31 comments:

  1. Compared to his past first singles (Superstar and Kick, Push), this isn't even comparable. It is a major step down. I love Lupe but the hook on this song is awful, the lyrics are mediocre by Lupe's standard, and his flow isn't anything to write home about. That being said, by most standards this is a good song, just not by my standards for Lupe.

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  2. It sounds real industry. It's definitely one of the songs Atlantic sent to him to do. :/ He still held it together though. This'll just be my least favorite song off the album. Damn Atlantic for attempting to ruin a classic album!! >:(

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  3. The beat is absolutely amazing.
    Seems as though lyrically--Lupe was just as loose & free (in terms of saying what he wants, speaking positively) as he always is.

    But something about it still seems 60% Atlantic, 40% Lupe.

    eh. I guess it be like that sometimes.

    LOVE IT NONE THE LESS, THOUGH!
    :)

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  4. should be called The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco Ft. Atlantic Records

    I just want to puke rainbows when I hear the beat and chorus. From what I've heard of Lasers so far, this song had the least likable hook. for all you who say the the hook amazing or w/e tell me how you feel about it in a couple of weeks. There are only two types of songs, songs that get better with time and songs that get worse. This is def the latter. That being said, with out this I would have never known about the Modest mouse song that this samples (which is sooo sick). But really I dont like the radio/90% of what people listen to anyways so who am I to say what sounds good. At the very least his message was positive and will reach a bigger audience than ever before.. hopefully. If this that doesn't happen then this was the worst move of his career. I think Atlantic held off the release date cus there weren't any radio friendly hits so that put pressure on Lupe to make this, which I think he made pretty recently. smh at, like Lupe said, Atlantic thinking they're artists.

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  5. Something about Lupe, anything he touches turns to gold. Uplifting song, by the end I'm smiling like an idiot. He doesn't have to spit a line with 20 different meanings to make a "good" song. This song is written poetically, has a nice beat, samples one of my favorite songs, and has a really positive and motivational message. What could be better?

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  6. Can't help but agree with this:

    "Compared to his past first singles (Superstar and Kick, Push), this isn't even comparable. It is a major step down. I love Lupe but the hook on this song is awful, the lyrics are mediocre by Lupe's standard, and his flow isn't anything to write home about. That being said, by most standards this is a good song, just not by my standards for Lupe."

    The beat sounds like a Ke$ha song, which is bad enough. The chorus sounds like something Flo Rida put together.
    I don't expect Lupe to go in every track and spit 100 metaphor with 1000 meanings, but the lyrics were just lacking in this. Stereo Sun or State Run Radio would've made a great first track but what do I know?... I'm just a fan.

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  7. It's wack.....plain & simple....I gotta a feeling I'm gonna dislike Lasers because its gonna be an Atlantic Records album and not a Lupe album like F&L and The Cool. I've heard it once and probably want hear again on purpose.

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  8. I agree w/ everyone else...this song isn't my favorite, and I had to listen to it over and over and over to even kinda like it. But I had to do that w/ BMF and now I lloovvee that song, but I don't think this is gonna be the same. I hope that his album is more complex then this song....

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  9. Okay why do I see so much hate I mean sure it sounds like a single you might hate in a while but if you are a fan you know that won't happen. Now I do hear the Atlantic in it but cut him some slack it was either one "single" or no album now which would yall choose? Also singles are supposed to promote albums.(Which may mean radio and TV time like BET or MTV, i doubt MTV though.

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  10. This is a single. It’s going to be played to the masses and I know that a lot of people will only hear this song whenever it’s on the radio. Thus, it has to be catchy. It HAS to have a nice beat that may distract from deep intricate lyrics which is why the lyrics have to be simple.

    I think the goal of this song is clear. For the people who only listen to music to give them something to groove to while they go about their business struggling through life, going to work, going to class, going to parties, whatever… this will hopefully give them something uplifting, give them something real…. cause them to think about their impact on the world and how they can be the change they want to see. I believe that this song accomplishes this goal. In order to restore balance to hip hop, more uplifting songs need to be released on the radio. Whether or not this was put down on Lupe by Atlantic is irrelevant IMHO. Lupe is showing the masses another side of hip hop. He is showing truth... how can i disrespect that? what am i doing to help the world?

    And for us “real hip hop fans”… I’m gonna be patient and wait for the album and/or Lupe’s next mixtape to feed my Lupe fix.

    peace, much love

    and thank you lupe for doing what you do

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  11. its a good freaking song. everybody needs to cool it. i swear the only the down time between albums was awful for lupe only because his hardcore fans (me included) had time to come up with these ridiculously high standards for what lupe can do. just because its catchy doesn't mean that you have to hate it. this goes both ways. some people hate it cause theyre convinced its all atlantic and some people mindlessly love it because its lupe (thats to you with the 100 playcount) just cut him some slack. who cares if its not another streets on fire. its a damn good song and if anybody else had put this out you'd like it but because you think lupe is some god he's better than this. *stops rant*

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  12. It sounds like a Atlantic record?, r u ppl fuckin retarded? Superstar, Kick Push, I Gotcha, Day Dream, Hiphop saved my life were "Atlantic" songs, do u ppl even understand the business? some of the greatest rappers of all time have classic songs that were radio friendly, so wat that Lupe didnt have metaphors, have complex lines or storytellin in it, Dear Mama didnt either, Juicy didn't and yet those are classic, u ppl expect too much, Lupe needs songs like this to sell more and he can do it while still being positive.

