Kick Push (Single)
Released: May 2006
Label: Atlantic Records
Mainstream hip-hop isn't known for its awkwardness or resignation -- it projects presence and confidence, sometimes to a fault -- but that's exactly the territory mined by Lupe Fiasco, one of the Midwest's most promising young lyricists. The narrative revolves around a misfit who is "abandoned" by society and finds solace (and friendship) in skate parks and sidewalks. The horns that run throughout the track are diffuse, gradually fizzling out before finally evaporating mid-chorus, mirroring the melancholy of the narrator. Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push 2009-06-30
2006 Atlantic Recoding Corp. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.