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September 13, 2012 1:54 PM   Subscribe

Please help me figure out what this song is before my head explodes!

The details (as best I can remember them, which isn't all that well):

-a guy rapping/singing

-hip hop song, upbeat and maybe a bit poppy

-talks about performing, becoming famous/being a star

-I have a really clear memory that he talks about one of those mirrors with the lights all around it - possibly that one of the lights is out?

-I also feel like he mentions the people waiting in line outside to see him (though that might be me conflating it with another song)

-Not super recent (def not within the past 2 years) but not really old either - I posted lyrics at some point as a status on facebook, so it must have been after 2005

Not Eminem or Lupe Fiasco (already suggested and rejected by friends), or Maroon 5 (which oddly enough keeps being suggested despite my insistence that it includes rap).
posted by brilliantine to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
 
Kanye, Touch the Sky?
posted by ourobouros at 1:59 PM on September 13, 2012


Billionaire? (warning: there are cuss words).
posted by Slater Sheldahl at 2:10 PM on September 13, 2012


Switch to Timeline on Facebook and search your status updates?
posted by pink_gorilla at 2:23 PM on September 13, 2012


Possibly one of the songs from Kanye West's graduation? Something like good morning flashing lights or good life ?
posted by jourman2 at 2:25 PM on September 13, 2012


B.o.B - Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)?
posted by MiggySawdust at 4:54 PM on September 13, 2012


Kanye - Flashing Lights?
posted by seesom at 5:17 PM on September 13, 2012


I know you said it isn't Lupe Fiasco, but I'm convinced it's Lupe Fiasco's Superstar (2008)

So chauffeur chauffeur come and take me away
'cause I've been standin' in this line for like five whole days
Me and security ain't getting' along
And when I got to the front, they told me all of the tickets were gone
So just take me home where the mood is mellow
And the roses are grown, M&M's are yellow
And the light bulbs around my mirror don't flicker
Everybody gets a nice autograph picture

posted by clearly at 5:59 PM on September 13, 2012


I'm an idiot. I heard the refrain and thought it couldn't be the right song. Thank you so much! Also I tried looking through my timeline but I didn't know I could actually search it.
posted by brilliantine at 6:51 PM on September 13, 2012


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