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Has anyone picked up Lupe Fiasco's new album yet? I wasn't even aware that he was coming out with one intill the Crushinator dropped some knowledge on me. I just got home from the mall and I was listening to some of the tracks on my way home. This is the first time I've had a song hit me so hard to me move me to tears. Track number 5 Superstar. Once I finally gather my thoughts I'll post my review of this album.
Yes, this CD is godly ownage. I got it the day it came out and have been listening to it pretty much nonstop.

"Little Weapon", "Streets on Fire", "Superstar", and "Hip Hop Saved My Life" are probably my current favorites from the CD. The whole disc is just packed with emotion, energy, and wit. I also found it cool that the album, in part, is a loose concept work, based off the character in his song "The Cool" from Food & Liquor. Check it:

I expand on the story, I introduce two other characters, the Game and the Streets. The Streets is a female. She's like the action personification of the streets, the street life, the call of the streets. The Game is the same way. The Game is the personification of the game. The pimp's game, the hustler's game, the con man's game, whatever. Then they've got supernatural characteristics. Like the Cool, his right hand is rotted away. The only thing that rotted away was his right hand. It represents the rotting away of his righteousness, of his good. And the Streets and the Cool kind of have a love affair going on. So she's represented by this locket. And the locket has a key and it's on fire. And as a gift to the Cool on his rise to fame, she gave him the key. And the key represents the key to the Streets. So she wears a locket around her neck at all times. And the way the story goes, she has given that key to tons of people throughout time. Al Capone, Alexander the Great, whatever. She's giving them the key to the Streets. Fame and fortune but also the prices. The Game, he's represented by a stripped-down skull, a skull with dice in his eyes and smoke coming out of his mouth. The billowing smoke is actually crack smoke. It's not a full concept album; it's more spread over like five [tracks], really abstractly.
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