Lupe Fiasco Lasers (2011)
Lupe Fiasco's Lasers had everything going against it that you could imagine. That includes album delays, a slew of leaks, and Lu himself even telling us in an interview that he both loved and hated the project, prior to its release. So it was somewhat understandable when people went in with low expectations, heard the poppy moments, and wrote it off.
But amidst the glossy soundscapes and huge synths, Lupe is still, well, Lupe on here. "Words I Never Said" is huge and bombast, but it's also pure honesty. The same goes for "All Black Everything," which stands as one of his finest socio-political cuts to date.
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