dat album name
this > lasers
but the song went off when he said "a couple croissants shy of a continental breakfast"
Lupe Fiasco's Pathway of Redemption version 2.0 Part I of V ...the prequel.
Digging: Arcane Roots - Melancholia Hymns
"Lupe Fiasco's Pathway of Redemption version 2.0 Part I of V ...the prequel."
To explain Lupe's album title, though: it's the first part of a planned double album, like 'Mezmerize' is to 'Hypnotized'. And probably a continuation of the 'Food & Liquor'/'The Cool' storyline.
If the rest of the album is this good, it'll be on my year end list for sure. Between this, Killer Mike and Nas, this is shaping up to be a good damn year for hip-hop.
Pete Rock ain't too happy about the use of that beat, though, from what I've read.
It's a good song besides that album title, sounds like older Lupe which is fine by me.
That is one ballsy album title.
First Food was fantastic, this sounds like it will be a worthy continuation.
thank god! i loved the cream reference
"Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album (Part I)"
actually lol'd when i read that.
Hahaha a snide remark from none other than ASnideRemark. Kinda works with your avatar.
The original Food and Liquor was amazing, so I'm hoping this is too.
welcome back lupe
this is neat, much better than any of lupe's last two releases.
Good stuff, though that's mainly for the beat. Really, really lazy production though, ripping one of the most famous beats in hip hop.
Tom Scott's cover of Jefferson Airplane's "Today" is what the sample is from btw if anyone cares.
when this guy is on he is one of the best in the world pity that isnt that frequent
i mean shit he even has a good BEAT on this
also "Food & Liquor II:
The Great American Rap Album (Part I)"
that has to be irony right
stoked, lasers sucked but hopefully he gets back on his feet
Great song. lasers was horrible.
"Tom Scott's cover of Jefferson Airplane's "Today" is what the sample is from btw if anyone cares."
actually it's an homage to TROY and there are no samples, the producer got a legit sax player to come in and play it and stuff. Pete Rock got really pissed at this tho.
I liked this but I kind of feel like Lupe was really kind of forcing the political stuff to be forced like, "I'M BACK GUYS AND AS DEEP AS EVER C'MON I KNOW I FUCKED UP BUT PLEASE LIKE ME AGAIN? POLITICS?"
Made me happy - after all the label bullshit surrounding Lasers, this is really good.
Loved Food and Liquor, really enjoyed The Cool. And I kind of like the album name.
dat album name 
I didn't even have to listen to Lazers to say it was bad; all it took was "The Show Goes On" to see what was up.
This is pretty tight though. Loving the beat, and I'm liking the chorus.
the show goes on was actually alright but the rest of lazers was simply awful
not very good, and using the same melody as such a legendary track is an awful idea
people say this often but it's very much true here: this song just makes me want to listen to the original
lyrics are boring too. just bad all around honestly
yeah, people don't seem to get that these tracks will never be memorable because all they'll sound like is an homage, and that's it.
"actually it's an homage to TROY and there are no samples, the producer got a legit sax player to come in and play it and stuff. Pete Rock got really pissed at this tho."
Well the original beat from TROY is sampled from Tom Scott's cover of Jefferson Airplane's "Today", so I assumed they just re-sampled the same shit instead of hiring a new sax player to come in and try to mimic the original. I guess it makes sense from a legal standpoint though.