New Music: Lupe Fiasco x Skylar Grey “Words I Never Said”

Last week, Lupe spoke on the second single and now we get the controversial record featuring  new hook queen, Skylar Grey and produced by Alex Da Kid. Lasers in stores March 8th. Whoa, did he just say that?

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  • spgregory

    dope

  • KanyeShrug

    I LOVE LUPE and I have no idea how Atlantic is letting this be the 2nd single. “You sir have balls.”

  • Converse

    Man i been watin on this shit 4ever let me give it a listen!

  • Noringtone

    Great song. Just great.

  • tr

    It’s a good song.

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  • jflyy1555

    Heat, fuckin heat. alex da kid is the truth

  • nomansid

    That was fucking amazing.

  • RECOVERY

    So he using em formula typical i need a doctor? Fuck this musilm die bitch die you about as lyrical as jim jones!!!!

  • zezzoi

    So he using em formula typical i need a doctor? Fuck this musilm die bitch die you about as lyrical as jim jones!!!!

    ^

    What are you talking about? Because its the same Producer, he’s taking that songs style…?

    i’m an eminem fan. i really am.. but you stans really disgust me. open your ears to different shit.

  • http://www.youtube.com/jhuntdaprodigy jhuntdaprodigy

    Always liked Lupe, never was really a fan like that. Haven’t bought Food & Liqour or The Cool, but after hearing this consider Lasers bought

  • blackmamba

    smh @RECOVERY…get off em’s dick, so what if its the same singer? you’re hate is not needed on a post on one of the most lyrical rappers in the game right now

  • Sam

    lupe is so raww. hella real lyrics and it goes

  • Yung Silv

    words i never said>i need a doctor

  • NYC

    Lupe is the most underrated rapper out !

    He splits real shit . Something wayne can’t do

  • LOLOL

    this is awful… like coming off of The Cool you would expect him to improve, but…this is neither newly controversial (numerous rappers have espoused the same views, e.g. dead prez, talib kweli) but the rhymes are just elementary. There was nothing lyrical about this, nor was it ground-breakingly controversial. I won’t be buying LASERS… maybe I’ll pirate it…. but between this and the pop mess that is The Show Goes On, I’ve lost faith in Lupe

  • Black Shady

    I coulda told that shit was produced by Alex Da Kid

  • NYC

    lol How can u compare commerical Eminem to Lupe?

  • notaurious

    Big up to Lupe for being brave to put out something REAL. Open your ears and listen to what he’s saying.

  • Ghost

    Lupe is one of the most underrated. Ghost is number one underrated but Lupe definitely doesn’t get enough shine either.

  • KanyeShrug

    @lolol so Talib & Dead Prez have copyrights on songs with a similar message??

  • billyraevalentine

    if this somehow makes it on the radio, it will be the realest song of any genre i’ve heard on the radio in years.

  • Lyracist

    I’m a huge Em fan. But, @RECOVERY this is a Lupe post so stop. And after a bitch ass death threat like that you have about as much as my respect as Benzino does.
    “Now go get yourself a hand-gun you messin’ with a great/Put it to your mouth and squeeze it like your morning toothpaste” – Big Boi. Yea we can like Shady and listen to others.

  • Sony Music Employee

    omg Alex Da kid is so corny he uses the same goddamn formula.

    where da fuck is boi-1da?

  • white milk

    BRILLIANT

  • ESCO

    WOW!!!!!

    Game changing shit.

    I need a few listens to process this and the lyrics properly.

    Song is great, I just need to fully understand it.

  • Eyerone

    this is amazing. i dont know how haters are gonna knock this one.

    he pretty much…killed it.

  • NYC

    @billyraevalentine

    word up lol

  • Lupe

    LUPE IS THE TRUTH

  • Remi

    damn this is crazy

    lupe on his immortal technique shit

    i can’t believe the obama diss….i’m shocked….

    lupe killing it, real rap, real movement music…..

  • NotoriousRambo

    THIS TRACK IS SO FUCKING OFFICIAL

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  • Ghost

    “I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence. Fear is such a weak emotion, that’s why I despise it.”

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  • JarenSoAppalled

    Ummm FUCK YEAHH LUPE

  • Word.

    “Always liked Lupe, never was really a fan like that. Haven’t bought Food & Liqour or The Cool, but after hearing this consider Lasers bought”

    This.

  • N0t fuCk!ng @rounD

    LUPE stay top ten

    Y U mad homey?

    I aint vote for obama neither L

  • RECOVERY

    Lupe is a muslim like obama im surprise they both arent plotting and blowing up building think about that!@nyc damn who the stan now posting like five comments dumb bitch kill your musilm loving ass and put a gun to yovr mouth and squeeze it like my 3in dick in your mouth bitch yes homo!

  • lee

    the year of real hip hop!!! LASERS / RED Album / DETOX

  • TM

    absolutely murdered this track..only artist in the world to have the balls to put this message on a song let alone their single. keep spittin the truth lupe. music needs you FNF UPPPPP

  • Dominic

    Amazing.

