Thrift Jacket, Top Shop dress, American Apparel harem pants,
BCBG shoes, Vintage gold chain jewelry, Beats By Dre headphones
Brooklyn Public Library
Model/ Actress: Reese Antoinette
Video & Photography: Julien Boudet
The Brooklyn Library is filled with books of words I never said and I couldn’t get Lupe Fiasco’s lyrics to “Words I Never Said” out of my head. I agree with his concept of the “Words I Never Said” track, I think that a lot of my thoughts are trapped in my head forced to be only thoughts, mostly because I am too scared to get them out. Too worried about what people will think about me, my ideas, and my beliefs. Every once in a while a good song or album comes along and brings about a topic that so many people have tried to write countless books about.. the truth.
I think somewhere between a well written book and a writer’s thoughts are songs that capture it all, which leads to an album that tries to create a story out of it, that album is Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers. The album touches upon so many relevant and interesting topics (“All Black Everything”) and the album does it in an innovative way. Without a doubt Lasers has a different sound from what we are all used to from Lupe, but the production on the album is updated and current mixed with what most would categorize as “Conscious Hip Hop” lyrics.
However, in my view there is nothing conscious about good music and art.. it just is. So therefore Lasers is a great balance of major label demands with the indie spirit that we all know Lupe Fiasco continues to kick, push and coast with. I definitely recommend this album out today on Itunes and wherever else dope music is sold.