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Lupe's latest single off "Food & Liquor II" addresses the problematic content found in today's Hip Hop. For example, the word "bitch" and how it's used.

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  • TheyMisunderstood

    I can't wait to see a video for this. I hope it flows well with the song. I can imagine it being black & white

  • Altidude

    only gave it a 5 b/c there was nothing higher!...smh this guy is the f'n GREATEST!!

  • balaramesh

    lupe is sooooooooo great.

  • BOOGIE

    THIS SONG IS SOMETHING MORE PPL IN HIPHOP SHOULD DO....

  • Rob

    if we could go back to REAL Lupe like this he'd top 5 in the game.

  • Steve

    Speak on it...COURAGE stand alone..

  • Anonymous

    What the hell is this beat, Lupe? And you complain about 2Chainz?

    • LupeX

      Lupe went over yur head with this one. The beat is supposed to be an ironic poke at the type of rappers that he's criticizing & it will also get the type of ppl that listen to that type of muzik to listen to this! What a double entendre!

    • imTravi

      He also stated that the music was on point...he was simply referring to the lack of substance in the lyrics of a lot of songs. He wasn't dissin beats

    • balaramesh

      bro. he was not dissing 2chainz. he was just saying chainz newest song is very average and unoriginal. just like the commercial rap game.

  • Anonymous

    NIGGAS GET SENSITIVE WHEN PEOPLE CHECK WHATS WRONG AND GO AGAINST IT. CALL IT PREACHING WHATEVER YOU WANT..PLAIN AND SIMPLE ITS REAL TALK.. LUPE GOT INTEGRITY UNLIKE MOST OF THESE RAPPERS. RESPECT. IF U DONT RESPECT IT YO ASS IS PROBABLY IGNORANT TOO

    • Anonymous

      stop these deadbeat arguments, lupe ain't got no integrity, he would've never released lasers if so. and don't come with that "he was forced" bullshit, he signed the contract to get fame or was he too dumb to comprehend it?

  • fart

    i listen to it and be like oooh hello this is 2years old of a kanye album

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hawH7hN6CFU

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!eeqw

  • NAS - STAY

    Peace to the Five Percenters, online engine inventors Shout to them niggas, family men, bringin home dinners Watch out for desperate lonely women, hurt ya happy home Miserable and alone, kissable, nice to bone She not the type deserving of a throne Her beauty is her curse, she fuck for shoes and a purse Make me a movie first, can watch you on my phone I shop in Barcelona, I spend some nights in Rome Feel like a knight from England, thats what I named my son: Knight He was born to be one, thats how my game was won White 740 Beamer, licked by an angels tongue Im livin dangerous son, she got a man, a famous one Honey be pocket watchin, she got a lot of options Hard to make up her mind decidin which baller to rock with Hot to death, slim (?), but Im not impressed She got the hottest sex, so I guess Imma just Stay Even though I dont like you, next Friday night cant wait to fight you Locked up I would knife you, dont fuck with you Last month I even bucked at you, you got locked I felt bad, wait, do I got love for you? I might kill you, but do I got love for you? I want you dead under 6 feet of soil At the same time, want you here to witness me while you in misery We hate each other, but its love, what a thug mystery Years ago they ate the heart of a slain enemy We enemies, but your hatred could never enter me Some seek fame cause they need validation Some say hatin is confused admiration Spotlight on me, I still look twenty Still get money, lady killer pushin a Bentley Maybe niggas could see too much of they failures through a nigga who realer I dont like you near bruh, but I need you to Stay

  • tigerpawraw

    Dope. Hopefully he does with this album what he should've done from the beginning: HIM aka not catering to the radio. Definitely top 10 lyricist, and if he gets on his shit and focuses on making that classic he's capable, he can move to that top 5 status. Jay-Z wasn't wrong in wanting to collab with him on his debut (a rare thing for non-Roc alumni).

  • SDK

    YEAH LUPE IS HUNGRY AGAIN

  • Osgood

    I have a feeling that Lupe makes these kind of songs so he can reach simple minded people and send the same messages that he is sending when he goes on his lyrical shit

  • dickrider

    OMG SOOOOO GOOD!!! BEST SONG EVER for real, i love lupe, but cmon.. this song isn't doing it for me, the delivery is weak, and its like he talking, not flowing. its not bad, but lupes definitely got better songs

  • dont be dumb

    the GOAT right after Em.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!mk

  • 2buckcheekz916

    One of the best rappers alive.

  • therealvoyce

    they don't see a paid actress/ just what makes a bad bitch/

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!/.

  • yohance dickerson

    coo track real muthafuccaz will respect the hidden message

  • axnjaxn420

    got love for lupe.. but for real. This shit is corny as fuck. Not a real earth-shattering insight that he presents here. I like the ideas behind most of his records.. but some of the rhymes and delivery on here are nothing but sub-par. Trying too hard on the conscious shit, when it's forced it never comes off as good

    • ETK

      Real fans..... Fuck outta here and wash your ass He been talking about this shit since food&liquor, and if it isn't an earth shattering insight then it's sure a damn issue recurring in hip hop

    • Anonymous

      ^^ says the sad dickrider that can't deal with criticism. well, how about letting real fans voice their opinion?

    • jayzeedee

      both of u are fuckig morons

    • Anonymous

      exactly. this nigga went from concious content to preaching and lecturing.

  • imTravi

    I cannot see how anyone could dislike this song...this is undeniable talent. Lupe's one of the best

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!as

  • Kiingbruce

    This is a hot song. I want them to make a video for this to educate everyone.

  • yoooo

    i like the statement lupe made in this one of the few artist that would do a song like this check this rapper out he's coming up: theverbalist.bandcamp.com

  • Last real nigga alive

    2 SWEEEEEEEET!

  • BK

    One of the most quintessential emcee's in the game right now.

