`` The Show Goes On `` By Lupe Fiasco Essay

713 Words Feb 17th, 2016 3 Pages
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 Lupe Fiasco is talking about turning dark times people constantly face into good ones. For example, Fiasco says, “Go on and put your hands up, when times are hard you stand up” (Lupe Fiasco). Through this line, he wants to encourage people to always stay strong enough to stand on their own and to never let any obstacles in life knock them down. He really wants to push and motivate people all over the world to never let what society thinks change the way they look at themselves. Fiasco shows that idea through these lyrics, “You just lift your arms higher/ Let em’ know you’re there/ That you struggling and survivin’ that you gonna persevere” (Lupe Fiasco). He wants his…

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