Lupe Fiasco gives a first taste of his upcoming album.
On the song, Lupe’s lyrical acrobatics are on full display. His verses are focused on legend-building, telling his story through a wide-angle lens of biblical proportions. He ping-pongs between the grandiosity of nature (skies, seas, floods) and the everyday details of life on the street. In his chorus, he emphasizes that this versatility comes easily to him- “I can twist it, I contort.” The production on the song leans on filtered guitar samples and a stomping beat. Nayirah’s futuristic crooning at the end of its runtime adds an ominous twist, a cliff-hanger for what may lie ahead.
Check out the song below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments.
One deep meditate, one street separate
“Hi” to the Crips, “Goodbye” to the Bloods
But it was the Souls, Lords and GDs
Segregated by the street in the Chi’ where I was