  • Anonymous

    Real live....,.. AL

  • Grandson

    This nigga took a trap beat and turned it into a concept record. Great! And you gotta agree with what he's saying on this track too.

  • amchri3

    How some people gonna say lupe ain't deliver...when in the first few bars he says he is not gonna make it to complex so everybody can understand the message in the song? "The little boy meets one of those little girls And he thinks she a bad bitch and she thinks she a bad bitch He thinks disrespectfully, she thinks of that sexually She got the wrong idea, he dont wanna fuck her He thinks shes bad at being a bitch like his mother Momma never dress like that, come out the house, hot mess like that Ass, titties, dress like that All out to impress like that Just like that, you see the fruit of the confusion He caught in a reality, she caught in an illusion Bad mean good to her, she really nice and smart But bad mean bad to him, bitch dont play your part But bitch still bad to her if you say it the wrong way But she think she a bitch, what a double entendre." He delivered

  • Anonymous

    Fucking Lupe, man ! I had this concept and was already working on my version, but he beat me to it. Props though, but IMO he shoulda gone with a more contemporary style of approach(more in correspondence to the swaggish movement)to reach more of the younger people, it sounds more like he's trying to please his old fans. A new generation is running hip hop nowadays, so I feel he should've appealed more to them. He has a double album full of songs he can use to appeal to his older hardcore fans, but whatever man. This new generation needs help, they're all going to a new lower level of hell x( Lupe needs a song like Superstar, a big single that a lot of people can relate to. Then more people will notice good songs of his like this.

    • Mike

      In my honest opinion lupe kills it on the old and new stuff, I just seem to have better liking of the older stuff produced, and I thought about this b4 typing this but the fact remains the same like with a ton of other artists. One thing i can say is he is real and puts out good faith and not fake s*it, Old school with the cool album and lasers straight up killed it with the words i never said and out of my mind tracks. I know if I am going to jump on the floor and dance lupe causes that; no fake shit new hip hop like we hear now. Thats my word hate it or live it up pz

    • chaalie

      So you want him to switch up his style to appeal to a new younger generation of hip hop? New hip hop is dumbed down and ignorant, which is not Lupe's style..Hes puttin out shit that HE thinks is hot, not trying to please a younger fan base

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!wq

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!SSD

  • hook13

    lupe needs this kind of work on his next LP. then we forget the last mistake

  • imTravi

    5/5 for content, delivery, & the instrumental...every about this song is dope as fuck.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!mm

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!de

  • kennyken

    lupe is someone whose in this game rapping about something that the people he need to reach can't even relate. that's because he isn't talking about cars all all that, but he is. this is genious here. that's all can say lol

  • Dylan17

    Brilliant Concept. 5 Stars.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe I was expecting too much, but I was always listening to Lupe because he fused his lyrics with perfectly appealing soundscapes. That was always the difference between him and most other rappers with a lyrical focus to me.

    • ETK

      musical intuition.. nigga you worse than a damn food critic the one thing Lupe's always gotten co-signed on from day 1 was his lyrics. he delivered here. what's this shit bout some damn 'musical intuition' now... he ain't no kanye. he delivered where it counts

    • Anonymous

      Shit is barely listenable. What happened to Lupe's musical intuition?

    • Anonymous

      horrible execution? Good joke.

    • Anonymous

      Brilliant concept, horrible execution.

  • gatan norm

    c koi ton fuck lupe..taissaille de fair la moral.. une bitch stune bitch

  • jr_rider23

    Finally Lupe..bring that fire again!

  • Jerry jones

    Lupe is sooo creative and talented. Go download Lupe Fiasco - Enemy Of The State (A Love Story) on Mixhub (for android phone)

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! ds Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Playground

    Great song, great meaning, great beat, Lupe is outstanding with his lyrics, and he is extremely right with rappers calling women bitches.

    • Its Sik

      Hurt me souull

    • Anonymous

      I used to hate hip-hop... yup, because the women degraded But Too $hort made me laugh, like a hypocrite I played it A hypocrite I stated, though I only recited half Omittin the word "bitch," cursin I wouldn't say it Me and dog couldn't relate, til a bitch I dated

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!n

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!m

  • Mamo

    Notice he is using the Eminem "accent".

  • your conscious

    PLay this for your kids, your brothers,your sisters, and all these misguided individuals

  • Allen Iverson Jerry Stackhouse '96

    Lupe Fiasco is hands down the best right now....only ones close is Nas and Blu.

  • theworldismine

    Damn this is amazing

  • oskamadison

    OK, this is CRAZY right here!!! And the sad part is very few will get the message, if they even make it past the first verse. Lupe should do a remix of this with Nas. This is right up dude's alley right about now.

    • Anonymous

      @The guy who said Nas is selling out, Nas has been making the same music since Stillmatic, (with the exception of the self titled album in 2008), he's doing the opposite of selling out. Daughters, The Don, & Nasty are all classic singles, listen to the album before you say hes sellng out.

    • Anonymous

      Nas is too busy selling out.

  • Flamez

    He killed this joint,but i fear it may go over the head of some of the youngins out here.

  • TD

    Lupe Fiasco is a boss. If you like lupe also check out UK rapper Akala. Dude spits on the real even more than lupe

  • Tariq Beats

    this song has a message on it.

  • Tariq Beats

    i love this song.

  • Tariq Beats

    Dope! but doesnt sound like F&L 2.

  • Anonymous

    Love this track. Lupe is genius

  • Anonymous

    the misunderstanding of different interpretations causes 2 concepts of being a bad bitch. Really saying being a Bad Bitch is being a woman, so dressing sexy instead of decent is a bitch bad moment.

  • Mel

    Love it! Love Lupe- he always encourages our generation to self-reflect

  • Sindo

    his tracks all fucking good no doubt

  • vinnamese

    Intellectual rap by Lupe at its finest

  • Anonymous

    Dope. Lupe and Kendrick Lamar should do a song together.

  • 649

    it took 7 years....niggaz finally gave LUPE FIASCO his long overdue PROPS!...

