Seeing one of your favorite musicians is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favorite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to see Lupe Fiasco at the Patriot Center in Fairfax on Thursday, May 3, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following ticketing options:
- For $23, you get one ticket for seating in the concourse, rows N–Z (up to a $46 value, including fees).
- For $28, you get one ticket for seating in the concourse, rows A–M (up to a $56.25 value, including fees).<p>
Lupe Fiasco’s goal is not to be a pop star, but, rather, it is to rally the people together around a common idea. In his latest album, Lasers, a crimson anarchy symbol bleeds across the artwork, overwriting the O of a neon sign that spells out Losers to transform a go-to term for oppression. On the album’s tracks—which include “The Show Goes On” and “State Run Radio”—Lupe takes aim at the media, radio stations, political pundits, and even fellow Chicagoan President Obama. As Lupe declares, “I want to start a popular uprising. The music is the bait to get people to come and listen to what I’m saying.”
In concert, the lyrical MC pulls from a discography that spans to 2006’s Food & Liquor. His first single—the beat-laced “Kick, Push”—sweeps listeners down a halfpipe of rhymes as he inducts skateboarding into rap culture, thereby breaking down social barriers and providing on-the-go DJs with convenient transportation. He followed up his debut album with a sophomore effort that showcased “Superstar,” a melodious top-10 hit with soaring guest vocals drenched in a moody noir that could have been squeezed from the fedora of a ‘40s gumshoe.