On March 8th, critically acclaimed rapper Lupe Fiasco returns with one of the most heavily anticipated releases in recent years, a revolutionary album called LASERS, reaching new heights of lyrical and musical mastery, while aiming to reach even bigger audiences. Without further ado, here are Lupe Fiasco top 10 tracks of all time:. LASERS features some of the most thought-provoking rhymes and concepts Fiasco has ever conceived, combined with irresistible melodies, production by the likes of Jerry Wonder and The Neptunes, as well as collaborations with John Legend, Trey Songz, and others. The album is filled with unvarnished truth, straight from the mind of the hyper-literate Muslim MC, who grew up in the projects, but read books constantly and learned martial arts from the age of three.
On his seventh album, the conscious hip-hop fallback poses a revisionist fantasy about underwater slaves sinking other slave ships—a premise he quickly abandons during these 24 tracks. Welcome to The Year in Photos, Pitchfork's second annual roundup of our favorite snapshots of the past 12 months. December 5 Today we kick off our year-end features by commemorating Pitchfork's first full year publishing concert images and highlighting some of the best work of our contributing photographers. December 7 December 19 Pitchfork gears up for the holiday publishing break by counting down our favorite songs of the year. December 18 We asked a number of our favorite artists which records and artists they most enjoyed in , and the answers ranged from the expected, such as TV on the Radio [above] and Joanna Newsom to some perhaps more surprising choices such as Hanoi Rocks and Justin Timberlake.
1. The Show Goes On
The American rapper Lupe Fiasco has released seven studio albums , six mixtapes , seven soundtrack albums , 38 singles including ten as a featured artist , and 37 music videos. He has also made music with musicians outside of the hip hop genre, with artists such as Blake Lewis. Lupe Fiasco's The Cool has also spurred his first top 10 single, " Superstar ". The song was also certified platinum by the RIAA. Both of his first two albums have been met with positive feedback, with several critics labeling his debut as a masterpiece. Some critics have also stated Lupe Fiasco's The Cool as an even greater followup. His third studio album, Lasers , was released on March 8, , and debuted at 1 on the US Billboard , making it his first number one album on the chart as well as his highest debut sales, with over , albums sold the first week. Lasers has also been certified Gold. The lead single for the album, " The Show Goes On " has been his most successful single to date, reaching the top 10, and has been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA two years after "Superstar". Despite the success Lasers was met with mixed reviews from music critics.
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