DROGAS Light

Lupe Fiasco - DROGAS Light
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2017 Ratings: #711 / 721
User Score
Based on 135 ratings
2017 Ratings: #653
February 10, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
1st and 15th / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

74
Pitchfork

DROGAS Light may not surpass his auspicious debut, 2006’s Food & Liquor, but it is easily the least scattered statement he’s made in about a decade.

73
GIGsoup

Tetsuo and Youth, Lupe’s 2015 offering had a flare that got the balance between leaving us breathless and making us think that DROGAS Light just misses the mark on.

60
AllMusic
The range in quality here indicates that superior work is in reserve.
60
The Guardian
Ultimately, this lack of direction means the album doesn’t take off. Even amid the mish-mash, however, there are enough moments of quality to remind the listener why this MC deserves to finish his career on his own terms.
60
Exclaim!

Lacking cohesion and at times sliding from lyrically dense to unnecessarily complicated, DROGAS Light won't go down as a jewel in Fiasco's catalogue, but it has too many redeeming qualities to write it off as a loss.

60
XXL

Although Lupe claims his forthcoming DROGAS album is by far the better project, this project has enough catchy hooks and clean raps to tide fans over in the meantime.

60
The Needle Drop

DROGAS Light is one of Lupe Fiasco's better attempts at making an album with pop appeal, though it still pales in comparison to his more progressive work like Tetsuo & Youth.

50
Rolling Stone

Appreciated by themselves, the first eight tracks of Drogas Light actually serve as a brisk, masterful concept album in the vein of lyrical heir Common or the 1993 gangsta rap riposte SlaughtaHouse by Masta Ace Incorporated.

40
The Skinny

In what should have been a return to form for Lupe Fiasco, Drogas Light falls short, instead feeling too rushed and confused to make for any kind of anticipation for the rest of the trilogy that is still to come.

40
Loud and Quiet
It certainly plays like leftovers, and not the glorious second day lasagne type of leftovers. This is soggy cornflakes.
40
Drowned in Sound
Quite the mess all told. The second part of a trilogy is often the best though, right?
30
The 405
When artists as diverse as Vince Staples, Schoolboy Q, and J. Cole are receiving both critical and commercial acclaim for making socially conscious records that are musically outside the box, you’d hope that Lupe would trust himself enough to deliver the kind of music he’s capable of making. Instead, we get a terrible album—a new low in a career that already has too many down moments.
BuffaloStaple
42
After reading Lupe's self-written review of this album on Twitter, the reason the album sucks so bad makes a little more sense to me now. Personally, I don't think this is good at all, a couple tracks are kinda fun when you're in that mood for some generic, fun, trendy hip-hop shit, but the overall package is just painfully unsatisfying. However, from what i've seen, the people that enjoyed Lasers a lot are really diggin this thing, so I guess the target audience Lupe was aiming for are having ... read more
AZIZ
67
The reviews make me so sad. I dont even want to listen to the album now.

update: Listened to it. And yeah its not great but why is it getting extremely negative scores. This shit is mediocre, but not trash.

2nd update: It grew on me.
unknownpleasure
31
You could say this album was a...FIASCO

Seriously though, how do you go from Tetsuo and Youth to this shit?

Favorite Track: Tranquilo
smallpeeble
60
well i just liked three tracks out of 14 from this album. issa kay.
exception
49
If the next two albums aren't any better, I'm gonna be pissed. Tetsuo and Youth was incredible, then we get Lasers pt. 2 right after that. At least Lupe consciously released this knowing it wasn't any "high art" that you could argue some of his other work is. Every song is a generic trap banger that has little authenticity. DROGAS Light is gonna be a money maker for Lupe, but it is far from being one of his more well done albums.

fav tracks: NGL, Jump (maybe?), Pick Up the Phone ... read more
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MISC LISTS

#35/Complex (First Half)

Track List

  1. Dopamine Lit (Intro)
  2. NGL (feat. Ty Dolla $Ign)
  3. Promise
  4. Made in the USA (feat. Bianca Sings)
  5. Jump (feat. Gizzle)
  6. City of the Year (feat. Rondo)
  7. High (Interlude) [feat. Simon Sayz]
  8. Tranquillo (feat. Rick Ross & Big K.R.I.T.)
  9. Kill (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Victoria Monet)
  10. Law (feat. Simon Sayz)
  11. Pick Up the Phone
  12. It's Not Design (feat. Salim)
  13. Wild Child (feat. Jake Torrey)
  14. More Than My Heart (feat. Rxmn & Salim)
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