Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lupe Fiasco releases new single, does his best Modest Mouse

Posted by Frank

Is it just me, or is it getting harder and harder to tell when one musician is paying obvious homage to other musicians by sampling them, or if songs are sounding so alike because everything really has been done before?

A mere two months ago it was instrumentation in Cee-Lo's smash "Fuck You" sounding a lot like Chicago's "Saturday in the Park." Now, hometown rapper Lupe Fiasco has released a new single, "The Show Goes On," that's guilty of sounding an awful lot like something else. Take a listen:

Sound familiar? There's no denying that the song is catchy, and I have nothing but respect for Lupe (check out my glowing review of his recent performance at North Coast Music Fest), but I'll be damned if this isn't pretty much a rap version of "Float On" by Modest Mouse. Are you with me?

"The Show Goes On" comes from Lupe's upcoming album Lasers, out March 11. You can purchase the song here.

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