78 comments:

  1. I am glad that he cleared up that it's State RUN Radio. I never understood why people heard "Crime" and started complaining saying he changed it due to some push back or something. I always heard it as State Run Radio.

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  2. ITS SO PERFECT. EVEN IF IT REMINDS ME JUST A LIIIIITTTTLEEEEEEE LIKE CUDI, LU MAKES IT HIS OWN BRILLIANCE. LOVE HIM!

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  3. Great song cant wait the album! I like when he speeds up his flow in the second half

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  4. It will probably be on iTunes soon.

    The beat and hook are more mainstream which is OK. Lupe can spread his message and it's catchy.

    He he still has that dope flow and sick lyrics!

    LASERS!

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  5. HOLD UP SINGLE IS FIRE
    and hold the F up with that kid cudi sh*t everyone always gotta say some sh*t about Lu reminds them of Kid Cudo -_- GTFO! The only song where he spits simular to cudi is what u want. RIP to all that f*ckin comparing Lu to other dudes. *SHOW GOES ON*

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  6. Such a hot track. Lupe doesn't dissapoint.

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  7. Can someone post the lyrics please!!

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  8. Does anyone have a clue when it will be on Itunes?
    I really want to buy it from there so that it can get more popular on the Itunes charts. That would be really helpful for it to get big.

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  9. Who's singing the hook?????? Anyone know?

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  10. THIS SOUND LIKE THAT Number 1 shit. This is our number one! LASERS can you DIG IT!!!! Shit its got that 'anthem' feel =) Cant stop smiling!!

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  11. A M A Z I N G.

    So hype right now.

    Can't wait til Georgetown show on Sat!
    :DDD

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  12. Keep uplighting those unable to see the light Lu!

    It will be appreciated one day...

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  13. Yeah who's singing the hook? And someone said something about an illuminati reference, where is that?

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  14. Sean can you make a post about key things he said in the stream i didn't see the entire stream (im sure others didnt see the entire thing.... PLEASE!!! Thank you. I walked in and i heard him say army girl but i didn't know what he said about it!

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  15. the content of the song is nice... but its sad that the beat had to sound mainstream in order for it to be promoted...

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  16. i can't stop smiling. love you lu

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  17. Everyone acts like mainstream is so bad. I love Lupe and never want him to go straight mainstream, but just because a song is catchy or mainstreamish doesn't make it bad. His flow is dope and still has the lyrics. It's a sick song.

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  18. i just hope Atlantic puts a strong push behind this song. this should be another top 10 record for Lu. i really feelin this shit.

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  19. The beat is actually a good use of the Modest Mouse sample, no matter what people say. Should be a hit!

    Classic Lupe flow! FnF Up!

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  20. is the chorus supposed to borrow from the song "float on" by modest mouse?

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  21. Illuminati reference? Where?

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  22. Is it just me, or was this song a little underwhelming? Lyrically, I just don't see it. The beat is good, the message is excellent, and it fits the theme of the album very well. However, these lyrics are too simplified.

    I became a fan of Lupe Fiasco for the lyricism, and this single just doesn't have it. I realize that Atlantic probably needs a successful single, and this one has the potential to easily hit the Top 10. However, it is still lyrically weak. #DumbItDown anyone?

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  23. @Greg

    It's a sample from them yeah.

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  24. Oh so disappointed.

    Where are the realists?

    I'm not bothered if Lupe does mainstream, Superstar is one of my favourite Lupe songs, as is Daydreaming...

    But this is nothin on those singles or the leaks that originally came a few months back; What You Want, Love Letter to the Beat, Beaming etc...

    Hope this isn't a sign of what Lupe had to compromise to get this album out.

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  25. Verse 1
    Have you ever the feeling that, you was being had?
    Don’t that shit that make you mad?
    They treat you like a slave
    Put chains all on your soul
    And put whips up on your back
    They be lying through their teeth
    Hope you slip up off your path
    I don’t switch up I just laugh
    Put my kicks up on their desk
    Unaffected by their threats
    And then get Busy on they ass
    See that’s how that Chi-town made me
    That’s how my daddy raised me
    That glitterin’ may not be gold
    Don’t let nobody play me
    If you are my homeboy
    You never have to pay me
    Go on and put your hands up
    When times is hard you stand up
    L-U-P the man, cuz
    The brand that the fans trust
    So even if they ban us
    They’ll never slow my plans up

    Chorus
    Alright, Already the show goes on
    All night till the mornin we dream so long
    Anybody ever wonder
    When they will see the sun up
    Just remember when come up
    The show goes on

