Rhapsody Originals (EP, Exclusive)
by Lupe Fiasco
Released: Dec 2007
Label: 1st & 15th/Atlantic
In 2007, few figures in hip-hop were as nuanced or as experimental as Lupe Fiasco, and this exclusive live performance captures the Chicago emcees at his best. From the sweeping "Daydreaming," where Lupe imagines himself in the cockpit of a giant robot that cruises through ruined neighborhoods, to "Superstar"'s meditation on celebrity culture ("Wanna believe my hype, but it's too untrue"), Lupe demonstrates why he's one of today's top lyricists.