Lupe Fiasco Debuts New Track, Calls Glenn Beck A Racist, Admits He Didn't Vote For Obama

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Lupe Fiasco's Lasers is another in a long line of albums held up by record-label issues, with fans going so far as to organize Fiasco Friday, an October protest march on Atlantic's New York offices. Which was a success, actually: The album is officially dropping on March 8, and today the Chicago MC released a preview of what's to come, in the form of a new track titled "Words I Never Said." So this is what everyone's been fighting for:

Wrapped around a powerful Skylar Grey hook, the track attacks seemingly everything and everyone involved in American politics today, from the war on terror (it's a "bunch of bullshit") to right-wing commentators ("Limbaugh is a racist/Glenn Beck is a racist"). He doesn't spare President Obama either, admitting that he didn't vote for him in 2008, nor does he plan to in 2012: "Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say shit/That's why I didn't vote for him, next one either." Lupe also tackles the religious conflict between Islam and Judaism ("Murdering is not Islam, and you are not observant/And you are not a Muslim/Israel don't take my side, 'cause look how far you pushed them"), and the banks ("Crooked banks around the world would gladly give a loan today/So if you ever miss a payment they can take your home away"). Meanwhile, Alex Da Kid, the British producer responsible for hits like "Airplanes" and "Love the Way You Lie," gives Lupe a driving, robotic beat that contrasts with the MC's genuine delivery. Hopefully the rest of the album lives up to this track's quality; Lupe's fans gave up a Friday afternoon to make it happen, after all.


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Readralphwaldoemerson
Readralphwaldoemerson

Based on lyrics alone, I'd openly state that this song is very, very stupid--that is, I'd openly state it if I wasn't so concerned in being labeled a racist by a pop-star. I'm too young and insecure to be blackballed by America! No. No. No. I think I'll wait to be old, grey, and educated before I let them do that to me.

Phejoz Jay
Phejoz Jay

Lupe is a genius as far as rap is concerned

Chris lr G.
Chris lr G.

I loved the song, the video is amazing, and its artistic value at its finest. Some things he said were controversial, wait, no this is America so we are allowed and open to any opinions. ;) 

mmist7
mmist7

Lupe is giving voice to all the problems and ills damaging the world today, especially in the US. The ineffective educational system in urban areas. The destructive nature of banks only interested in increasing capital and not providing fair choices or a "hand up" to people in need. The systemic corruption. Read the fine print. Better yet, go hire a lobbyist.

Money is not reaching the people that need it. And what is the consequence? Look at the number we are ranked in the world, in terms of education. Look at the squalor, the degradation and destitution of people who deserve an opportunity to be and do better. Our culture and society is morally void.

There are not many musical artists that can talk about such controversial topics and make it sonically memorable.

Lupe, I appreciate the song. Keep giving them something REAL.

Dalfva
Dalfva

it's a wonderful song, very powerful and inspiring =)

Nigga
Nigga

Nigga you stupid.

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