "Everybody gets a nice autograph picture." 'nuff said. Love Ellen
srjr27's picture

My favorite Lupe song is "Dumb It Down." Everyone was talking about how much they loved Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, but they didn't understand the deeper meaning behind the songs or the album as a whole's message. So when he was told that his lyrics were too complex for the "average" listener, instead of "dumming down" his message and wordplay to conform to our "dummed-down" society and what they think hip-hop is or should be, Lupe stepped his game up even higher than before and wrote this classic. He was saying to hip-hop and the world that just because he's on a higher level with his music shouldn't mean he can only go to a certain level, but hip-hop and society needed to become more knowledgeable. Not only so they can free their minds and understand the message in his music but so that they can open their eyes to the surrounding world. You must come up because he's not going down.
yankees42's picture

Words I Never Said! It's so true about the corruption in America and the situation over here. The beat is SO great, and don't even get me started on the rhymes and lyrics. You seem like a very intelligent person and in my opinion your are the second best rapper right now (next to Kanye). Keep on keepin on man! God bless, Philip
kyle116's picture

LOL theres never any comments on regular posts but this one is off the charts haha but i would like one Beautiful Lasers!
Impaled's picture

I heard 'words i never said' on the Colbert Report the other day and was astonished to see someone of your caliber speaking out against the contrived war on terror, it's very refreshing. I listened to the rest of the album today (a couple times) to come to conclusion you are an intelligent individual only trying to speak the truth. I applaud your effort and urge you to keep up the good fight, you're not alone. I'm really digging 'Beautiful lasers' and 'State run' radio too.
Phiasco's picture

Glory, off of Fahrenheit 1/15 Part II: Revenge of the Nerds. I've been following Lupe since 04 and the first time that I heard Glory it brought tears to my eyes, I almost broke down. I was going through a really rough time in my life and that song helped me through it. Not only did it help me through it but it inspired me to become a better person. It made me decide to be a more active human being. It made me drop listening to ear candy and develop a taste for food for thought. It made me open my eyes and realize that we are in a simulated reality controlled by our government. Any time I'm feeling down I listen to that song and it brings me right back up to myself. It still remains my favorite song to this day. I made countless friends sit down and listen to it while reading the lyrics in hopes that they would feel the same way as me. Through all of it though, it helped me realize that when you are intelligent and enlightened that all you want to do is spread that same feeling of peace, love, & understanding, but sadly, you can show people water, but can't make them drink it. It even inspired me to become an artist myself, and I know one day Lu and I will work together, but until that day...I'm going to respect the position I play, never letting my heart reflect the conditions in which I stay.
noseclipse's picture

words i never said for sure. because your talking about how messed up the media and the government is. and how twisted the qar is. And your trying to represent activism instead of all the majority just sittin back worrying about what actor is going out with who now, when we the people should be standing up for our rights and let our voice be heard instead of just complaining to go out and do somethin
mymee's picture

I Don't Wanna Care Right Now because it was AMAZING at Bates!
4everAnnie's picture

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING is my favorite song. There's so much wisdom in that track. It's one of those songs I could have on repeat all day. I can't stop daydreaming about his lyrics. Like Lupe said we can't do nothing about the past, we can change the way we think though. Thanks Lupe for creating such a powerful song. We are not losers, we are LASERS!
kid fiasco's picture

all black everything, cos i love lupes perceptive if the world was different and his lyrics are totally genius!!
LadyLaser's picture

I think its IMPOSSIBLE to just pick one favorite song, so I'm gonna have give a quick breakdown on my top 5 :) BMF: I love the switch up into POSITIVE lyrics, shining some light on people like Malcolm X and Martin Luther, verses Big Meech and Larry Hoover. And the idea of "building minds faster" is just beautiful. Words I Never Said: Who doesn't love and respect a song that speaks nothing but the truth?! (You want the realness? Well, I gotcha!) Go To Sleep: (#1 on my itunes with almost 800 plays!) :D CRAZY wordplay and metaphors! It seems like I catch something new every time I listen to this song. This is an eargasmic song at its greatest. Put You On Game: The lyrics and the way Lupe dictates the words is incredible. His style of rapping is so unique, unlike anything I've ever heard before. This song has a flow thats on a whole 'nother level of UNTOUCHABLE. Beautiful Lasers: Lyrics that cut so deep, its been a LONG time since I've had a song that touches my soul the way that this one does. I love to see the positivity and bright energy that came from such a dark and negative time. Remember, love always shines :)
AT's picture

It's so hard to choose! I'd say Fighters is my favorite because the lyrics are so heartfelt.
CrzyTee90's picture

Kick Push. It was the first I heard from him back in high school and Ive been a fan ever since
candaMILLION.'s picture

My favorite Lupe Fiasco song right now is Words I Never Said. It's my favorite because it speaks the truth, like all of Lupe's songs, but it made me want to go do some more research on side effects of painkillers, and the Gaza strip and everything else mentioned. I also enjoyed the music video and watched the trailer or the song a million times before the song came out.
@sarahgraham's picture

out of my head is by far one of the best songs i have heard in a long time that i cant get sick of....and its the only one i've been listening to for the past two weeks

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