    Verse 2
    One in the air for the people that here
    Two in the air for the father that’s there
    Three in the air for kids in the ghetto
    Four for the kids that don’t wanna be there
    None for the niggas tryin’ to hold ‘em back
    Five in the air for the teacher not scared
    To tell those kids that’s livin’ in the ghetto
    That the niggas holdin’ back that the world is theres
    Ya ya the world is yours
    I was once that little boy
    Terrified of the world
    Now I’m on a world tour
    I will give up everything
    Even start a world war
    For these ghetto girls and boys
    I’m rapping ‘round the world for
    Africa to New York
    Haiti then I detour
    Oakland to Auckland
    ‘Cross the strip to Detroit
    Say hip hop only destroy
    Tell ‘em look at me boy
    I hope your son don’t have a gun
    And never be a d-boy

    Verse 3
    So no matter what you been through
    No matter what you in to
    No matter what you see
    When you look outside your window
    Brown grass or green grass
    Picket fence or barbed wire
    Never ever put ‘em down
    You just lift your arms higher
    Raise em til your arms tired
    Let em know you’re there
    That you struggle and survivin
    And that you’re gon’ persevere
    Ya, ain’t nobody leavin
    Nobody going home
    Even if they turn the lights out
    The show is going on
    Alright

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  26. There are some lyrical tricks thrown in there. Listen for them harder. The upbeat tempo and catchy beat make them hard to catch. Either way, not every song has to be a lyrical puzzle! There's something to be said about a song that has a clear positive message and still has a poetic style to it. Just listen harder and you'll hear the lyrical tricks as well.

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  27. "Cross the strip" should be Gaza Strip.

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  28. To the people complaining that this is too mainstream - get over it. Song is sick. Period.

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  29. I bet the song fits perfect when in rotation with the rest of the album so just relax

    & his slightly dumb down lyrics is still >>>>>> lyrical than everyone else or anything else on the radio

    so be happy for Lu & get over yoself as a stan

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  30. Did anyone notice how he says "Africa to New York
    Haiti then I detour"
    Haiti only happened after he went mountain climbing and after the album was supposedly finished. I have a feeling this song was written recently.

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  31. I think this is the song where he say they changed the hook 60x if its recent

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  32. The hook they changed sixty times was either Nothin' On You or Airplanes I believe, both of which went to B.o.B. You can find the original version of Nothin' On You by Lupe on Youtube. He was pissed of at them for changing it sixty times so refused to do it anymore that's why I dont think that's this song.

    This song is his! And its a smash!

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  33. Everyone that's disappointed doesn't realize big words and fancy metaphors aren't the only criteria involved in gauging lyricism.

    Try writing your own songs, then you'll appreciate the lyrics here much more.

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  34. Song is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!who's tht on the hook

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  35. Anonymous said...
    Who sings the hook??
    _ _ _ _ _

    JR Get Money

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  36. obvious modest mouse sample...

    this is just like TI making "live your life" with that sample...a semi-popular catchy song transformed into a hip hop beat. appealing to the masses...still a fly song tho

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  37. Srsly - this sounds like Modest Mouse's "Float On"...

    Listen to it and then listen to this song...

    Lupe: the show goes on alright

    Modest Mouse: We'll all float on alright

    Hmm... Hmmm....

    Then compare the choruses! HMMM!!!!! Joizus

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  38. it doesnt take a genius to figure that out liz....

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  39. @Liz

    The beat sampled Modest Mouse! Do you read the comments?

    @JJ

    Exactly, this song has great lyrics. He has some lyrical trickery, but it focuses on the message.

    And, the way he writes is very poetic-style. The song is amazing!

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  40. I would have loved for Shining Down to have been the first official single or even I'm Beaming but I like this joint to so I'm just happy we finally rolling. Lasers!!

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  41. The beat kinda sounds like Wayne's "Right Above it" because of the horns.

    I gotta say, this song is alright.

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  42. this is FUCKING WACK...LUPE WHA THE FCUK HAPPEND YOU FELL OFF HARD HOMIE!! IT JUST AINT RAW NO MORE

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  43. this is FUCKING WACK...LUPE WHA THE FCUK HAPPEND YOU FELL OFF HARD HOMIE!! IT JUST AINT RAW NO MORE

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  44. I second Ashley on this one. The SECOND the horns hit, I thought of Right Above It. It's like the exact same sound and they're both produced by Kane Beatz.

    That said, the song is still fire. Atta boy Lu! Keep the hits coming.

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  45. I like how they sampled float on for this track. All in all its a classic Lupe track that will be popular too. We all got what we wanted which is truly good music. I just do not know why Atlantic even thought they could have a track like THIS sitting at HQ for so long.

