Best Lupe Fiasco Songs

The Top Ten
1 The Show Goes On

This song is very touching, enough to know what situation he's in. The lyrics are just amazing instead of talking about drugs and alcohol, etc. Definitely one of my favorites!

Hell yeah! Lupe is a rapper who gets it. Otherwise, which rich star cares about stuff like this? Respect.

Lasers may not be the best album, but The Show Goes On is definitely the best Lupe Fiasco song.

2 Words I Never Said

This song made Lupe shine, to be honest. As we all know, Lupe has gone through tough times because of the LASERS album. He didn't agree with the songs his record label was shoving down his throat, so he retaliated with songs like Words I Never Said.

This is the best and most meaningful song by Lupe. It addresses real issues that need to be addressed, especially the corrupt American government. But then again, Lupe is always rapping about real life.

The song leaves me speechless. Every single line is phenomenal. Enough said.

3 Hip-Hop Saved My Life

I really enjoy this song. At first, I liked Hi-Definition, but now I like this one better. The flow is so great, and the music itself is awesome. Also, it's low on cuss words. Definitely Lupe's best.

I've never heard a song with such a constant flow. People need to support music like this more so we can have better music!

4 Kick, Push

Just listen to the lyrics. This is a great song. You can listen to it in any mood. It's just a fantastic story and is so well rapped and written. Lupe is one of the greatest rappers ever. I wish he released more material.

Just an amazing song. One of the first that he ever made. It is about himself and what he does with his friends around Chicago, skateboarding. It is catchy, with brilliant rhymes and is just plain old amazing. Definitely the best rapper of all time in my opinion, and this is his theme song!

5 Superstar

This song is simply amazing. The chorus is well sung, and Lupe finishes it with his mad lyric writing. It is coolio! Nice.

Lyrically and instrumentally, one of Lupe Fiasco's best tracks. This should at least be number 2 after The Coolest.

The most in-depth track of Lupe's lyrically. Should be number one just because of that.

6 Dumb It Down

This song is one of the most complex, lyrical, metaphorical songs you'll ever hear. My second favorite hip-hop song of all time.

7 Put You on Game
8 The Instrumental

This is the best, most raw shot at how kids are raised today and how the media brainwashes people.

This song is so dark and introspective. It's just intense. I don't know how else to describe it.

This song has the touch of Mike Shinoda in production. It gives the song a totally different atmosphere and makes it unique.

9 Mural

A mural is a collection of pictures drawn and meshed together to form a greater picture depicting the feelings and characteristics of the artist or community creating it. This is exactly what this song is - a mural of Lupe Fiasco. Absolutely brilliant. Lupe might not be the most attractive rapper out there, but he's definitely the greatest lyricist, and this song proves it.

Personally, I think it's one of the best rap songs ever written. With all of the intense wordplay, symbolism, and imagery he put into this track, I'm shocked that it didn't get more attention. It's definitely the most impressive rap song I've ever heard.

I really don't see any rapper topping this track lyrically, even Lupe himself. Oh, and the beat is fantastic too, in my opinion.

10 Little Weapon

Way too low. This song is very powerful and has a great snare drum in the background.

The Contenders
11 Hurt Me Soul

Top 3 for sure! This song is what all rap should be. He keeps it so real, rapping about real life. He's the best lyricist alive in my opinion, and I don't care what anyone says.

If you take the time to listen and decipher the lyrics in this song, you'll fall in love.

One of my favorite parts of any Lupe song is here:

"I had a ghetto boy bop, a Jay-Z boycott
'Cause he said that he never prayed to God, he prayed to Gotti
I'm thinking "golly, God, guard me from the ungodly"

This is one of the greatest songs ever.

Amazing story, fantastic lyrics, great beat, and a hook that leaves you craving more. The man is a genius, and this song best showcases how he wants to be different from other mainstream rappers.

The opening tells it all:
I ain't tryin' to be the greatest,
I used to hate hip-hop,
Because the women degraded.

12 I'm Beamin'
13 Daydreamin'

15? Wow, one of his best songs. Epic chorus, beat, and lyrics. What he did with the body parts is amazing. But I guess most people didn't catch that.

Amazing song. It all flows together really well in a way where you can just close your eyes and enjoy.

The best part about this song is the amazing mixing between the blues classics and rap music.

14 Battle Scars

Why is this song not in at least the top 5? Honestly, Battle Scars is one of Lupe Fiasco's most beautiful songs. The first time I heard it, I got chills. And Guy Sebastian didn't disappoint either. Great song.

It's a classic song! Guy does his job. Love portrayed through the means of war. Splendid lyrics, splendid voice, and awesome music. This song will keep you glued to the speakers.

Just like when I first heard The Show Goes On, when I heard this, I thought, This is special. It deserves the 2nd spot after The Show Goes On. This is real, meaningful rap.

15 Till I Get There

Should be number 2. One of the best. The three increasingly positive verses and the uplifting chorus make this one a winner.

This song gets me up in the morning. So positive! It's just a great song to listen to when someone is in a bad mood.

16 The Cool

This is by far Lupe's most creative, complex, and best song. I guess it isn't number one on many lists because it takes a deep, thoughtful mind to pick up what he is putting down in this song. You may think you know what he is talking about, but you really don't.

It took me years to finally understand the complex nature of the song. It's so complex that this song is the end of the album titled "The Cool," in which the song "The Cool" off of "Food and Liquor" is used to tell a story. This is his best work by far, and it isn't even close.

17 The Coolest

Easily one of, if not his best songs. The first verse is one of the greatest verses ever written by any human being, let alone a rapper. The fact that The Show Goes On is above this is ridiculous.

Best lyrics ever. One of the best hip-hop songs of all time.

The first verse... greatest of all time.

18 Beautiful Lasers (2 Ways)

Got me through my rough times! Best Lupe song for sure!

19 Streets on Fire
20 American Terrorist

I love this song. I know it almost completely by heart! I think it's underrated, and people might not appreciate the message, but it's phenomenal.

Listen to this song one time, and you'll learn more about American history than you did throughout all of high school.

Just listen. That's all I can say.

21 Prisoner 1 & 2

What can I say? Lupe shows the most artistic way to handle a touchy social issue here. The contrasting first and second verses idea is just genius.

This one is my favorite. Chopper is second for me and Battle Scars third. Lupe for life!

Probably the best song on Tetsuo & Youth. There is no holding back on this song.

22 Paris, Tokyo

This should definitely be in the top 10. Just listen to the lyrics. I would love to spit such a song to my girl.

23 Shining Down

One of his best, definitely. Amazing chorus and very catchy lyrics. I don't know how it is so far down the list. Please vote it up. Definitely top three.

This can't be way down at no. 28! One of his best songs ever. It's a pity no one's heard it much.

Amazing song. It should be in the top 5 at least.

24 Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)

A smooth song with a good flow, not to mention lyrical genius. One of his best. Although I do have to say there are too many songs from LASERS in the top ten, which is not his best album.

It's got a catchy flow (goes without saying, it's Lupe) and says something meaningful like it ain't no thing.

"Rich man, poor man, we all gotta pay because freedom ain't free, especially 'round my way."

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