I always had a vague idea that I would like the rapper Lupe Fiasco, based on his single "Kick, Push" from a few years back and one or two other songs I've heard. I finally got around to getting his three albums over the weekend prompted by a new single that I heard on the radio, "The Show Goes On." His music is mostly hopeful, sometimes political, and often dealing with struggling through life. Here's some of "The Show Goes On," and the video:
So no matter what you been through no matter what you into no matter what you see when you look outside your window brown grass or green grass picket fence or barbed wire Never ever put them down you just lift your arms higher raise em till your arms tired Let em’ know you’re there That you struggling and survivin’ that you gonna persevere Yeah, ain’t no body leavin, no body goin’ home even if they turn the lights out the show is goin’ on!