Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lupe Aims For Another Bullseye With L.A.S.E.R.S.

Slated for a March 8th release, L.A.S.E.R.S., which stands for “Love Always Shines, Everytime, Remember to Smile” marks the third commercial release for Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, more commonly known as Lupe Fiasco. Fiasco, whose last album, “The Cool”, was nothing short of a classic masterpiece, has his sights set on yet another timeless work of art, as The Cool boasted billing as the top rap album in 2008 and achieved a #14 ranking on the U.S. Billboard 200.

The Chicago hip-hop artist encountered issues with his label, Atlantic Records, as he planned the completion of his career in the solo sector of music. Atlantic intervened, and consequently, Fiasco’s eagerly anticipated follow up to the album, which detailed the story of The Streets, The Game, and The Cool was postponed until almost four years after his second album.

Fiasco’s knack for using his lyrics as the brush with which he creates vividly realistic illustrations along with his ability to comically mock stereotypes within society distinguish the artist as one of the true gems in hip hop, specifically, and music, generally. He has already released his first single off of the upcoming album entitled “The Show Must Go On”, which is currently enjoying heavy rotation. Though, like the majority of other popular artists, Fiasco has encountered the leak epidemic, the release date has remained unchanged. In speaking for the masses, I know the public (who have not taken advantage of the leak) cannot wait to see the magic and intriguing perspectives Fiasco has cooked up, as his projects continuously render new meaning and inspire thought with every listen.

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