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  46. Sweet effin song there Lupe...

    stoked to see shit actually moving...!!!

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  47. Those violins...its gotta be Miri Ben-Ari. Absolutely LOVE it.

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  48. I dont know. Im not really feeling it I feel so let down it sounds like any rapper could have made this song. Usually Lupe is on some completely different planet and all his songs are so unique this sounds like something any rapper on the radio could have put together. The message is still there, which is good but still im not feeling it. Damn atlantic and the music industry its ruining the art. Who knows if we'll get to hear Lupe being himself again.. FREE LUPE

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  49. Yo Lupe knows what he's doin'. This song, which is catchy as hell, will spread LASERS and Lupe's message. It just has a catchy more mass appealing beat. But, Lupe still did his thing and LASERS is goin' to be sick! Don't hate because a song is catchy.

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  51. this is totally dope :) Two-thumbs-up!! FNF!!

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  52. I've listened to this 6 times in a row now. Read the lyrics as I went a long the last couple times...Lupe wrote this recently. It's obvious that this was wrote to appeal to the masses and the radio n all that which is sad, but the message is there, and the float on sample is sick. The way I see it is this:

    Best case scenario: Lupe is playin' Atlantic. There will be this and maybe 1 other mainstream sounding single, and then there will be the stuff he wrote 2 years ago that we'll just then be getting.

    Worst case scenario: Everything on Lasers was dumbed down this far. U can't not see that this song isn't lyrically on Lupe's usual level.

    Hoping for the best
    Geekin' on some new Lu

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  53. FUCK YEAH THIS SONG IS AWESOME. JUST WHAT WE WAS WAITING FOR.

    Not every song has to been on that super lyrical tip. It's dope.

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  54. Every CD needs a song that can be catchy to the masses, get radio play, and be used to promote the album.

    You think Lupe is going to write stuff and then release a whole dumb downed album?

    Regardless its still a business.

    Everyone said the same thing when Superstar came out...

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  55. so does this mean "i'm beaming" and "shining down" isnt on the album?

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  56. so does this mean "i'm beaming" and "shining down" isnt on the album?

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  57. Every please stop saying it's not good because of mainstream. Yal'll is really missing the point. He has a good message in the song and I can respect that. Big ups to Lupe though. Track is really nice. I love the violin in the song. Sounds like a anime song or something close. Buying the track whenever I can.

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  58. lupe stole a line from hiero, but still gotta love the bay love

    "from oakland to auckland" - pep love, make your move

    This is decent, but after the wait pretty disappointing

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  59. Song is nice and doesnt really sound commercial 2 me...But i pray this song goes to the charts and he's speakn the truth on here....Whos doin chorus?

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  60. JR Get Money on the hook.

    Yo Lupe said on the Shade 45 morning show this morning this LASERS will be all the old music that was already on it.

    You NEVER have to doubt that Lupe would dumb it down! He never will!

    Song is sick! Bumb that in your car!

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  61. this song is garbage u niggas call urself hiphop heads and co signing this? get the fuck outta here wit that shit

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  62. All the haters of this song are retarded, you all say Lupe is so underrated and he never sells or gets the recognition that he desereves.Well this song will be played on the radio and expand his fanbase.You all expect a classic track everytime he touches the mic the song is really good.Its not nearly my favorite song his made but it is really good.Thw only wordplay i heard was the slave/slay line

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  63. This song is most likely a compromise with Atlantic Records. It was definitely written recently. I'm sure they added this song as a single, but the rest Lupe said is the old original music for LASERS. He made a song that he feels okay with because he is putting his message out, but it should be a hit single for Atlantic. It's catchy and pretty good. Not my favorite every, but it'll definitely get plays in my car.

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  64. This song is most likely a compromise with Atlantic Records. It was definitely written recently. I'm sure they added this song as a single, but the rest Lupe said is the old original music for LASERS. He made a song that he feels okay with because he is putting his message out, but it should be a hit single for Atlantic. It's catchy and pretty good. Not my favorite every, but it'll definitely get plays in my car.

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  65. The new single is amazing... Lupe fiasco is well above the other rappers... he plays in a different league. He always come up a positive, conscious, meaningful message. Looking forward to the new album as I'm beaming and shining down were amazing. Yas from France. peace.

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  66. talk about the best rapper alive,yep "The show goes on" big ups lupe sick track.

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  67. Kind of unoriginal with the chorus... Decent flow, but it's a very catchy single. Maybe Lupe will get more credit cause of this, but I really hope he hasn't changed.

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