[Verse 1]
Every year we do better, steady on the rise
The tears for lost ones weigh heavy on the eyes
Dita sunny's, gold prezzy, twin turbo chevy fo' a ride of course
From the backseats of phantoms I thought of leaving thrOUGH suicide doors
Love got me through it, best fans ever made the whole world care
Had 51st & 6th looking like Tahrir Square!
Apologize for dumbing it, but look what has become of it
"All Black Everything," some old white southern woman humming it
Took Gaza Strip's politics and put them number one and shit
Took the myth that concious don't equal commercial and mothafuckin' pummelled it!
Weapons for the weak, lessons for the meek
The too proud to beg, and the too poor to speak
The too smart to listen, and the too dumb to teach
Two sides to every story so I listen to both speak
Shout to all the DJ's, who gave a nigga replays
@fakeshoredrive, @rapradar & the whole internet space
You put it online I put it in they face
And there it will remain, for a tleast another week
Right at number 1, hahaha yeah nigguh
Stay strong Japan, Nate Dogg REST IN PEACE!!!

Lupe Fiasco

The Chicago born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco first tasted success when he featured on Kanye West’s hit “Touch the Sky”, a track that shortly preceded his real breakout, his 2006 debut album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, and he never looked back. He has established himself as one of the greatest urban wordsmiths of all time, with Genius even dubbing him the ‘Proust of Rap’.

While he’s now regarded of one of the 21st Century’s Hip-Hop greats, he wasn’t always a fan of the genre, initially disliking it due to the prominence of vulgarity and misogyny within it. In his late teens, he aspired to make it as a lyricist. In his early twenty’s, he met Jay-Z, who helped him sign with Atlantic Records in 2005. The following year, he released his debut album (Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor), which was met with acclaim from fans and critics alike, as did his sophomore effort, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool.

The following eight years of his career saw far less output than many would’ve anticipated. This can be partly attributed to his struggles with Atlantic Records. The executives wanted him to sign a 360 deal; however, as he refused to do so they instead shelved his already completed 3rd album, Lasers, and wouldn’t promote him as they had previously. The overseers at the label also interfered with his music (as they had tried to do with his fan-favorite track “Dumb it Down”); subsequently effecting the quality and sound of his third and fourth albums.