The Moment: In February, Lupe dropped the first single from Lasers, "Words I Never Said," featuring Skyler Gray, and took shows at President Obama, Rush Limbaugh, the war in Iraq, and a bunch of other controversial topics on the Alex Da Kid-produced record.
The Reaction: Despite the heavy content within the song, fans connected with it almost immediately and it has done well for Lupe thus far.
Did It Help or Hurt His Career? HELP! If nothing else, "Words I Never Said" proved that there is definitely a market for Lupe's music.