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  13. I agree with most of the comments its just not Lupe. But he says the album is bananas i trust him. Lets hope the album is like a whole different world compared to the single its straight up too commercial. Usually Lupe makes everything so unique and his own this sounds like any rapper could have gone on this and been as good. Im not feelin it screw Atlantic Records and the music industry I cant wait till Lupe has his own creative freedom at FnF

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  14. The co chairman craig kallman of atlantic prod. Daydreamin. U callin this an atlantic song. Ha ha gtfoh

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  15. Its okay, but am I wrong for demanding more? Something more complex, abstract serpentine,filled with windings, twist,turns & mind affecting? Something with a little more effort and a lot less whatever? Am I wrong for feeling like superstar and shining were both worthy canidates for being the soundtracks to my life?
    Am I wrong for hoping he makes another superstar or shining down? This record was honestly meh, nothing to big, nothing to small.. That's pretty much it. Anyhow did anyone ask if "Stereo sun" would make the album? Am I'm wrong for hoping that could potentially be the third canidate for that soundtrack to my life? Well am I?

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  16. He said stereo sun IS on the album go watch the ustream... and all of you haters (of this song) would love it if Matthew Santos was on the hook. You bastids would be sayin it dope and would suck off lupe nuts

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  17. this should be titled "Look at the positive thoughts on the single"

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  18. Y'all are nasty fans.. Wanting Lupe all to your-greedy-selves. I am huge Lupe stan but i would rather have him branch out and gain more fans than to have the album be shelved forever.. Life is about compromise and sacrifice.. Lupe loves you guys so much that he is willing to "bow down" to Atlantic and do a radio friendly track so as to give you guys LASERS (where true Lupe music is).

    A positive message is there.. Don't you guys want Lupe to gain more fans? I want Lasers to sell like crazy.. You guys have always said that he is 'the most underrated musician in the game', now that he is trying to do good it is still not good enough..

    Y'all should be recruiting people that wouldn't have listened to his music before and get them hooked on Lupe.. Spread the word and get your man noticed, call radio shows and request his song every hour. Make your man a success.. Don't complain all the time..

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  19. People need to be honest with themselves. The general music fan only loved Superstar because of Matthew and didn't know any lyrics. The general music fan only likef Kick, Push because of the hook and it still didn't get much play in my state. I think people are inflating previous singles because we are crazy fans lol.

    I think Lupe stans like us can see the difference but the average music fan will not see a difference between this and Superstar on a lyrical level because they half-listen.

    It's a good song. It's a feel good song. Celebratory song. I don't expect Lupe to be hyper-lyrical all the time (Fort Minor's "Be Somebody" anyone?). A good song is a good song. And yeah calling this an "Atlantic song" is really showing some fans ignorance.

    "The co chairman craig kallman of atlantic prod. Daydreamin. U callin this an atlantic song. Ha ha gtfoh"

    This.

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  20. I agree with the general consensus that it is way below Lupes standards. I also agree that it is "The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco Ft. Atlantic Records". But most importantly it is worrying me to what extent Atlantic have ruined the whole album. I mean "Shining Down" was fucking awesome why not make it the official single even though it was leaked. Same with "Im Beaming" This single sounds like a Flo Rida collab. However having heard some of the live songs from L.A.S.E.R.S I am still optimistic. If the album is anything like this single then we can all still "Go to Sleep".

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  21. ^dumbass the album been done wtf are you talking about

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  22. ^Just because Lupe handed it in in Jan does not mean it hasn't been changed since then. I'm sure atlantic wantwed him to change something, hence the album delay

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  23. I really don't get why it's not on iTunes. I think Atlantic isn't doing its job... they gonna put out the album and hardly promote it.

    Also, I love the song. Chorus is dope.

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  24. @suge STFU and listen to interviews cuz you dont know wtf you are talking about go and listen to the rapradar interview LUPE SAID NONTHING ON THE ALBUM IS CHANGING ITS THE SAME AS WHEN HE TURNED IT IN

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  25. lol at yall talking shit @suge when he's right...lu SAID hes still recording new shit for lasers...

    and fuck yall for hating on this song. commercially viable songs are neccessary. Why wouldnt you want him to have a hit single that wil get his name OUT there

    superstar was a hit, top 10 etc, but people only knew the hook...it was "that guy who did superstar" when they knew about lu...THIS song will get him known

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  26. and it wasnt selayed it was shelved indefinitely cuz lupe wouldnt sign the 360 contract it had nonthing to do with the music

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  27. no suge is wrong you jackass like i said listened to the rapradar interview he aint recording no new songs for lasers you fool

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  28. I like the song. The lyrics are inspirational and make me feel somewhat empowered. I believe that that is the point of music to begin with. Though, the song is heavily dumbed down when compared to most of Lupe's other works, the more important part is that it is a song that openly promotes positivity. The negative songs on the radio work because they hit people subliminally. That can work the same way for positive music.

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  29. I keep hearing that we should give him a break because it is a single and he has to sell, but Superstar was a single that will probably end up selling better than this mediocre song. Superstar was quality and it sold. You don't have to sacrifice quality for a hot record.

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  30. What I am getting from people is that you think Lupe is lying to you and he bowed down to Atlantic and went against his morals. Really??

    Why not just say, "Lupe made a song I don't really think is that hot" because all this complaining is basically saying "I think Lupe is a liar and he caved to Atlantic!"

    Tell us how you really feel.

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