3.09.2011

Lupe Fiasco: NYC Lasers

Remember when Lupe Fiasco was primed to be the next savior in HipHop?

Since his latest album Losers/Lasers hit the net a couple of weeks ago, Fiasco has been getting murdered by critics and listeners alike. If I didn't know any better I'd think it was '96 when Nas dropped It Was Written.

As was the case with Nas, Lasers appears to be an album that went left when the fans wanted him to go right. Maybe, it's not so much the music as it is the hype that built as fans waited for this album to drop. It's been four years since The Cool dropped and more than a year since his incredible Enemy of the State mixtape dropped.

Since I haven't had the chance to cop or listen to it yet, I can't comment on the quality of the album just yet. But maybe he should have stuck with his original plan and dropped LupE.N.D. instead. That's not what happened, so it's a moot point. Whether or not Laser is really a loser depends on each listeners critique. If you support Lupe and the album, here's some footage, captured by photographer/videographer extraordinaire Steve O. The footage was captured during Lupe's recent show in NYC.


Win, lose or draw, Lasers is in stores right now. I plan on copping it regardless of whether or not the net hates the ish out of it. lol

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