  • RECOVERY

    Eminem>>jay>>>wayne>>waka>>soula boy>>lupe
    Eminem the Goat!

  • mac DIESEL

    @ LOLOL

    I DON’T THINK LUPE WANTED IT TO BE LYRICAL BUT JUST HONEST AND STRAIGHT FORWARD!!!! BUT YOU’RE RIGHT ABOUT IT NOT BEING CONTROVERSIAL!!!! DEAD PREZ AND NAS BEEN SAYIN’ SHIT LIKE THAT FOR YEARS!!!! AND THE BEAT SUCKS!!!! THIS ALEX THE KID NIGGA IS WACK!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • tr

    Lupe’s on that Hurts Me Soul music.

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    CLICK MY NAME to download this track directly!

  • NYC

    @RECOVERY

    hahaha ur the stan . u even like Eminems wack shit !!

  • blackmamba

    @RECOVERY
    you are a douche

  • Lyracist

    Wow you’ve like honestly been dumbed down from your radio @Recovery. An Em fan that put Wayne in his top 3 and Waka and Soulja above Lupe? Ever heard of Slaughterhouse kid hahaha. Damn never knew 3 in was something to be proud of.

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  • Mars

    truth good to see real music on this blog

  • http://mochips.wordpress.com/ JunnBug aka Jun Nishihara

    I can relate to so many things mentioned in this song Lupe.

  • Tom_S

    Last verse is the best.

  • SMDH

    which fool compared this song to i need a doctor……….SMDH

  • Almarti5

    Praise the new hook queen! That is an amazing voice!

  • http://mochips.wordpress.com/ JunnBug aka Jun Nishihara

    This song’s been on repeat since I started listening to it about 30 mins ago.

  • RECOVERY

    I HATE LIL WAYNE BUT IT WAS A JOKE TO SAY LUPE SUCK MORE THAN HIM DUMBASS HAHAHA! DIE MUSILIM GO BLOW UP YOUR OWN BUILDING YOU NAPPY HEAD BITCH! STOP COPYING THE BEST RAPPER EVER EMINEM FORMULA I WILL PERSONALLY ASSAINTAED YOU!!!! SIMPLE RAP CANT HANG WITH SHADY THE GOAT!!!

  • You internet n00bs.

    Why did you take RECOVERY’s troll bait? He got y’all HARD.

    Pray for Lupe. Boyyyy they’re gonna take him to town. Gonna label him a an Anti-Semite and extremist.
    Get ready for it, Lupe. Be strong.

  • Drock

    I was hoping to be more impressed, sounds like filler to me.

  • i said YERR

    WOW … lupe went IN

  • RECOVERY

    WHO WITH ME? @BELIZE@BLACK SHADY@SHADY@COLD BLOOD@MAC DIESEL WE WILL DIE FOR SHADY AFTERMATH!!!!

  • RECOVERY

    YOURE NOT AMERICAN IF YOU COSIGN THIS CRAP DIE MUSLIM WITH OBAMA HAHAHA!!!

  • Real Deal

    @RECOVERY Lupe just said he didn’t like Obama. Obviously you weren’t listening. You know Obama is a Christian anyway right? Then you say waka and sb are better than lupe? Since you love em so much why don’t you get off the drugs like he did?

  • IMMORTAL

    Genius

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  • Hey Real Deal,

    did you read anything I wrote earlier? RECOVERY is trolling. Him, along with anyone else who posts like that on this site, or any site, is trolling. Yet all of you continue to bite.
    Fools, lol.

  • RECOVERY

    @REALDEAL YES HE IS A MUSLIM I GOT PROOF BITCH GET OFF THE TERROIST DICK BEFOR IT EXPLODE! LUPE SUCK ANY OTHER MAINSTREM RAPPER IS GREATER THAN LUPE EVEN POP HAHAHA DIE BITCH WE IN HERE SHADY!!!!

  • eqqqq1

    Ok wow !

  • @RECOVERY dude you can but Jay and Em in front of lupe idc but Wayne, Waka and Soulja ?? no fucking way

  • Dominic

    Recovery is trolling. Pay him no mind.

  • BrandonTex

    Lupe this song is STRAIGHT FIRE! the lyrical content is what people need to hear!

  • King JuggaNott

    Good song…

  • Donn

    TOLD U
    Alex Da Kid is changing HipHop for the better
    and Skylar Grey is a pop artist lol.
    Lupe is the greatest artist of all time!!!

  • i said YERR

    this is the realeast shit ive heard in a real long time … lupe set the bar for 2011

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  • LALL

    PURP AND PATRON……….FUCK NERD RAP

  • pppccc

    “an album that will suck”

  • WOW

    UNBELIEVABLE! co sign all the love … and fuck all the haters … lupe laughin at u idiots lol hes talkin about u fools! … this is def the realest song ive heard since the 90s with pac

  • BLV

    Alex Da Kid is the worst

  • RECOVERY

    i’m a stan and i’m a white kid who thinks Eminem is the best thing ever. Aftermath !!!

