So we have it, after much waiting since 2007’s The Cool, Lupe Fiasco finally manages to get Lasers to see the light of day. The question is of course, is was it worth the wait (around 2 years since it was announced under another name) and how does it sound.
Lupe is an interesting MC for the fact he is so versatile, easily flitting between being a political voice to making laid back easily listening music to the more pop orientated hits. He has created characters and concepts as well as some very strong thought inspiring music. He is both lyrical but with a penchant for witty wordplay and recognizable hooks. Therefore before you even listen to the album you have to be aware of this because it means you can quite easily be listening to anything and perhaps need to understand the nature of the problems associated with getting the album released from the beginning.