  • Ugly Duclkin

    All these mainstream rappers should listen to this

  • mr.green

    I understand your theory i will have to say very clever!!!!

  • GODSON

    CANT FRONT ON LUPE

  • solo rager

    this doesnt sound like the lupe i like im looking for the that 2006 2007 lupe this sound like something any rapper today would rap over

    • Anonymous

      wat the fuck you dont hear lupe is a poet

    • Anonymous

      That's the point. Stylistically, it's a parody of current hip-hop songs (Waka Flocka, Gucci etc.) but content-wise it has a message... It's intentional. I don't see how you don't hear that...

  • H town

    I love the fact he's doing something different..only problem is he sounds so uninspired now, like ever since he went through that shit with the labels it's more like a job to him now, but idk what y'all think?

  • 7NIms

    I dont usually comment, this here take ALL 5...and its from a PRO...DA M!!!

  • LF

    Ever since I heard the uncensored version of T.I.'s song new song "Love This Life "(got the word "Bitch" in the hook of the song) I stopped liking it. Gotta stop demeaning our females,man.

  • Isaac!

    This is way better than Around my way. Jus Sayin! I still got luv for em both tho.

  • yooo

    check this music out real hip hop theverbalist.bandcamp.com

  • izzy aleman

    #foodandliquor2

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    Lupe is wack kendrick lamar crack

  • Anonymous

    verses dont work with the beat! but lyrics are strong.

  • BlackMok

    Wow!! Lyrics, point, integrity, substance, Youngin be loosing me a little wit the techno shit but his best songs are better then anybodies

  • Anonymous

    This ain't the best song, but freedom ain't free gives me hope for the new food n liquor, the first one is a classic along with the cool, but I didn't even cop lasers cuz it ain't the lupe I like

  • Jay

    Deep! I fucks with this joint

  • Tical

    He just dumbed it down for you fools. Ha ha. DOPE. It's a three and half, but gave it a five for the hate.

  • Sbz

    Kanye west- cruel summer album snippets http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjsb7rHvDlE

  • Jyron

    idc what any hater or troll says lupe is the 2nd GOAT behind nas in my mind period.

    • Anonymous

      he had the talent and was on the right path, but damn, you can't compare these two. nas been in the game for 20 years and is STILL dropping fire. let's see what lupe does in 4 or 5 years, he's already starting to fall off.

  • BIGLOS

    TIGHT AZZ TRACK LUPE ON SLICK TALK CAN'T WAIT 4 HIS ALBUM TRUE MC! CHI-REPPIN

  • iddle1

    tbh one lupe song on HHDX makes the comments get better. And to the idiot that said this is a Kaye flow.... HAVE YOU EVER HEARD YE RAP? Nothing like this

  • TylertheDestroyer

    Lupe fiasco this song is nice. But on a whole you just try so hard to sound like KANYE flow and Mos def content. Im bored.

  • case

    This is hip hop, to all those that say he has fallen off no.

  • IMO

    Lupe Fiasco >>> Kendrick Lamar

  • $onny Ren3

    such a good conceptual track. Most of you dumb motherfuckers probably have no idea what message Lupe is trying to convey through his music.

  • jimmy spaz

    good rapping, boring track

  • godson

    fiasco makes it look so easy

  • Anonymous

    The song has a very specific agenda..you're a fool if you think Lupe is "really" flexing his "musical" skill.

  • Anonnn

    Lupe trolling the hip-hop community, absolute genius song. The trap beat, the lazy flow, the Rozay-style hook...he's sending a message with this song by imitating rozay, southern trap music, lil wanye flow, it's not some radio hit. Pure Genius

  • real words

    I don't see why yall are hating this shit is good and Lupe got hella dick in his pants

  • Lumba

    Mann, even some of my friends need to listen to this song! It's frustrating to rap with them, one in particular, whose mind can't transcend the ways he has been "taught" to rap. Furthermore, the ways that we have been trained to think. Come to Flint, and you will see plenty of the girls described in this song, that identify themselves as "bad bitches". No shame.

  • Esquire

    He had to dumb this down for the newcomers. He had more possibilities with his capability to get it in like usual but I get it and love it just the same as ever. Respect

  • Anonymous

    Its smarter to make a simple catchy song with a positive message. Why? The folks who already listen to complex, conscientious music dont NEED positive messages. They already get it. Im hoping some misogynistic kid thinks this is a Rick Ross type song but instead becomes hooked to "Bitch bad, Woman Good". Beat the message into his head. Make him learn

  • That Kid with The Crown

    Anyone else think he's styling himself off of Lil Wayne with his flow on this song? I personally love it. Not just cause it gives it a subversive edge, but also because its nice to see Lupe play around with another style besides his usual hyper-meticulous style.

  • lol

    Definitely not his best.. Lupe in a lot of ways reminds me of mos def. They are always dope but the never take it to the next level that you know they have. Its like how lebron was with getting a ring.. at what point to you just start snapping.. we know your potential is there and even though lupes mediocre shit is dope.. when we he just start rapping from his heart and stop being so intellectual. emotion vs. intelligence . he does need a healthy balance

    • AP3

      It could be that he is not wired that way. How about being so profound to an issue, regardless of emotion, that it still speaks to the soul. For instance, He Say She Say almost brought me to tears. A rap song has never done that with me.

  • Anonymous

    Half-ass effort.

    • Cudder

      stans huh? sorry but he got plenty of shit for his last album, and mixed reactions for his following mixtape, so your assessment is not true you're just someone else who uses the bullshit stans excuse to build your opinion

    • AP3

      It's your opinion and I respect that. Though horrible is a strong word, especially when associated with a message that is dead on in the black culture.

    • Anonymous

      lupe can drop horrible songs and his stans will still act like it's the greatest thing an mc has ever done. just like these ridiculous nas dickriders.