    WHITE POWER !!

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  • Theloneus

    Somebody call RECOVER’YS mama up and tell her to pull the plug on this niggas computer in the basement.

  • DDD

    amazing!

  • adsa

    cant stop listening

  • beanie

    real rap

  • martha

    cool!

  • Who Me?

    Amazing!

  • COLD BLOOD

    THE PRODUCTION IS GOOD AND I LIKE THE VERSES, BUT THE HOOK IS ANNOYING!

    YOU CAN HATE ME NOW!

  • akaclutch

    dudes lyrics are ignorant, not deep lol

  • Trav1

    YES!!!! This is what I’ve been waiting for. Lupe’s back! >:)

  • Eyerone

    and oh yeah. where YN at? he was one of THEE main niggas saying that Lupes album was NEVER coming out.

    he seem like a stubborn nigga anyway. one of those “til the end” type of a niggas that wouldnt give a nigga props if lupe were to go platinum.

  • as

    Wish more rappers would drop shit like this. Not a fan of the beat, mainly just don’t really feel Alex Da Kid’s style – no hate. Glad a record label actually allowed a single like this to drop.

  • CrASH617

    @RECOVERY…..let me by start off by saying i am a die hard em fan. You do realize em has enough credibility and respect in his pinky to be considered a real mc? us em fans need to stop reassuring each other he is the GOAT, let eminem do that. You can’t stoop down to a level of So Icy Boi. People know Em is one of the greatest to pick up a mic, but hating on real ass MC’s (Lupe) to make a point that Em is better is nonsense and makes you look like you have the IQ of a boulder…..As far as this post goes, absolutely phenomenal song, if you don’t like it, i honestly think you have no ears.

    CO-SIGN FOR RESPECT!

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    Thanks for the post. This is such a good song. It’s good to hear that they are already having their recording. Lupe Fiasco is a very good singer. Actually, I am an avid fan of him. I would have to inform my friends about it. For sure they will watch out for it. It would be nice to know when it will be out in the market.

  • Ac@pella!

    Yeah, this shit is dope. And that 1st verse was brutal, but it’s the truth. We NEED 2 hear and realize that shit hasn’t gotten any better really…and question: R Alex Da Kid & Skylar Grey like a 2 for 1 deal on songs now? Dope combo.

  • iHate

    Lupe is one of the best. Wanna hear a song with Em, Lupe, Nas, J Cole, B.o.B. & Kanye. I have BIG dreams

  • K-Lam

    SMH I don’t get it?

    First @RECOVERY it’s people like you who give Em fans a bad reputation. Calm down and stop masturbating to Em’s fan. I’m a big fan of Eminem but I never disrespect real artists on their page.

    Second, this is almost the SAME EXACT BEAT as I Need A Doctor, so why is everyone suddenly changing their minds on the damn beat? Is it mainly because it was a horrible single for Detox? (That’s what I think atleast) Because I would of thought it would be a good single for like a Recovery-Re-Release

    And third is wow Lupe has some balls putting this song out as a single. I’ve heard worse stuff from Lupe (controversy wise) but having this song as your single takes some fucking balls. Congrats on a great single from Lupe & Dre and Eminem. Congrats to both so stop the hating and enjoy the music

  • K-Lam

    *”stop masturbating to Em’s picture”

  • I’m tellin you

    Lupe surely killed , but I’m fed up with alex da faggot

  • CaniBlog?

    THIS SHIT IS ILL AND LUPE IS BETTER THAN YOU KNOW WHO

    FUCK ANYTHING NEGATIVE COMING AFTER THIS

    #LASERS

  • Real Talk

    Lasers > C4

  • alldope795

    wow. bad.ass.song!
    5 in the morning. ice hitting my window, doesnt let me sleep. a nigga gotta jam.

  • D

    man, lupe gotta a hit. i just don’t get him, why won’t he post the mp3 of his songs. people who want to buy his music will support him regardless…

  • slimshady

    ALEX DA KID NEEDS TO STOP PRODUCING SONGS. HES EVEN WORSE THAN LEX LUGER, SAME RECYCLED BEATS, AND HE ACTUALLY ALMOST MADE ME SKIP A LUPE SONG. SOMETHING I NEVER DO. FUCKING ASSHOLE, GO BACK TO ENGLAND

  • D

    KanyeShrug says:
    Tuesday, February 01 2011 at 12:20 AM EST

    I LOVE LUPE and I have no idea how Atlantic is letting this be the 2nd single. “You sir have balls.”
    ———————

    Balls? This record is Like the Way You Lie pt. 3….

  • Jinx

    finally somebody is saying it.

