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Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said (Feat. Skylar Grey) (Prod. Alex Da Kid)

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Lupe’s latest is a heater, yes. It’s a good song. But at what price? “Words I Never Said” sounds like the radio. It’s produced by Alex Da Kid (“Love the Way You Lie” “Coming Home” “Castle Walls”, etc). It’s got Skylar Grey on the hook (what a run of features for her btw). I think we sort of expect a fresher sound from Lupe. The beat choice is interesting. If for the lyrical content alone, this track WON’T get on radio. If chosen for the anthemic quality, ok. But the sound is still a bit tired and maybe even a slightly lazy choice. The song is, in a way, emblematic of Lupe’s career caught somewhere between credible lyrical greatness and the mainstream of pop rap. P.S. Alex Da Kid up the tempo on your beats! The songs are wayyyyyy too slow and drag.

Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said (Feat. Skylar Grey) (Prod. Alex Da Kid)

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Rating: 8.4

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02-01-11

James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

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Words like “sublime”, “gorgeous”, “transcendent”, words like that get thrown around probably too much in this whole music blogging game. I mean there is only so many descriptive adjectives out there, only so many emotional sentiments, only so many ways to a fill a page but to use those adjectives, to describe this song; that’s really just the start.

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Rating: 9.0

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02-01-11

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Lyrics Born @ Brighton Music Hall, Boston, 02/04/11

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The owner of one of the sickest flows in the universe will be live in Boston this Friday @ Brighton Music Hall. Our man Lyrics Born will be backed by a killer live band and will be droppin bombs til the break of dawn. Sound good? Hold up, Hold up, Hold up! It’s gets better! Check this, b3sci’s got two free passes to the show! Being the generous crew we are, we’re hooking you up. All you gotta do is be the first to hit our email with the subject line “Girl, Gimme Those Lyrics Born Tickets!” and the passes will be yours. So don’t delay, “Girl, Gimme Those…”

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Lyrics Born – Lies X3 (Keys N Krates remix) by Keys N Krates
Lyrics Born – Lies x 3 (Keys N Krates Remix)

Lyrics Born – Callin’ Out by Madison House

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02-01-11