  • The Abstract

    It's ok nothing to get excited about i find around my way to be 10x better at least he put effort into that record this not so much, sounds like southern trap music which i hate

    • Dummy

      I'm pretty sure you missed the point of the song. HE styled the song this way to make it catchy, how about you pay attention to what he's saying in the verse and you'll understand the genius.

  • gasoline

    its ok, nothing special..

  • Anonymous

    Wooowwww.......haven't heard a GREAT song from Lupe or anyone else in a while!!

  • Murderhead

    AHHHHHH get off these fucking beats Lupe.

  • Black Thought

    interesting subject matter but the song lacks emotion

  • AP3

    I get tired of Lupe stans saying "it goes over your head". People will say anything to make themselves seem better than others. Its not the fact that people arent smart enough understand, its about the amount of interest. How about actually doing the things he rhymes about and uplift people who do not know.

    • Com

      You have a problem with people using the phrase to make themselves superior to you or anyone else, correct? You should know that no man is superior to any other, so it shouldn't phase you. But I suppose I agree with your sentiment.

    • AP3

      What? I'm not talking about them feeling like they are better than me. What I'M SAYING is people who usually say "it goes over your head" say it just to make themselves feel superior (I get it you dont), but dont even take the time to educate. And that is the real message Lupe is trying to say overall. Uplift people instead of looking down. To make myself clear, I have no problem at all sir when it comes to self-esteem.

    • Com

      I'm saying, if you feel that they are implying that they're better than you from that; then you have problems, because it in no way means you are less. Follow your own advice.

    • AP3

      Dude, that's what I just said. Read comprehensively.

    • Com

      Interest is directly related to complexity, among other things when it comes to music. Some people are content with "Boyfriend", while others need Aesop Rock's abstract borderline gibberish. Saying "it goes over your head" is directly saying its either beyond your interest or beyond your immediate perception. It has less to do with intelligence than it does cognitive awareness. If you feel that way, then maybe you have problems of your own. :/

  • Anonymous

    can sumone explain y this wont b heard on da radio or nas song bot daughters...i thought black radio was for da upliftment of da black community by promoting positivity.

  • hazzard

    some ish im readin on here yo if you wanna hear that sick flow go listen to kendrick lamar or wale spittin a milli a minute but dey ain't all gotta b like that lyrics took me off-guard... Lupe is the man

  • ETK

    Anon: "With this record, I just wanted to go back to the essence of what made that record so special, the Chicago rhymer told Fuse. The musicality that was on Food & Liquor that the original hardcore Lupe fans appreciated, we put it on this record, but to the tenth power." oh reaaaally. well this is an excerpt from Lupe "It's the Lupe Fiasco that I want to be without the industry constraints, without trying to please the hardcore fans or the new fans, he explained. Its just what I would do for myself if nobody ever heard it. This is the kind of music I would make. Its a masterpiece..." WHAT. What you got now. stop fucking comparing this to F&L or saying some bullshit like "oh it needs to live up to.." foh with that shit

    • ETK

      Yeah ill be the loser in this one. Please You want your connection to food & liquor?Most of the lyrics referenced part of what he talked about in Hurt Me Soul. It's that simple but hey, if you're a fan its normal to hold a higher standard but it's another thing to disregard things and not look at them objectively Niggas still don't like the beat here, would have they preferred some of that dub step-synthetic chorus shit... PROLLY not

    • Anonymous

      you're a fucking loser, man. i'm sure lupe knows the expectations he has set by naming his album the sequel to "food and liquor". and those who know what he's capable of will always hold him to higher standard.

    • ETK

      Take the tampon out of your ass, nigga. If you wanna compare shit only to bitch and bitch, talk about how niggas lost it and pass it off as fact, then go right ahead. Then you'll either hear something nice from Lupe and jump right back on his dick. Or big another rapper till he does something off and you gon preach he lost it too. Contradicting themselves? God damn, what an idiot

    • Anonymous

      who the fuck are you to tell me what i have to compare and what not? fuck outta here, you disgusting ass cum guzzler.

    • Anonymous

      well, lupe is exactly like his idol nas and contradicts himself in every interview, so idgaf. i'm sure you and lupe will blame this huge disappointment on atlantic. this nigga lost it. deal with it. like he was forced by his label to make lasers, only to put out the exact same shit with fotp with a small improvement on the lyrical aspect.

    • ETK

      if I was a stan I would've gave this a 5, and I'd be linking you MFers to rapgenius.com where they already decoded the lyrics out... no I just read this interview(the excerpt) months before the first single dropped

    • Jack

      I'm starting to think ETK a Lupe stan.

    • AP3

      lol people kill me with that

  • Anonymous

    It's iight Heard crazier from "Lupe"

  • mike

    this shit istrue>>> Chi-town

  • Anonymous

    this could have easily been so wack...but it is so dope!

  • Anonymous

    eh when i listen to lupe i feel like he is lacking something like some sort of venom or emotion in his words. The lyrics good just need a better delivery for a better impact i guess

    • Anonymous

      fucking idiot? jesus christ. lupe fans catch feelings over anything short of sucking his dick.

    • The Observer

      Why is he an idiot now, he's making a valid point...he's not dissing Lupe but acknowledging he's a good lyricist, and as truthful as this song is, somehow someway the words lack that venomous emotion a 2Pac or Scarface would deliver maybe its the beat, may it the delivery i don't know but i agree with the comment .... not all his songs though, as there are that carry alot of emotion but this one just doesn't

    • Anonymous

      Fucking idiot.

  • AP3

    I'm starting to wonder now which is worse....Drake fans or Lupe fans??

    • Anonymous

      Wayne fans are the worst.

    • Anonymous

      You dudes must be retarded if you think this isn't good...Who do you listen to??? Then I might understand why you cant comprehend why the song is good

    • Anonymous

      @com nothing ironic there. he said on that basis.

    • Anonymous

      lupe and nas fans are by far the worst.