  • your pusha

    i like this lupe fiasco is an inceredible artist, please dont hate on this guy theres plenty of other rappers you can hate on with no guilt whatsoever.

  • martha

    real rap

  • fnf

    best rapper alive

  • tpo

    amazing!

  • TeamShady

    Lupe got me for my 10$

  • TeamShady

    i meant that in a good way

  • darrius

    So the GOAT has finally arrived. Jay bout to lose the the throne after this one!! LASERS March 8 I’m ready!!!

  • A

    LUPE !!! LASERS MARCH 8TH ! Yall need to chill with all that illegal downloading .. SUPPORT LUPE ! He makes GREAT MUSIC ! Its only 10 dollars you act like its 10gs -J.Cole

  • White_rappers311

    @RECOVERY it’s true Bo real em fan like me would ever put pussy ass motha fuckas like soulja boy or waka flocka in my top anything except worst rappers up there with Mac dre and yukmouth bu lupe is fuckin dope if u wanna see him kick some real good shit then check out his cypher with Papoose and styles p he even makes styles look lame

  • Hip Hop Fan

    wicked beats! amazing song.

  • whitemamba

    smh @ wtf’s wrong with u?! im glad theres finally a great song from lupe again!

  • darrius

    The GOAT has finally arrived. Jay betta watch his throne Lu comin for that shit. LASERS March 8 REALRAP Feel so much betta so much betta (50 voice)

  • RECOVERY

    MARSHAL MATHERS IS THE GOAT NOT THIS MUSILM! AND WAKA AND SOULJA BOY I DONT LIISTEN TO THEIR MUSIC BUT I KNOW IT BETTER A TEA PARTY TERROSIT IT JUST DONT MIX!

  • SkidaRoc

    Here we go…..Lu doing Lu….Who’s better?

  • Ballerboy

    I didn’t really fuck wit Lupe but shit iz dope as hell..But it would never get any radio play..Im fuckn wit Lupe for now on..

  • YMCMB

    Fuck that recovery kill yourself the real list:Lil wayne, jayz, lupe, jcole, game! Who will wanna support anti obama song ha he is such a douchebag and a prick. CARTER IV!!!

  • MinajBangher!

    He is turnining into just another political rapper…Nothing special here.I expected more fro 1 of the most underated MCs.I am a Lupe fan and will support the album but,i expect better!

  • YOUAJOKE

    ALEX DA KIDS BEATS ARE HEAVY!! DOPE TRACK FNF UP!

  • MinajBangher!

    @YMCMB!Ya BUUUGGIN!!!SHADY,Jay-Z,Nas,Lupe…..FUCK WAYNE,he is sooooooooooooo wack!!!And Game needs a Doctor!!!For his bi polar ass!!!GTFOH!!!!Wayne…..LMAOSH!!!!!

  • Andy B

    To all the fuckin morons who can’t understand this song, go back to fuckin grade school. I love Em too, but Jesus Christ you come on a fuckin Lupe post to talk about that shit. And who is the fuckin moron who put Soulja Boy before Lupe – did you not hear Syllables? That shit talking about loving a catchy hook and the same 4 words over, the definition of Soulja Boy. This song is what real fuckin hip hop is about…And who cares who said this shit in the past, its real, and its said – Why the fuck do people take time to comment on a song they listened to but just want to hate…..Fuck the haters.

  • nasonemic

    its ok kinda boring, kinda gettin sick of alex da kid. All he needs is a catchy hook bc hes beats r kinda lame. Lupe did good but i feel his flow didnt match the beat

  • Peekay

    dope

  • ET

    ALEX DA KID needs to step his drum game up…shit sounds exactly like “I Need a Doctor” and “Love the Way You Lie” !!!

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  • Young Mo Fo

    @Ac@pella!
    Skylar Grey is signed by Alex Da Kid. He put her on his tracks cuz she writes also. She wrote the hook for all the hits he produced here in the States, (hits not flops like Massive Attack by Minaj).
    Love the Way You Lie
    Airplanes
    I Need A Doctor
    Words I Never Said

    There may or may not be more than just this.

  • Young Mo Fo

    And my top 5 right now:
    1. Eminem
    2. Jay-Z
    3. Lil’ Wayne
    4. Lupe Fiasco
    5. Nas

    You may hate the list but you have to admit that each of these rappers are the most successful or dominant in the hip hop game. Nas is one of the best of all time (still living) so I had to push him back for his not being as successful with skill.
    Wayne has haters, and I dont like all his music, but you gotta admit he dominated the game for a long stretch, and he is a bigger name than almost every other rapper of all time (still alive).
    If youre a Jay fan and think he should go first, then lets just say:
    “Men lie, women lie. Numbers don’t” Therefore Eminem is number one. This is my personal list, I listen to other rappers, but I think these are the most skilled in some type of order (I might change the last 3 in different orders).

