Lupe Fiasco “Cake” (Video)

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Lupe Fiasco showcases his one-of-a-kind pen in “Cake”, produced by Soundtrakk

“Cake” will seem on ‘Samurai’, the Chicago rapper’s subsequent album, coming June twenty eighth through 1st & fifteenth / Thirty Tigers

Assembling assonant syllables into luxurious literary stanzas, Lupe Fiasco has constructed a his repute off the power of his pen recreation.

Proving that few emcees can contact him even 20 years into his storied profession, Lupe shares “Cake“, his new single.

Over a head-spinning instrumental from Soundtrakk, Lupe flexes like solely he can, placing collectively intricate inside rhymes and off-kilter metaphors to claim an necessary message: no person has bars like him.

Locking in with Soundtrakk’s swirling melodies and satisfyingly old-fashioned percussion, the Chicago rapper asserts that he’s colder than a Siberian winter, with the pen recreation of Kurt Vonnegut and a vocabulary massive sufficient to make a pc lose reminiscence.

He spits: “Ain’t no domino in my dominance, once I’m droppin’ this / Janis Jop-a-lin drop-a-lets, it sound just like the apocalypse / Combined with Christopher Wallace’s matters, on high a obelisk / This a cobbleous novelist, inside my esophagus / Rhyme as primin’ as Optimus and this shit tastes like chocolate cake.

The only arrives with a classy, stripped-down music video directed by Chris and Blaq of IMPAKT STUDIO, which finds Lu flexing on a soundstage as he spits his verse amidst the commotion of manufacturing employees round him.

Lupe Fiasco "Cake" (Video)Lupe Fiasco "Cake" (Video)
Photograph Credit score: Karl Ray

“Cake” is the second single from ‘Samurai’, Lupe’s ninth studio album and one of the crucial private of his profession thus far.

The upcoming album is produced in full by Soundtrakk, making it their second full album collaboration following 2022’s ‘DRILL MUSIC IN ZION‘, and the primary album that Lupe and Soundtrakk labored on with their longtime supervisor, and 1st & fifteenth co-CEO Charley “Chill” Patton, since 2007’s ‘The Cool’.

The 8-track album is clean, but cerebral, brimming with concepts, however at all times radiating Lupe’s pure love for the artwork of emceeing and committing himself as a servant of the rap recreation.

Final week, Lupe launched the album by sharing the one and music video for its title observe, “Samurai”, praised by many main media shops.

Now out there to pre-save and pre-order on vinyl, ‘Samurai’ arrives in each bodily and digital codecs on June twenty eighth through 1st & fifteenth.

Lupe Fiasco "Cake" (Video)Lupe Fiasco "Cake" (Video)

The upcoming Samurai is Lupe’s first new album since 2022’s ‘DRILL MUSIC IN ZION’, which earned crucial acclaim from many main media shops.

The product of a burst of considerate spontaneity, Lupe created ‘DRILL MUSIC IN ZION’ over a brief interval, diving right into a folder of beats despatched by Soundtrakk and rising with a fully-realized album in simply three days.

In 2023, Lupe saved busy by releasing tracks like “Wild Baby (Remix)”, a brand new model of his 2017 observe created in collaboration with Chicago home luminary Vince Lawrence, and “Out There”, an archival observe from the first & fifteenth vault.

The enduring Chicago native additionally settled into his place as a professor on the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise, the place he teaches “Rap Idea and Apply”.

Past music, Lupe continues to give attention to the group organizations he based, together with We Are M.U.R.A.L, The Neighborhood Begin-Up Fund, Society of Spoken Artwork, and his cross-cultural content material enterprise, Studio SV.

Keep tuned for extra bulletins about Lupe Fiasco and ‘Samurai’ within the coming weeks!!!

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