    • Anonymous

      lupe, talib kweli, nas and immortal technique stans = the worst.

    • Com

      "Better" and "Worse" are subjective. It's ironic that you're asking for objectivity while asking a subjective question.

    • AP3

      ^ lol yeah you right about that that is the problem, you can categorize fanbases in hip hop. Underground or mainstream, pick a side. Their is a lack of objectivity in hip hop.

    • Cudder

      ^on that basis, Nas fans would be the worst and trying to categorize fanbases is stupid anyway... dickriders of any kind can be annoying, whether some underground prodigy or a mainstream dunce

    • AP3

      I used to think that...but Lupe fans are just as worse, just in a different manner. For the most part they think are smarter than everybody else because they listen to him.

    • Anonymous

      Drake fans.

  • blake

    The more i listen, the worse it sounds.

  • Anonymous

    Lupe always delivers da truth... good track to get the meaning right

  • Randolph

    It's a good song and I like the content but it doesn't seem like it should be an album song, never mind a single. Should just be a song released to the web

  • Ayara

    Sense is returning to hip hop. We need to champion more artists like Lupe instead of all the bogus, fake gangsta, disrespectful, syrup slurping b.s.

  • tye

    content is on point...lyrics are on point to...just rhyme pattern is a bit strange. not his best...but his worst would still be far above average...i love how it ends..im killin these bitches!! play on words has always been a strong suit for lupe..like gotta eat

  • MightyMike27

    Incase yall aint heard....Lupez Back.

  • Papi

    Lupe is nice really his style is sick the content is even better . I Lot of Mc's can learn a lot about dope from this guy being clever and not all that igger and itch stuff . Learn about Willie lynch and most wouldn't call ourselves that any more. Well anyway lupe 5 mics for this cut .

  • TheSpark

    Lupe @ his best>>...

  • Anonymous

    Lupe is over a lot of peoples heads. The song itself is a meaning. This is why Lupe sometimes has to dumb it down for you guys. Really need to listen to the song more then once.

  • Anonymous

    The difference between this and old Lupe is the fact that he used to fit real messages in to dope music but now he just seems focused on the message, which I can't knock but the sound is still a vital component in all music and this track is only good in that department.

  • Anonymous

    those who say this is not a good song or it's inconsistent obviously don't get the message of the song...this is Lupe at his best sending a message!

  • 8792347

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna%E2%80%93whore_complex

  • Anonymous

    look i like lupe but he is so inconsistent recently

  • kb

    this song is confusing as fuck. i love lupe and i think this idea is cool as fuck. just wish the lyrics were a bit better

  • Doplad

    This is not about conscious rap or what not. The is about using music to teach a misconception. As an artist i appreciate what Lupe has done in this song.

    • Anonymous

      also yea he could of done better in terms of maybe picking another beat or something..but c'mon man..let the man live. Decent song.

    • Anonymous

      Its also part of the artistry of the song to not use the best beat of rap with the best possible rhythm. So obviously people are not understanding that...Soooooooo...how the fu*k can you get mad at his fans for schooling the people who are criticizing the song on the basis that it doesn't "sound" good????

    • Anonymous

      people have alot higher standard for a guy in lupe's position than simply using music to teach people. so does blue clues. this is a music business. he is a respected artist. you should have higher expectations than simply ":its a good message therefore the song is good". he is an artist. respect him enough to expect more from him and criticize him constructively.

  • Frank

    We get it Lupe, you're a conscious rapper. What the fuck happened to the dude from the Enemy of the State tape? You know, the one where everybody said "He's back". Then he hits us with Lasers, a HUGE disappointment. And now...now this shit? Let me clarify that I'm a huge Lupe fan, but he's reaching with this one. Perceived misogyny in hip-hop is an important issue, and I understand what it is he's trying to do--but this is Food and Liquor 2 we're talking about, it's not Lasers or some other bullshit side track. Food and Liquor 2 has to live up. If Lupe's going to deliver a message like this it AT LEAST needs to be up to par with "he say she say" from the first F&L. Hate away, that's just my opinion.

    • lol

      "You either completely misunderstood what I'm saying, or you're saying "STFU & GTFO" to everyone who doesn't like it. If you have a actual argument I'll listen. If you just keep hitting me with high school text lingo then I'll assume you're too fucking stupid to construct a sentence. Listen to music, don't just hear it." Hahahahahahahahahahaha women!

    • Frank

      You either completely misunderstood what I'm saying, or you're saying "STFU & GTFO" to everyone who doesn't like it. If you have a actual argument I'll listen. If you just keep hitting me with high school text lingo then I'll assume you're too fucking stupid to construct a sentence. Listen to music, don't just hear it.

    • Anonymous

      I think u can't really judge this song for the sound u personally want to hear on Food n Liquor 2. When the whole artwork is released this may fit in with the rest of his new work, or it may not. But until then a single should be judged for what it is, nothing more nothing less.

    • lol

      STFU & GTFO LADY!!

  • richryne

    lupe is the man the only rapper worth listenin too. rip hip hop its dead

    • Anonymous

      Seems like you just don't look hard enough. Hip hop isn't dead there are plenty of good rappers out there.

  • YESSIR

    HOW TO LOVE BY WAYNE IS A MUCH BETTER SONG THAN THIS SHIT. WHAT HAPPEN TO LUPE FLOW THIS SHIT IS TRASH

  • Anonymous

    Some of y'all are stupid as fuck. That is why hiphop is dying and Black culture can't advance. Because we are to lazy to think. I hate dumbass Black people.

    • Anonymous

      stop projecting your own issues onto black people. you dont speak for black people. YOU can't advance. YOU'RE a too lazy to think. projecting is the most basic coping mechanism for people with nothing to contribute.

    • dumb

      I dislike dumbass people

  • blitzlegga

    damn hip hop needed a song like this. this is definitely a nice cold glass of water in the middle of all the bullshit liquor that we've been gettin from hip hop lately. good job lupe, nicely done....