  • Young Mo Fo

    My bad @ Ac@pella!
    and anyone else who cares

    This is the thing about skylar grey, all the info is there musically speaking.
    http://www.rap-up.com/2011/01/31/who-is-skylar-grey/

  • Truth83

    it was nice, the hook can become a little annoying in time.

    great lyrical precision.

    i give it a 8/10

  • http://www.topdollagotit.com doodlet

    hmmmm he uses American tactics of promotion in order to sell and make profit on this single yet he criticizes America…if you cant tell this is a marketing ploy u need to unplug and read a book or at least look within yourself.

    i call BULLSHIT. the real revolution will not be televised or sponsored by Atlantic. Like this record is.

  • I.S.A.A.C.

    WOW….. a lot of truth on this one.

    And for ppl hating on the song formula (hook stylings of Love The Way You Lie, Coming Home, & I Need A Doctor)…. it HAS to follow some commercial formulas to get a song that deep pushed. What he is saying has so much truth that it’s actually smart, not selling out, to conform the production and hook for the masses to get the info out.

    and it’s dope.

  • Belize

    THIS is dope.

  • Word

    Alex Da Kid sucks. His beats man…what the fuck. And Skylar Greay sings too damn slow every time I hear i her.

  • still best rite now!!

    kinda corny when you call something controversial before it even drop, but the lyrics & msg were dope nonetheless, hook & beat sound like everything on the radio last year. Lupe for the revolution!!

  • QUEENZ

    Good job Lu, this is what the artform is for! whether I agree or disagree with everything in this song I love that you took it there. Peace, I’d love to hear Nas on the last verse of this. Remix please!

  • West-Coast

    Im Muslim
    Respect lupe
    Fuck israhell

  • YoYoYo

    @recovery go drink a 5th of vodka and drive.

  • A

    Agree with LOLOL

    This shit is ok. Hurt me soul is way more lyrical and way more political. Loupe get back to some food and liquor flows

  • WVTY

    @RECOVERY what is wrong with being muslim? and Soulja boy even said Lupe was better but he doesnt rap all ” Super Lupe Lyrical ” because he wont sell records because as Soulja said it “niggas wont understand what im saying” and Lupe made SLR to poke fun at him…and waka even said he sucks lol he just says random shit and if you actually listen to the lyrics he said fuck obama… @lolol Nobody said this is newly controversial…… and Lupe has talked about this before too this is just his first single talking about it…listen to BMF and Enemy of the State…

  • WVTY

    @MinajBangher! dont just write him off after this song…. he has many GREAT songs on Lasers like Beautiful lasers, State run radio….. and Stereo sun was suppose to be on there but its not….. just look those up on youtube and maybe you’ll be satisfied :) lol

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    dope

  • WVTY

    @A listen to Beautiful lasers and his other songs off lasers on youtube! lol this is just one song off the album…It doest mean he completely changed lol

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    Absolute best in the game. Hands down.

  • ptone814

    G.O.A.T.

    THIS DUDES RIDICULOUS………..ALWAYS DROPPING KNOWLEDGE….WAKE UP U SIMPLE MINDED FUCKS….

    THE BLIND ARE MOSTLY INTRIGUED BY THE DRUM (MK)

    BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    .

  • cmon son

    so a black guy didnt vote for obama . thats not news? a black rapper that doesnt support obama…thats NOT NEWS.

    Calling glenn beck and rush limbaugh a racist is now “LYRICAL”?

    man yall kids need to quit blogging and go back to picking your noses

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  • Cheechu

    standing ovation!!!!

  • alldope795

    i dont understand why abuncha ya niggas are conserned with other rappers after listening to THIS song. just enjoy the goddamn thing. and take lupe’s advice…before you post a dumbass comment…reconsider and make those “words YA DUMB DICKS never said”

  • ODM3TheTruth

    Lupe hasn’t been able to do his real lyrical ass shit since I was like 12.

    However, this lyricism > 100% of what’s out here.

    What rapper do you know of that still spits real like this? An what they want to?

  • the_truth

    @RECOVERY aka RAZ B, when did you learn how to use a computer. smh

  • power

    YALL ARE EVEN LUCKY LUPE PUT THIS OUT FOR MOST OF YOU LOSERS… EXCUSE ME LASERS

  • ODM3TheTruth

    ^ True shit.

    I’m heading to Walmart on the 8th before I head to class…

    Need this and his album to listen to.

  • CUbe

    Awesome! And it ain’t no stupid rebel “just to be different” shit either……It’s the TRUTH! It’s sad that Lupe is the only one with the ballz to say it.

  • Nathaniel

    it’s other rappers that say shit LIKE this…

    but none of them are as visible as lupe. that’s what makes this more significant. he’s mainstream (not commercial, but mainstream), and he went right for obama’s throat. if nobody is listening but people who feel like you do (dead prez, preaching to the choir) then it ain’t controversial.

    THIS… THIS is controversial. now we’ll just have to see to what degree he has to answer for his words, and how good of a job he does defending these hard facts.

    i applaud lupe. love what you’re doing, nigga.

