Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Shining Down

On: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

If yall are as big a Lupe Fiasco fans as I am then you are anxiously awaiting his next and most likely final album (though it IS a triple album), Lasers. The only thing I can say about this track is that its amazing. Then again my opinion IS biased cuz I believe Lupe is the greatest rapper alive and the sole definition of hip hop. Sure I love Drake, Kanye, Wayne, and The Game but Lupe is in a class of his own and this lead single off his upcoming album is a good example of WHY I think so highly of Lupe. Clicking the link under the pic will take you to the Imeem page and the song will automatically start. BTW, Lasers does not have a solid release date yet but when it does I'll definitely post it up.
In case you are unfamiliar with the meaning behind "Lasers," let me help you out (thanks to F&F Army)

THE L.A.S.E.R.S. MANIFESTO

To Every Man, Woman & Child...

1. We Want An End To The Glamorization Of Negativity In The Media.

2. We Want An End To Status Symbols Dictating Our Worth As Individuals.

3. We Want A Meaningful And Universal Education System.

4. We Want Substance In The Place Of Popularity.

5. We Will Not Compromise Who We Are To Be Accepted By The Crowd.

6. We Want The Invisible Walls That Separate By Wealth, Race & Class To Be Torn Down.

7. We Want To Think Our Own Thoughts.

8. We Will Be Responsible For Our Environment.

9. We Want Clarity & Truth From Our Elected Officials Or They Should Move Aside.

10. We Want Love Not Lies.

11. We Want An End To All Wars. Foreign & Domestic (Violence).

12. We Want An End To The Processed Culture Of Exploitation, Over-Consumption & Waste.

13. We Want Knowledge, Understanding & Peace.

14. WE WILL NOT LOSE BECAUSE WE ARE NOT LOSERS, WE ARE LASERS!!!

Lasers are the opposite of losers. Lasers are shining beams of light that burn through the darkness of ignorance. Lasers shed light on injustice and inequality. Losers stand by and let things happen.
Lasers act and shape their own destinies. Lasers find meaning and direction in the mysteries all around them. Lasers stand for love and compassion. Lasers stand for peace. Lasers stand for progression.
Lasers are revolutionary. Lasers Are The Future.
We're Not Losers...We Are L.A.S.E.R.S.!!!
Love Always Shines Every-time Remember 2 Smile!

-LF

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3 comments on "Lupe Fiasco ft Matthew Santos - Shining Down"

Murdah Mels said...

totally agree .
i am completely & utterly obsessed with this song .

One Eighteen said...

You my dear have good taste in hip hop lol

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Anonymous said...

I only allow myself to listen to The Cool when I'm running. Went from 1 mile to almost 4.

Great track. Matthew Santos is amazing.