  • kennyken

    lupe is way above the radar on this one

  • ETK

    "We're putting it on a similar standard because he named it Food & Liquor 2 and said he WILL go back to the old Lupe. But keep forcing yourself to like even the most garbage tracks of your favorite rappers. You guys are the reason we getting this mediocre music now." he didn't say he will go back to the old Lupe. WHAT HE SAID WAS that he's gonna make the music he always wanted for F&L2. he's not gonna do it for the MTV crowd, and he's not gonna do it for his hardcore fans. this project is for himself, the sound he wanted all along. look it up and don't you fucking dare blame us for the mediocre music. you guys are the ones with ridiculous standards, zeroing on every single problem when a song is leaked through here. stop fretting so much over hip-hop. it's not the end of the god damn world when a flow in a song is off and it's pretty clear the focus here are the LYRICS

    • ETK

      It's the Lupe Fiasco that I want to be without the industry constraints, without trying to please the hardcore fans or the new fans, he explained." WHAT. WHAT.

    • Anonymous

      With this record, I just wanted to go back to the essence of what made that record so special, the Chicago rhymer told Fuse. The musicality that was on Food & Liquor that the original hardcore Lupe fans appreciated, we put it on this record, but to the tenth power.

  • the real

    amazing. copping the album for sure.

  • 2ssetsofinfo

    Great Thoughtful Song Keep it up Lupe!

  • Anonymous

    "They oughta wake the fuck up. They expect too much outta hip hop, that's why they cry hip hop is dead as soon as somethin they don't like makes the airwaves" @ETK...that is so true, hip hop is not life and death nor a source of substance.

  • jr88

    lupe............. you are literally saving hip hop!!!!!do what your doing man....smh,,, you have more content and skills than the whole rap game combined

  • Earner

    I really fuck with this song alot...but i also agree with the fact that the word "bitch" should be used to stress and emphasize whatever it is you are rapping about, just like any other curse word that even the best rappers use. MOst of these ignorant rappers use the word "bitch" so outa context that it just solidifies the fact that they dont really have much lyrical content

  • Anonymous

    Good song because it fits Lupe's style and satisfies his fans along with having a current hip-hop sound to it.

  • mr.right

    This is fucking brilliant in a world where bitch is used by people so nonchalantly he is able to throw a big fuck you to all those fake ass bitches(LIL WAYNE) and stand up for women

  • gsonii

    Shit is wack bad presentation misses the target.

  • Doc Sha-Rock

    Definitely need in Hip Hop Right now. These simpletons need to step their game up.

  • DA1

    I'm copping this album when it drops... straight the fuck up.

  • Minty Water

    This song oughta make niggas step their game up and make them come up with more thought provoking material. Lupe Fiasco is to my generation what Nas was to the previous. Remember when Nas came out with Illmatic and that inspired Eminem (listen to Infinite)? Lupe's favorite album was It Was Written. That album inspired him. But enough with comparing and contrasting because this song consummate brilliance in it's own right and that's why I am giving it a five.

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  • Anonymous

    man i give this guy mad credit for puting a song like this out,in a time where wrong is right and right is called wrong, I RESPECT THAT

  • Anonymous

    The KRS I of this generation.

  • Anonymous2

    Wow....Reality Check

  • Anonymous

    The hook is just alright. The verses, though, are awesome.

  • joem

    This is real shit but I can't ride to this Lol.. Still 5 stars for content.. p.s. I know some real bitches that need to be called bitches.

  • B1gMello

    F&F up.. I phux w/ all Lupe shit except for Lasers... F&L, The Cool, the Mixtapes all fire

  • POPEkiller

    Touche Lupe good shit your ignorant and feebleminded fools if you can't comprehend the message dumb niggaz wanna here the dumb shit.

  • Anonymous

    tru..............................................................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TheON

    Whoever keeps saying Lupe has bad execution is obviously the same person. The word you're looking for is delivery. Nobody says execution. Get your hip-hop jargon up. Proves my point, trolls just keep leaving negative comments to attack Lupe's credibility. Smh.

  • TheON

    Illuminati hiring people to give Lupe negative comments. This song on point.

  • JamieNoire

    He done switched up his flow. I like it. This is what hip hop needs not YMCMB

  • wow fella

    bitch bad, woman good, lady better...its school time, get ur notebooks and learn

  • Anonymous

    Lupe needs to get outta the rap game. One Be Lo >>>>>>>>>>> this fraud.

    • Youareafuckingidiot

      Im sorry that the only music that your fucking styupid ass brain listens too is from your good old freindly dum ass fuk rappers SUKABAGOFDICKS

    • Youareafuckingidiot

      Im sorry that the only music that your fucking styupid ass brain listens too is from your good old freindly dum ass fuk rappers YMCMB MMG SUKABAGOFDICKS

  • Jay

    Great concept...but this beat sounds like a young money beat....Lupe is dope but deserves better production

  • iddle1

    I honestly hate lupe fans. Most pseudo-genius wanna beeez on the planet. Let the song be what it is... an enlightening song with a dope beat... what else can you ask for!?

  • iddle1

    song of the year. bitch bad>daughters

  • Allah_Knight

    Asalaam Alayikum to the brother Lupe this wasnt a good track yall trippin smh from the concepts to the beat was good F&L2 will be an classic #Allahuakbar good job and great message

  • greatness

    lupe equals hip hop

  • Anonymous

    And niggas was really comparing this annoying fuck to Nas???

  • Dula

    The Song was informative and good

  • Anonymous

    Dude must be trolling.

  • Ballordie01

    Damn everyone wants lupe to rap like in F&L, you want to listen to the old' lupe buy his old albums. This shit better than that wocka flocka or 2 chainz shit!!! Appreciate the few true hip hop artist in da game, and don't hate an artist for going commercial neither, he/she just trying to eat. Put yourself in these artist's position!