  • Ray

    It’s a dope song. Definitely listened to it a few times already. In the true essence of hip-hop it’s counterculture. The only thing I disagree with is his decision not to exercise his franchise (vote). Either that, or he voted for McCain/Palin–and that’s his decision.

  • WVTY

    I totally agree with @Nathaniel I’m curious to see how this turns out and I wonder what radio stations will actually play this…. but all of them were skeptical of Obama during the election so you cant say that he stole it from them…. And even if I may not agree with some of the things in this song I still applaud lupe for taking this route
    L.A.S.E.R.S March 8th!

  • Nathaniel

    @Ray

    he didn’t vote at all, because he’s anti-american government and everything it stands for, regardless of who is in the tyrannical seat of president. period. lupe believes in the people changing the people, then organizing, not to vote for people to do work for you who history has shown don’t have your best interests at heart, but to build and work amongst yourselves. change comes from the bottom up, not from the top down. so to a cat like that, voting doesn’t = the change the people need most, because america’s structure isn’t built for that. the task of every president is not to be a righteous leader, but to keep the system intact, however necessary. history. peace

  • WVTY

    @Nathaniel …… you sir a good man lol what you say is very true!

  • WVTY

    are a*

  • villain

    if lupes plane crashes or some other suspecious death we will know why

  • Haters/Stans

    MUSIC ILLUMINATI:

    Sony
    Universal
    EMI
    Warner
    Viacom

    When u dont hear this on the radio, these will be the responsible parties. THIS IS REAL. They own every major channel, every major station, every major artist, every major website. Most sites wont even let u type their names into a comment, which is mostly why Im even trying to post this. You say Lupe, they say Lil Wayne. You say Nas, they say Nelly.

  • Nathaniel

    @Haters/Stans

    can’t forget about Clear Channel and Radio One, lol.

    @WVTY

    lol preciate it

  • http://twitter.com/topbananas48 TopBananas

    March is too far away.

  • syllable

    him nd wiz sound exact cant stand wiz cant satnd lupes voice good lyrics tho sickest shit at the govt since eminems MOSH

  • Ray

    @Nathaniel

    I’ve always thought Lupe was talented, but I didn’t know his back-story. But our government is hardly a dictatorship—If you think so ask the people of Egypt who’ve had the same president for 30 years. The whole theory behind Democracy is that people in public service are held accountable to the citizens through. . . voting. It’s a self fulfilling prophecy—if you never vote, you should never expect your opinions to be heard. Lupe has a strong voice in Chicago—and beyond—but instead of using it to get people elected that share his views it seems as though he’s encouraging people not to vote. Change doesn’t just come from the top down, nor just the bottom up. It takes both grass-roots organization AND action from people in power.

    This isn’t a political blog though, and at the end of the day it’s a dope song that’s generating buzz for his album. Clap for ‘em.

  • Ruckus

    @Ray

    I think Lupes point was essentially that there wasnt anybody on the ballot worth his vote… same way I felt during that particular election. He doesnt say that hell never vote, or that he doesnt think activism is appropriate, it seems more like hes voicing the discontent that many of us are feeling with “the government” in general. Its not specific to Republicans or Democrats, because our problems arent unique to an individual party, and its not really about a specific candidate, because nobody, including Obama, seems willing to actually listen to the people. And your vote means nothing when your will is immediately ignored.

  • i said YERR

    lupe set the bar for 2011!

  • sway-z

    Whoa!!! Now this is the one!!! Don’t fuck up Atlantic
    (even though you already kind of did not making this the first single)

    The video for this would be crazy, and it needs to get done ASAP. The flow on that last verse….fucking crazy!

  • jojo

    Greeeeeeat track good job atlantic letting him release what he wants

  • Hats

    this song is fucking crack. no problems with the words he said

  • RECOVERY

    I may hate obama and muslim but lupe is anti america! You hate it so much go back to africa you wanna be white fag! BAD MEETS EVIL!

  • HK

    Dope song

  • koa29

    omg Alex Da kid is so corny he uses the same goddamn formula.

    ^^

    but…….he makes hits.

    so the fuck what

  • Devin

    this song is seriously amazing and that 3rd verse is so fucking powerful.

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  • WVTY

    @RECOVERY soooo….does that mean when someone doesnt like the people in the american government they are anti-american? …..

  • Liquid?

    Jihad is not holy war, where’s that in the worship?
    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’ve pushed them.
    Walk with me into the ghetto, this where all the Kush went
    Complain about the liquor store, Well what you drinkin’ liquor for?
    Complain about the gloom but, when’d you pick a broom up?
    Just listenin’ to Pac ain’t gon’ make it stop.

    Words that should have been said years ago.

    To all the people that are saying he was trying to make a controversial song and failed: You’re all idiots and are just hearing words Lupe has never said. He wrote this song to show everyone how fucked up the world is today, which in turn will automatically label it “controversial.”

