Lupe Fiasco – Friend of the People (Mixtape)

New mixtape from Lupe Fiasco as he quietly gives thanks to fans during today's holiday festivities through musical form. This Friend of The People mixtape was initially set to drop in around Christmas of 2009 but was set aside for his Mount Kilimanjaro voyage to raise awareness of the global water crisis, in which he successfully completed. Also be on the lookout for Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album soon to follow.

Download: Lupe Fiasco – Friend of the People (Mixtape)

By: Davis Huynh / Tracks / November 24, 2011 / 7821 Views
  • HotDamnIRockBiatch

    the general beat choice* aha

  • J.Rhythm

    Lupe Fiasco has officially fell off. I never thought I'd see this coming from him. This shit hurts. Lasers was some corporate bullshit, this is more of the same. Be yourself Lu..you don't have to dumb it down. Fuck what everyone else is doing. DO YOU!..Which was what you were doing in the first place. Sad Day. #Heartbroken

  • Anonymous

    and when F&L2 sucks then whachu gonna say? I loved this guy right up until lazers and EVERYTHING hes dropped since has been insanely disappointing. Im not saying his next album will flop, but if its not  what we heard with  FNL and cool, then really i aint surprised.

  • Anonymous

    Pop-rock hooks? Like how F&L had the dude from Linkin Park on a track? The Instrumental is a classic.

    People have some short term memory.

  • kmap

    Don't know why everyone is freaking out. It isn't that bad at all. 1 or 2 tracks are a little weak but overall it's pretty good.

  • http://flavors.me/dnwilliams dnwilliams

    More like selective memory, don't like it now, didn't like it then. Though stuff like 'The Instrumental' is way stronger.

  • HotDamnIRockBiatch

    smh, have faith young one, I'm yoda.

  • Roomwell707

    i agree. who did the intro track on Lupe Back?

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  • room

    This year I recently got into electronica and I recognized about half the beats on this mixtape are from current and "hot" producers and djs. So to hear the lyrically gifted Lupe spit on these tracks was quite a surprise, but sick nonetheless. Thumbs up to Lupe for experimenting.

    On a side note, if you dont follow electronica, again the beats on this mixtape are from producers and djs that are currently and seriously killing the game.  If you didnt know, the electronica fan base is so ridiculously huge WORLDWIDE right now its literally insane! I wouldn't doubt that the genre itself is killing every other genre based on fan based numbers. To think that Lupe could relate to that crowd (beats wise), yet still reach to them on a lyrical level is pretty freakin dope (electonica fan or not).

    Bear in mind that I am a hip-hop head myself and have been all my life, but it is necessary to keep an open mind to all music. Preach on Lupe...Preach on!!!   

  • room

    This year I recently got into electronica and I recognized about half the beats on this mixtape are from current and "hot" producers and djs. So to hear the lyrically gifted Lupe spit on these tracks was quite a surprise, but sick nonetheless. Thumbs up to Lupe for experimenting.

    On a side note, if you dont follow electronica, again the beats on this mixtape are from producers and djs that are currently and seriously killing the game.  If you didnt know, the electronica fan base is so ridiculously huge WORLDWIDE right now its literally insane! I wouldn't doubt that the genre itself is killing every other genre based on fan based numbers. To think that Lupe could relate to that crowd (beats wise), yet still reach to them on a lyrical level is pretty freakin dope (electonica fan or not).

    Bear in mind that I am a hip-hop head myself and have been all my life, but it is necessary to keep an open mind to all music. Preach on Lupe...Preach on!!!   

  • room

    This year I recently got into electronica and I recognized about half the beats on this mixtape are from current and "hot" producers and djs. So to hear the lyrically gifted Lupe spit on these tracks was quite a surprise, but sick nonetheless. Thumbs up to Lupe for experimenting.

    On a side note, if you dont follow electronica, again the beats on this mixtape are from producers and djs that are currently and seriously killing the game.  If you didnt know, the electronica fan base is so ridiculously huge WORLDWIDE right now its literally insane! I wouldn't doubt that the genre itself is killing every other genre based on fan based numbers. To think that Lupe could relate to that crowd (beats wise), yet still reach to them on a lyrical level is pretty freakin dope (electonica fan or not).

    Bear in mind that I am a hip-hop head myself and have been all my life, but it is necessary to keep an open mind to all music. Preach on Lupe...Preach on!!!   

  • room

    This year I recently got into electronica and I recognized about half the beats on this mixtape are from current and "hot" producers and djs. So to hear the lyrically gifted Lupe spit on these tracks was quite a surprise, but sick nonetheless. Thumbs up to Lupe for experimenting.

    On a side note, if you dont follow electronica, again the beats on this mixtape are from producers and djs that are currently and seriously killing the game.  If you didnt know, the electronica fan base is so ridiculously huge WORLDWIDE right now its literally insane! I wouldn't doubt that the genre itself is killing every other genre based on fan based numbers. To think that Lupe could relate to that crowd (beats wise), yet still reach to them on a lyrical level is pretty freakin dope (electonica fan or not).

    Bear in mind that I am a hip-hop head myself and have been all my life, but it is necessary to keep an open mind to all music. Preach on Lupe...Preach on!!!   

  • 12244

    I like everything about this album, it's so good, if you don't like it, remember it was free and delete it and quit sulking. he rocked it. I would die to be on any of these instrumentals.

  • Anonymous

    He's gotten better in my opinion. When he came out he, he had the lyrics but the beats & production were limited in appeal to the conscious hip-hop head. Since he's expanded his production and musical choices he's been able to reach audiences other than hip-hop heads. If you listen to his words, his main point is to spread knowledge and teach. 

    In my opinion, this mix tape is amazing. 

     “Flow is in the microwave, call it Michael Tyson flow/Killing is a dirty job, Michael Myers, Michael Rowe/Bring it back like Michael Fox, see how far them Michaels go/I feel like I’m Michael Crichton writing with a microphone.” Tyson makes microwavable dinners. Myers was a killer. Rowe hosts the show Dirty Jobs. Fox was in Back to the Future. Crichton was a best-selling author and screenwriter. Yikes.

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