  • Anonymous

    What happened to this nigga makign singles like Daydreamin' where the beat, lyrics and flow were great? You can clearly tell he lost the fun with it. He went from concious to lecturing.

    • ETK

      he didn't say he will go back to the old Lupe. WHAT HE SAID WAS that he's gonna make the music he always wanted for F&L2. he's not gonna do it for the MTV crowd, and he's not gonna do it for his hardcore fans. this project is for himself, the sound he wanted all along. and don't you fucking dare blame us for the mediocre music. you guys are the ones with ridiculous standards. fuck you and stop fretting so much over hip-hop. it's not the end of the god damn world when a flow in a song is off

    • Anonymous

      I'm a big Lupe fan and I do like this song - but I also agree with the statement that he's gone from conscious to lecturing. Not this song especially, because the song has a story/concept to it. But some of his other more recent songs...

    • Anonymous

      We're putting it on a similar standard because he named it Food & Liquor 2 and said he WILL go back to the old Lupe. But keep forcing yourself to like even the most garbage tracks of your favorite rappers. You guys are the reason we getting this mediocre music now.

    • ETK

      No its you butt niggas putting every fucking thing on a similar standard. If you want flowy Lupe, go listen to his other shit. This wasn't made to be flowy and it's pretty apparent. But apparently you can guess what his mood is when he makes music. Lmao

  • Anonymous

    He done dumbed it down to the lowest. This nigga is done.

  • AP3

    I am baffled by some of the comments on here. You like the concept but dont like the lyrics...WTF???? What he is talking about is REAL, how do you not like what is real? I can grasp disagreement on flow because that has nothing to do with content, more so delivery....smh come on people

    • ETK

      Nah these niggas will want every song leaked thru here to be top quality, top flow, everything. And as soon as one thing's off they'll compare it to a great song like Renegade to support their point They oughta wake the fuck up. They expect too much outta hip hop, that's why they cry hip hop is dead as soon as somethin they don't like makes the airwaves

  • Fado

    wasn't feeling the beat but I think it was apart of the overall concept so im not mad at that. I liked the flow. Its not on the same level he usually raps on but it fits the concept of the song and the message he was trying to convey. hes talking about some real shit that's going on right now. recognize.

  • 2npac

    Here's a good review of the song for those of you that can't seem to understand why ANYONE would not like this song... http://www.spin.com/articles/lupe-fiasco-mansplains-misogyny-counterproductive-bitch-bad

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, but did u also read the comments at the end of the article. The writer had no idea how to even interpret the song, that is clear by the review. Spin needs to stop letting people who don't understand and can't interpret lyrics, tone, and other literary devices in hiphop do reviews.

  • Anonymous

    Way more coherent then any mainstream garbage! Quality music! Mainstream cant digest this shit cause they used to eating that garbage everyday.

    • Anonymous

      When I say mainstream I mean what the majority of people listen to and trust me its not Lupe its Wayne, Ross, and Wiz. When people listen to Lupe like they listen to those three then I will consider him mainstream, I never said he wasn't a mainstream artist though.

    • Anonymous

      Lupe is mainstream, you idiot. You just too dumb to get this whole 'alternative' marketing ploy.

  • Azup

    This is the best song I've heard from Lupe since "The Cool" album, it looks like Lupe is getting back to himself, which is great for us real hip-hop fans.

  • OC

    I like the concept, but I don't like the lyrics. I like the execution even less

  • Anonymous

    Lupe the G.O.A.T.

  • err

    some of you dumb fucks are too stupid to recognize that its satire (what does that mean Lu?) of the mainstreams perception of women (of color) hence the the simple flow and lex luger beat

    • err

      @2npac: bottom line is no one gives a fuck about your little sarcastic humor. what the fuck u mean "music should speak for itself!?" I got it and some people are too slow to get it. U know how many times I go back and listen to Nas or Jay and get something new. Why the fuck do u think J cam out with Decoded? Bottom line is this song is fucking hard (to me) and no im not a lu stan. Its like niggas is scared of intelligent shit so they nit pick at it when you got waka, wayne, ross who have waaaaaay more flaws in their sound. niggas remain quiet on that tho...

    • Anonymous

      ^ That's it. Music should speak for itself.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ Exactly.

    • Anonymous

      if you have to over-explain a song or listen to it multiple times in order to enjoy it then the song is not good enough period.

    • Anonymous

      Who cares? It's still a shitty track and one of Lu's worst. People really trying to justify this with the idea behind it?

    • 2nPac

      OMG! Thanks for clearing that up...I would've never put it together myself... Bottom-line, the execution wasn't great.

  • 2npac

    Why does he sound like he's rapping with a faux-accent. Sounds like K'Naan at times.

  • AP3

    Why is so many people dissing the flow?? This is storytelling at the highest level. First verse he talks about the boy, second verse about the girl, and the third about when they meet. As for the beat, I think it was a clever choice. Usually when he tells a story like this usually it isnt uptempo (Intruder Alert, Streets on Fire for example). A positive message should not always be deep or too insightful. I can hype to this song because of the beat and message put together. "Hoods where the heart is, nerds where the words from Don't represent either, because I merged them"-Lupe

  • Anonymous

    Black Thought or Pharoahe Monch would've executed this in much better fashion. Lupe Fiasco as of late = Good ideas, horrible execution. The music needs to take the first role and everything else comes afterwards, you just can't put out terrible tracks for the sake of the concept. This is similar to Nas' 'Who Killed It?' in the way that they both came up with a pretty good concept, but the result is just underwhelming and barely listenable.

  • tee

    good concept i respect and salute him for the effort and his courage to b different but the flow is subpar the lyrics could be alot sharper and the beat is just plain wack. i kno lupe can do better than this. this sounds sloppy and rushed

  • Louie Monroe

    This is alright. Not lupes best. I swear though, Lupe Fiasco fans are some of the most sensitive, over protective, overhyping fans. They're no different than ymcmb/Wayne fans. Difference is, the Wayne fans like a shitty rapper.