    “Jihad is not Holy war, where’s that in the worship?” – I am so happy that someone finally fucking said this. By the way I am not a muslim or anything of that nature before you start yelling at me.

    Lupe is now my favorite rapper, and has the utmost respect from me for every single thing he said in this song. Since he basically said what i’ve thought to myself for like the past 10 years, it’s good to know there’s famous people that have reasonable knowledge of the world.

    I can’t take back the words you just read.

  • Paari

    Not controversial, not lyrical, nothing we haven’t heard a hundred rappers say more cleverly and more eloquently. This is straight up pop for those that want to complain without contemplating the deeper intricacies surrounding our social problems. Lupe used to spit the truth, now he’s another suburban robot. Must be the money…

  • Liquid?

    @Paari GO find me another song that you have heard in the last 10 – 20 years since this war on terror bullshit where someone says “Jihad is not holy war, where’s that in the worship?” Oh wait, you can’t. Because nobody has really said that.

  • WVTY

    @Paari Lupe talked about this on some of his previous songs ” more cleverly” and hes putting it “out there” because he IS mainstream ( but not commercial) and the reason it sounds like pop is so it appeals to more people. Think as a business man would you put this song or something like Go TO Sleep as a single? and just because of a song that is suppose to appeal to EVERYBODY not just Lupe Fiasco fans youre going to write him off? Other songs that are going to be on his album are amazing like State run radio and Beautiful lasers but they wouldnt stir anything up because those dont appeal to the typical radio listener. This song will stir up “controversies” because more people will hear because of the pop sound and he dumbed it down for the average listener…. Listen to Go To Sleep if you think Lupe lost it or even SLR…

  • CUbe

    @Paari: Huh :-) You’re funny dude. You should do “stand up”. So now Lupe’s a sell-out? Come on.

  • MHarstad

    This is dope..but I Need a Doctor is better..just my opinion tho

  • WVTY

    @Liquid? I havent heard anybody big say that :)

  • CUbe

    @WVTY: And that’s the thing. Just the fact, that he’s brave enough (Being a mainstream rapper, having something to lose) to rap about these things makes me respect him enormously….

  • WVTY

    @CUbe me too!!! thats why he didnt do the normal super lupe lyrical stuff lol so everybody would know what he is saying

  • SS

    Wasn’t yellow boy saying that Atlantic would never drop this album a few weeks ago? lol, old ass nigga fails again.

  • d.g.

    fire!!! lupe coming back with heat…. i been sleeping on him for too long

  • drew who

    he has to get production and hooks like this to get play, its just the way it is, wish it wasnt, even though its not that bad to be honest. same with i need a doctor, its the only way to get the music out to the masses.

  • L-Dubb

    Nice.

    Blackscholaronline.com

  • WVTY

    @drew who its sad isnt it? smh

  • Deking

    @recovery – i know u r entitled to your opinion, but really? REALLY?

    “Eminem>>jay>>>wayne>>waka>>soula boy>>lupe”

    im sorry solja boy, and waka in top five? and over lupe? are we talking commercial success (honestly i cant say solja boy and waka will be remembered 5-10 yrs from now, so i dont know where u r heading wit that)? even then

  • Truth

    Lupe keeping hiphop alive! cant wait for the new album

  • LUPE LOSES ALL CREDIBILITY

    With that Building 7 comment, Lupe loses all credibility….. He is pushing ignorance.

    “Pull it” means, they wanted to pull the FIREFIGHTERS, not the BUILDING…!

  • WVTY

    hes asking a question not stating a fact…. since hes not sure what hes talking about hes asking….

  • WVTY

    and maybe he meant it to be a play on words you know how Lupe raps…unless you dont really listen to his music…

  • SOSOCHI

    I could go without the long ass hook, but my man Lu surely stays on point. Nobody’s touchin that last verse..

  • BLuu

    this will defiantly not go mainstream.

  • YaDig

    Alex Da Kid is the 2011 Lex Luger.

  • leo

    Don’t think this was meant to be lyrical…he’s setting the album up with public friendly singles. The first two were obviously label tracks. He said 70% is label demanded. Album should be dope, I hope he dives in deeper

  • WVTY

    @SOSOCHI yeah thats my favorite verse too
    @leo he does in like songs like beautiful lasers which is about suicide i think and a couple others he does dive deeper

  • Rozay’s left ball

    I don’t think he loses credibility and I think he is refering the the whole 9/11 consipracies and them actually dropping building 7. Like in the interview with the firefighters that were there at the time said there were clearly explosives in the building and explosions going off inside. So don’t really see why he would refer to pulling the firefighters….

  • Slim313

    I need a doctor murders this song

  • TNT

    This is exactly the music i will support with my money.
    Minstrel show monkeys that brag about how much money and coke they have get bootlegged,
    Lupe will get my dollars.
    Refreshing to see some meaningful and poignant lyrics

  • Josh

    dope dope dope!

