Lupe Fiasco Knows “The Show Goes On”, Offers A Modest New Single

Idolator Staff | October 27, 2010 2:40 pm

What was Lupe Fiasco supposed to do after two monster hit songs intended for him wound up on someone else’s album? Borrow a (proven) hit for himself, of course. Finally ready to cue his Lasers album, Lupe marks his return with a single built around a sped-up sample from “Float On”, the quirky 2004 hit from rock band Modest Mouse. “The Show Goes On” is a clever way to add a little kick/push to his stop-start career, and may just provide Lupe the hit he’s needed. Hear it below.

[wpaudio url=”//″ text=”Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On” dl=”0″] Produced by Kane Beatz, the song represents the new opportunity that Lupe faces now that he’s settled all that label drama. The rhymes are somewhat pedestrian by Lupe’s standards, but we have a feeling he’s going to make up for it in the video. (Remember, he can be creative, even on a budget). And we also would suggest that he take MTV’s advice and call Kanye. We still think he’s capable of coming up with something as good as that song ranked as our favorite “K” track of the decade.

Of course, if none of this works out, he can just get started on that Child Rebel Soldier album. We’re sure it’s riiiiight around the corner. Or he could always retire. Again.