Analysis Of The Show Goes On By Lupe Fiasco

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Throughout the years, Hip Hop music has been looked at as a genre with no meaning other than talking about drugs and money. However, there are a few rappers who truly do talk about a bigger picture and what really matters in the world. Chicago artist, Lupe Fiasco, is indeed one of those artists. In many of his songs he digs deeper into the problems that everyday people struggle with and offers hope to the world. In “The Show Goes On,” Lupe Fiasco uses upbeat music and powerful words to portray his belief that no one should ever give up on their dreams in life and that no one should ever let anyone else get in the way of their dreams and success. When listening to “The show goes on”, the song instantly comes off with an upbeat and happy tone, but once you dig deeper and look at each lyric it becomes clear that …show more content…
Lupe Fiasco writes, “I will give up everything, even start a world war/ for these ghettos girls and boys i’m rapping round’ the World for!” (Lupe Fiasco). Lupe Fiasco realizes that there are many people in the world that are less fortunate and not as blessed as he is, so he tries to give back hope to the world through his music. The message in his song “The Show Goes On” is so strong that it is has changed the lives of so many people for the better. This song touches people in a way that most other rap music could not because of how much meaning there is behind each word. He even goes on a rant about the people who are bringing everybody else around them down and how one should ignore the negativity that others give off. Fiasco says “Three in the air for the kids in the ghetto/ Four for the kids who don’t wanna be there/ None for the niggas trying to hold them back” (Lupe Fiasco). He wants people to understand that the no one should ever let anyone else get to them and stop them from accomplishing their dreams in

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