  • ColoradoKnight

    I’m not a fan of this record. Lupe hasn’t been consistent since “Food & Liquor” in my opinion. Very talented emcee, but I haven’t been interested in his music since then. His records have too much of a rock n’ roll/ pop vibe for my taste (maybe it’s the singing on the hooks in every song recently?). F&L was a classic album though.

  • Snaxx

    I respect your opinion @Recovery but Em being the greatest of all time… come on that shits just stupid to say which is why i dont compare artists because they all have their strong suit. IMO Lupe is a better lyricist by far . But i mean no artists can truly be compared to another because music is so fluid that an artist can change a style like its nothing. Jay -z for instance he takes something from every artists he ever had on his label so fuck all the best alive shit. Its all a matter of opinion if you like lyricists more your gonna lean towards Lupe, Currensy, Murs, Common, Talib Kweli, etc. but if your more commercialist you would lean towards soulja boy, waka flocka, and gucci mane.

    I started feeling like that when i heard a lupe song where he says “I dont feel that im the best i just feel im better than” and then the guy on the hook says everyone. But like i said a matter of opinion and feeling at the moment. like tomorrow i could be like Scarface is the best the tomorrow it could be ice cube or whatever im feeling like that day

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    Peaceful non-compliance! LESSDODIS!

  • renna

    amazing

  • FUCK YALL

    WACK AS FUCK. LUPE IS DOPE BUT WTF MAN. THESE CORNY RECOVERY HOOKS NEEDS TO STOP. FUCK ALEX DA DOUCHE AND HIS $5 DOLLAR BITCH SKYLAR GREY. FUCK THIS SHIT.

  • WVTY

    @ColoradoKnight The Cool didnt have songs that sounded like a pop song…and it was a GOOD album not better than food and liquor but the last two singles sound pop/rock to appeal to more so they will by his album…

  • OffYaSelf

    wow lyrics are on point,, goes to show you dont need to rap about weed guns and bullshit to make a good song

  • Da5’9

    Eminem=GOAT anyone who thinks lupe is better is an idiot

  • WVTY

    @Da5’9 i dont think anybody posted that on here lol and why call them an idiot? everybody is entitled to their own opinion lol

  • killlacam

    this song is hot but thats cause of the beat and the hook , lupe didnt bring much to it, he might be lyrical but any other respectable rapper could’ve made this shit pop off
    not a fan of this guy, fuck em

  • Radar

    ^die slowly

  • WVTY

    @killacam This is not one of Lupe’s best songs but it still is a good song cause of the issues it brings up… and the last verse is EXTREMELY good…and I’m not gonna lie this dumbed down for the masses thats why its a single…. listen to SLR or Go To Sleep for some recent Lupe Lyricalness lol Bet you wont even understand it lmfao

  • Real RECOVERY

    Alex da kid produces a banger, and Skylar Grey is prob the best hook writer and singer I have ever heard! Lupe goes hard.

    Dope. Def gettin me some of that Lasers when it drops.

  • WVTY

    @killacam….. I doubt Lil wayne could talk about the same thing and make it a good song….Lil wayne would talk about other things but not these issues…cause he CANT! he tried in rebirth…..

  • Kong

    ^Lil Waynes not smart enough to talk about shit like this.

  • WVTY

    @Kong i know right lol

  • weasel

    Fuck everyone talking shit about Eminem y this is Lupe’s post and if anything my wish is a track where Lupe and Em just spit some real shit…..stop comparing Em is obviously top 5 all time but Lupe is under rated and has the potential to be in the top 5 as well

  • Trav1

    This is not the same exact beat as I need a doctor.. Similar kit and what not yes but a lot better. I hate the effect they have on the vocals for I need a doctor. Plus the flow on a beat makes such a big deal, and Lupe’s flow killed it.

  • WVTY

    @weasel nobody talked shit about em….

  • Vajra

    Lupe is da bomb, I love all his songs man, he’s one of da realest rappers of our generation :)!

  • yo

    LASERSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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  • KC

    Alex Da Kid has arrived.

  • Its just ME!

    LOVE THIS SONG! WILL BE BUYING THIS CD! Haven’t spent my HARD earned dollars on to much of this GARBAGE lately. But I will be buying Lupe! Yes sir!

  • Standard

    This is so dope. I’ve been in love with Lupe since he said “now i ain’t tryna be the greatest/i used to hate hiphop/yep because the women degraded”

    still my heart. the only international rapper i dig right now.

    eminem is violent, corny, and angry. the people that support him do so because he is a white. he holds as much weight as soldier boy talent wise. anyone can sell records to the mainstream which is comprised of non-thinkers. hitler was once popular too.

  • http://rapradar BONKS

    fuck that bitch ass LOLOL YOU DONT NO SHIT ABOUT MUSIC SO SHUT YOUR ASS UP CAUSE THIS GOES HARD MOTHERFUCKA.

  • Cj

    Weak!