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10. Lupe Fiasco "Show Goes On"

A song Lupe Fiasco didn’t really want to make becomes his biggest hit ever. The irony. And yeah, it was difficult accepting something so formulaic from the guy who brought us “Hip-Hop Saved My Life,” among other crafty tunes. But really, not all music needs to be a science project. Think of all the new fans Lupe gained by making a crossover smash—new fans that could be turned on to his more creatively ambitious work. It’s a give and take, and we're happy for once that Lupe gave us something we didn’t have to think too hard about.

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