    • Anonymous

      ^ You're completely right. These fans just listen to the music they like, it's always the so-called heads who are all over Wayne's shit, making him way better than he is.

    • Anonymous

      tbh wayne fans, minus the obvious trolls, dont bother nobody. go on youtube and search any rap video and 90% of the top comments will be some shook ass bitch nigga dissing lil wayne. go 50 cent, good music, any "conscious" rapper and all those niggas are worried about is lil wayne and ymcmb. its just crazy to me that you're trying to call out wayne fans when clearly the entire rap fan world is obsessed with him. shit is insane.

  • Chowell

    Ive been reading a lot of comments and most of them are saying that lupe did a great job hes just missing a flow. To be honest if lupe had a flow I guarantee u most of the people who wouldve heard this song wouldnt have understood it and it would have no chance of getting any radio play. Remember when he said "now I dont want to make it too complex"

    • Dula

      You are so right about the flow thing, I'm a lupe fiasco fan but I couldn't stomach listing to freedom ain't free (around my way)because of his flow. this is a great song and It's done Skillfullly

  • Anonymous

    this is awful. this isn't even insightful, its just corny arm chair politicking.

  • Young Ringo

    Man nobody wanna hear this preaching shit. Fuck the hoes, get money and live life

  • cosbysweater

    Wow. Lu is a fucking GENIUS.... PERIOD.. this is like dumb it down times 10! Play this on the fucking radio... NOT. they will never play this on the radio. keep the kids dumb as fuck with AHDD internet, twitter, fashion, bet, etc. fuck this world man. fuck it, its dyin anyways

  • unknown

    not a bad concept by lupe, but i think wale's "The Kramer" sums up the complex bitch meanings better.

  • MazyMelodyz

    Genius with his pen

  • Anonymous

    Great song, great message, executed to perfection.

  • Yep

    Good song, good message

  • Anonymous

    This joint is dooopee love the beat and the lyrics were naaassstyyy with a meaning..soo underrated

  • asdf

    he is flowing like kendrick lamar

  • ETK

    this beat wasn't made for y'all to bump your head to. the flow and beat are under average because he's emphasizing the lyrics. that was the problem with Lasers yo! because the beats were so melodic and overbearing, nobody was listenin to what he's saying. but here, the flow is forgettable, but there's no excuse for you not to listen to what he's saying. this is what I been bigging Lupe on from the start, his lyricism. 3.5/5, 4 maybe.

    • ETK

      I didn't say it was a dope song you fucking idiots. That's why I gave it 4. And what's the point of comparing it to renegade, you niggas always gott compare shit that's apples and oranges The flow is off because he makes you focus on the lyrics. Chemistry is important but it's not required. It's you butt niggas that expect everything leaked thru this site to be pristine.

    • Anonymous

      Why was he able to have a dope flow while spitting great lyrics on his mixtapes, F&L and The Cool? You idiots already starting to lower the bar to set you up for the disappointment that this album is going to be. Having a bad flow because you're trying to emphasize the lyrics? Fuck outta here. LOL. This is supposed to be a music and we have a right to expect better from Lupe, you want dope lyrics alone? You already lost for searching them in rap music, read some poetry.

    • W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)

      Jay-Z ft Eminem - Renegade: Great Beat, Great Lyrics, that's were the best songs come from...

    • Anonymous

      the problem is never the quality of the beat. idiot. is about compatibility. the problem with lazers is that the beats didnt fit lupe. not that they were "too good" lol. no rappers say "yo, i just wrote the best hit ive ever written, give me a mediocre beat so that the lyrics stand out more". lol. its about chemistry nigga. not quality.

  • WESTSIDE

    arguably the best lyricist. Lu and K Dot

  • BossAnon

    7/10. Wack beat + wack flow takes away from the record. Inb4 lupe's personal internet army replies.

    • welcome to: Our House

      average flow, but for the new album Lupe really needs to hook up with some talented producers because he is doing his part of the deal... Kanye, Neptunes, Soundtrakk, No I.D. etc

  • Taylor

    Lupe nailed this one... Christiano feat. Lupe Fiasco - Born (Remix) On the way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3GwWumIWLA

  • Anonymous

    u kno hip hop iz dun wen songs like these almos got tears in my ears caus i been so thirsty for sum water and da overwhelming happiness lupe has provided choked me up

  • Ranard

    The concept and lyrics were dope, but the song is hard on the ears...i can't listen to it because of the delivery and beat...too annoying but still great concept

  • G5

    This shit is knockin like a mug. Damn, Lupe. It sounds like you back on your F&L flow. Now all I need is for you to do a remix to this with David Banner and Kendrick Lamar. Fire!!!!

  • @CJonno90

    pre-2010 Lupe is BACK!!

  • Anonymous

    Genius. The ignorant needs to listen to this.

  • jakubw24@gmail.com

    well done lu, need more of this shit!

  • Liymz

    The autotune "Bad bitches..bad bitches..bad bitches..." though...OMG.lol Lupe the lyricist extraordinaire has solidified his spot in my Top 5 idc idc idc.

  • We are loosing bad!!!!!!!

    Hopefully niggas get it, but probably not!!!! We as African Americans are in such a bad place (as a whole) Ignorance is celebrated, how in the hell did that happen????????? People actually think the hood is where it's good.. That's gotta be the dumbs't shit I ever heard in my life.

  • Suede Swigga

    Hip-hop's life support has arrived.

  • Michael Bettinson

    Awesome concept that went over a lot of peoples' heads, the whole point of the beat/flow etc is to imitate/mock that type of hip-hop.

  • PETE ROCK

    This guy is such a hypocrite, who gives a fuck about his dogooder concepts.

    • LJofSpades

      We're all hypocrites to some degree - now separate the idea from the person. Is it still a good idea? Yes it is.