[artist id="2017563"]Lupe Fiasco[/artist] has never been one to shy away from sharing his thoughts , but on the rapper’s latest single, “Words I Never Said,” the outspoken MC unleashes a provocative sociopolitical rhyme packed with the passion of a cable pundit.
“I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullsh–/ Just a poor excuse for you to use up your bullets/ How much money does it take to really make a full clip?” he raps over the driving production. “9/11, building 7, did they really pull it?/ And a bunch of other cover-ups, your child’s future was the first to go with budget cuts/ If you think that hurts, wait, here comes the upper cut/ The school was garbage in the first place, that’s on the up and up/ Keep you at the bottom but tease you with the upper crust/ You get it then they move it, so you never keeping up enough.”
The track was produced by Alex Da Kid (Eminem, Rihanna, Paramore), and the British hitmaker hinted to MTV News earlier this month that the number would ruffle some feathers.
“It’s politically charged, it’s controversial, and it’s Lupe being honest about his opinions on society,” he said. “It’s really cool. I like it.”
“Words I Never Said” also finds Fiasco broaching subjects other than 9/11 controversies and the decline in American educational institutions.
The Chicago MC takes shots at President Obama and predatory lending practices and laments the unhealthy nature of manufactured foods. He urges listeners to be proactive in search of solutions.
“Just listening to ‘Pac ain’t gonna make it stop,” he spits.
“It’s so loud inside of my head with words that I should have said,” Skylar Grey sings on the chorus. “As I drown in my regrets, I can’t take back the words I never said.”
The song is slated for Fiasco’s next LP, LASERS, due March 8.
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