Lupe Fiasco - DROGAS Wave
DROGAS Wave
78
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PreeMo
84
I always said that I heavily anticipate DROGAS WAVE since Lupe confirmed it's Tetsuo & Youth-like feeling, but I was very skeptical, because he's known for being disappointing throughout his career...the 98 minutes runtime lessened this thoughts, but other worries came to mind due to it's length...

...but...but....BUUUUUUTTTTTTTT...goddamn, this album is amazing...the Lupe all wanted...rhyme schemes on point, lyricism and metaphors on point, concept is intricate and really ... read more
YungNoodle
92
LETS FUCKING GO

LUPE IS BACK

Favorite Tracks: Manilla, WAV Files, Down, Alan Forever, Stronger, Sun God Sam & The California Drug Deals, Kingdom, Cripple, King Nas, Mural Jr.

Least Favorite Tracks: XO, Quotations from Chairman Fred
AZIZ
85
Opinions are subject to change.

Before The Album:
This is going to be good. Lasers may have been bad because of label trouble. Drogas light was bad (no to me but most people) because Lupe wanted it to be. When Lupe is serious he makes beautiful art. So let's see what he has for me.

The Review:
Yeah this was just as great as I thought it'd be. This was a proper successor to Tetsuo & Youth. Nearly every song was lyrically intricate and most of the production on here is very good. One ... read more
Inglume
87
I went into this expecting this to be like DROGAS Light. I was WRONG...VERY WRONG. This is easily one of Lupe Fiasco's strongest concepts, with excellent lyrics and flow, interesting production choices, and is actually incredibly consistent despite it having the runtime of a feature-length film! I'm very impressed with this comeback from Lupe. My opinions could change in a couple of months, but this is solidified for one of the best hip hop albums of 2018.
thebibleparttwo
94
if aziz says its good then it must be good

edit: he wasnt wrong

a few months later: this is probably my favorite Lupe record, idk if anyone else (i didn’t even think Lupe could) could make an album this long with no filler. a masterpiece
Atrocityblubber
88
So I've decided to revisit this to see if i loved it as much as it did as it came out.And it really grew on me

Lupe really pushed himself conceptually on this project which is presented all thru out his discography. but the first 8 songs is probably the best he has ever done that and even after that it still keeps going on even when it doesn't show it.

The length of this album might turn people off when you see it's 100 but i think the quality of this album persists even thru the 100 ... read more
NR
10/10 nuff said
BFunk32
98
Lupe pushes himself creatively to make his best album yet. The concept is very vivid. The album is filled with waster eggs and many hidden things that Lupe fans will try to figure out, and the more they figure out the better the album will be for every day listeners. This is not an album anyone should rate after 1-10 listens. The album itself is filled with metaphors and some of the best lyrics I’ve heard. This album easily has the best production out of a Lupe album, as well as his best ... read more
zachthesnack
68
In Lupe even human!??

His storytelling skills are UNREAL
smallpeeble
80
aight aight aight ey ey ey

Fave Tracks:
▪ Manilla
▪ Gold vs. The Right Things To Do
▪ WAV Files
▪ Sun God Sam and The California Drug Deals
▪ XO
▪ Happy Timbuck2 Day
NR
Top 3 Rap Release This Year.
100
Lupe has outdone himself. This is easily his boldest, most lyrically impressive album yet. The production on this thing is top notch too. The whole story is incredible as well. I can't believe Lupe is back in 2018 with an album of the year contender.
Rafael
96
With a story that flies over many heads, this is sure a genius work from Lupe. The messages he sends through each song is quite captivating and like mega deep, and as always lupe’s Lyricism is nothing but spectacular. This is great comeback for Lupe.
AnalVape
90
video review: https://youtu.be/SlXN-Xkd4qI

Lupe Fiasco shows hip-hop how to properly release a long album.

Up there with Big K.R.I.T.s 4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time, this album is for oldheads who want a big, chunky, meaty helping of classic hip-hop vibes and something that is worth their money. I think Drogas Wave is that release. Packed full of bangers, tasteful political messages that are easy to swallow, and fun beats with Fiasco's masterful riding of said beats, this album just works, and ... read more
100
One word . DROGRAS (don't ruin us God said)
95
Top lyricism, Great concenpt, a couple tracks I could do with out which keeps this album from being as great as it should
AffanAhmad
85
Lupe's lyricism in this album is top notch. If there was any doubt as to his status as one of the very best lyricists alive, this album puts them to rest. However, this album does suffer a bit from being a little too long and losing its narrative. Tracks like Stack That Cheese, Alan Forever, while referential and well executed in their own right, don't serve the overall narrative of the album. While I understand this is a double album, two albums with separated themes would have been better in ... read more
DiegoPaim01
74
é chato. Ñ entendo boa parte da mensagem, das temáticas, de como ele tá trabalhando o conceito. N entendo a necessidade de fazer algo tão decifrável, pra sei lá...falar algo que é tão digot por 1001 rappers hoje em dia. Agora, ele rima bem, tem um flow bem musical e a produção também é bem criativa, tem umas jams. Se vc quer curtir um bom hip hop neste sentido, é uma boa. Mas pra levar a ... read more
amygoodall
75
good
100
Honestly this record is so fresh. It's just nice. The production is impeccable and so are Lupe's lyrics which is always the case. I love this record so much. It blew me away. A 24 track album that runs for 100 minutes managed to hold my attention the entire time and was consistently entertaining the entire time. I listened to this thing like 10 times after one day and it still had the same affect. There are no bad tracks on this thing and Lu delivers a lot of tracks that are some of his best to ... read more
83
I was disappointed about last album because tetsuo &youth was so good. I think if someone compare this album to testuo, they will choose testuo. But to me, drogas wave is better. Mural jr. can be one of my best song which lupe made.
guccirayn
60
A slog of an album with some pretty ambitious lyrical themes but falls flat on its face musically
95
WAV Files is a masterpiece, so far the only issue is that the album is too long
89
Simply amazing. Couldn't be prouder.
100
goat album, not a single bad song
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