27 June 2009

the lasers manifesto.

the l.a.s.e.r.s. manifesto

to every man, woman and child,

we want an end to the glamorization of negativity in the media. we want an end to the status symbols dictating our worth as individuals. we want a meaningful and universal education system. we want substance in the place of popularity. we will not compromise who we are to be accepted by the crowd. we want the invisible walls that separate by wealth, race & class to be torn down. we want to think our own thoughts. we will be responsible for our environment. we want clarity and truth from our elected officials or they should move aside. we want love not lies. we want an end to all wars foreign & domestic violence. we want an end to the processed culture of exploitation, over-consumption and waste. we want knowledge, understanding & peace. 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.

great message. i already have a feeling the trend he's setting for this next album is about to be huge. ever since he set foot on the hip-hop plateau, lupe has always seemed to think on a worldly manner, and often voices against social extremities in his songs. albeit label politics refusing him to go on route for his lupE.N.D. project, i'm glad he has found another calling to go full length on something that actually has substance and potential to create change on a larger scale. if he comes correct on this album, he will show us that he is more than just one of hip-hop's most elite lyricists of all time, but one who would have transcended that of his culture by creating a dogma that can better this generation and the next.


Audio: "Shining Down" by Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos.