Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey – “Words I Never Said”
“It’s so loud inside my head with words that I should have said,” sings Skylar. “As I drown in my regrets, I can’t take back the words I never said.”
“Crooked banks around the world would gladly give a loan away / cause if you ever miss a payment they can take your home away,” sadly raps Lupe on the world-weary track.
Alex Da Kid certainly knows how to take depressing subject matter, put it to a uptempo beat, add a forlorn-sounding female singer on the hook, and make a giant hit. Just look at T.I.’s “Castle Walls”, B.o.B’s “Airplanes” and Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie.” It’d be nice to see if he can stretch his producing muscle and give us something more fun than forlorn, but hey, if it ain’t broke! (And no, Nicki Minaj’s “Massive Attack” doesn’t count, cause we always frown when we hear it.)
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