Hear Lupe Fiasco’s new single “Jump” featuring Gizzle

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Lupe Fiasco shares new single “Jump” featuring Gizzle.

Lupe Fiasco
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Best known (to younger folks) as one of the most controversial musicians in recent years, the talented Lupe Fiasco is back with a trunk-rattling track titled, “Jump.” It’s the Lupe Fiasco that I’m used to, and if it sounds familiar to you, it should. Fiasco’s long-time producer Soundtrackk (responsible for well-known cuts like “Kick Push” and “Sunshine”) made it. It is a single from Fiasco’s forthcoming album called “Drogas Light”; it comes out on February 10. Some other cuts on the LP are “Pick Up the Phone,” “Wild Child,” and “Made In The USA.”

Play “Jump” below:


According to a press release I received at 6 AM, “Drogas Light is the first of a trilogy of albums which will see Lupe Fiasco reach his creative peak—the final curtain call on one of the most gifted lyricists and visionaries to grace the mic.”

If you are old enough, you can remember when Lupe Fiasco promoted his label, almost as much as Lil Wayne and his imprint. I’m unsure why it didn’t to take off. Those details might live online, somewhere but it doesn’t matter too much now. Gemini (now Gemstones) is talented, and in this 2014 interview, he expressed his interest in wanting to reconnect with Fiasco. Regardless if it happens this year or not, that’s cool too because this moment marks the first album release on his label. Stream the self-released record below.

Personally, I’m looking forward to more 1st & 15th/Thirty Tigers releases. This 14-track album (one-third of the trilogy: Drogas Light, Drogas, and Skulls) features Big KRIT, Ty Dolla $ign, and Rick Ross.

Read more about Lupe Fiasco via Wikipedia

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of Rock band Japanese Cartoon under his real name. As an entrepreneur, Fiasco is the Chief Executive Officer of 1st & 15th Entertainment.

Raised in Chicago, Jaco developed an interest in hip hop after initially disliking the genre for its use of vulgarity and misogyny. After adopting the name Lupe Fiasco and recording songs in his father’s basement, 19-year-old Fiasco joined a group called Da Pak. The group disbanded shortly after its inception, and Fiasco soon met rapper JAY Z who helped him sign a record deal with Atlantic Records. In September 2006, Fiasco released his debut album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor on the label, which received three Grammy nominations. He released his second album, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool, in December 2007. The lead single “Superstar” became his first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. After a two-year delay, Lasers was released in March 2011 to mixed reviews; however, it became his first album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. His latest album, Tetsuo & Youth, was released in January 2015.

In addition to music, Fiasco has pursued other business ventures, including fashion. He runs two clothing lines, Righteous Kung-Fu and Trilly & Truly; he has designed sneakers for Reebok. He has been involved with charitable activities, including the Summit on the Summit expedition, and in 2010 he recorded a benefit single for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Fiasco is also noted for his anti-establishment views, which he has expressed in both interviews and his music.



Written by Richardine Bartee

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